We are constantly looking for ways to improve and 2020 was no exception. Despite this being the craziest year ever that included a pandemic raising livestock must go on. We took our normal steps this year but added a few more this fall that will help us work toward our beef cattle dreams. We decided … Continue reading Big Dreams Start with Small Steps
Recently, I posted about dung beetles on our Instagram and it made me think. This kind of information doesn't get posted enough. You know, the kind of information about what we do for animal health as well as soil/bug health in our pastures. If we are not thinking about feeding the soil (microbes, worms, dung … Continue reading Cow Poop & Soil Health
It seems like every week a new restaurant chain, celebrity, or company has decided to announce some big change about animal agriculture (meat, dairy, etc.). Earlier this month, the Golden Globes decided to go meatless due to their concerns about climate change. More recently, Starbucks announced that they want to be more environmentally sustainable and … Continue reading Why Cows Are Sustainable After All
With Thanksgiving coming up tomorrow, I cannot help but feel very thankful. We have had a busy fall on the farm with new calves, good grass, rain, and a new hay shed (we lost ours to a bad storm this summer). As I reflect on the past couple of months, I thought I would share … Continue reading Thankful- Tales from an exciting calving season!
Do you purchase your beef from the grocery store or direct from a beef cattle farm? Is one source better than another? Isn't it all the same beef? I am going to attempt to provide a little insight to beef purchasing in this blog post that can hopefully put your mind at rest. Myth: Beef … Continue reading Beef Purchasing Decisions
Winter. We are in the thick of winter. It is cold, windy, wet, and really no fun is being had on the farm, unless you are the bull. Despite all the negatives, we are very fortunate in North Carolina because generally we do not see harsh winters like other states do. It may get down … Continue reading Winter on the Farm
From our family to yours, we hope you had a very Merry Christmas and wish you a Happy New Year! We have been very busy with various farm projects and holiday gatherings lately...it is hard to believe the year is almost over. Our family also lost a very special lady over the holidays, my MeeMaw … Continue reading Merry Christmas & Happy New Year
I feel like if you ask any cattle producer what their number one priority is that they will respond with cattle care. We check our cattle every day to make sure they are doing well. It is important to us that they are healthy, comfortable, and have what they need. For the most part, we … Continue reading Cattle Care
Each year for the past 4 years, we have had one steer processed to provide our family with healthy and nutritious beef. Choosing to finish a steer for our own beef was an easy decision. We enjoy eating ground beef, steaks, roasts, and other cuts throughout the year and thought, how awesome would it be … Continue reading Beef is Nutritious
Have you ever had major anxiety before working cattle? I am talking can't sleep, stomach hurts, mind is racing kind of anxiety? Well, I have. Before learning about low-stress cattle handling, it was an ordeal to work cattle. I usually worked cattle with my dad and husband and there were times where they dreaded it … Continue reading Why Low-Stress Cattle Handling?