Our cows are raised on a 100% grass based system. They spend their summers breathing fresh air and munching on grass in the sunshine. In the winter, they come out of the cold into our barn on dry bedding and eat hay. We never feed our cows grain. They are 100% grassfed and grass finished, so you get all the benefits of their grass diet. They are %100 GMO free.
Our cow herd is a mixed herd of Devons and Devon and Jersey crosses. Devons are a rare historic breed of cow. They are a tri-purpose cow: good for milking, meat and for draft power. Our cows also serve another important purpose which is to make fertility for our vegetables. Devons are a rugged cow and thrifty on grass so that they do especially well on a grass based system.
Jerseys, although primarily known as a dairy animal, have some really outstanding features as a beef cow. Jersey beef has a higher ratio of monounsaturated fat. Monounsaturated fat is that amazing fatty acid present in grass fed beef that has actually been shown to LOWER cholesterol. Jersey beef is also amongst the most tender beef out there!
A word about our veal....when people think of veal they tend to think of poor mistreated baby cows, locked in cages. This is how commercial veal is raised and it is terrible, appalling and totally disgusting. Our veal is about as far from that as you can get! Our calves are kept with their mothers for all of their lives and are given unlimited access to pasture. Veal is a necessary aspect of any dairy operation. Veal does not have to be a dirty word!