Our Grass Fed And Finished Philosophy
Our beef is entirely 100% GRASS FED and FINISHED. Unlike many producer’s we choose NOT to feed any grain to our animals at ANY stage of the growing process.
Don’t all cows eat grass ? Why are our cows different ?
Grass is the natural food of cows. So why if we want a natural end product would we change what is natural to the animal ? Grain feeding is done to rapidly increase the growth rate of the animal and increase it’s final carcass weight. Grain feeding is unnatural to cows. It changes their physiological form and can cause numerous health issues to the animal. These health issues then require medical treatment which once again is unnatural to the animal. Grain is also full of harmful sprays and chemicals, in fact the grain is sprayed prior to harvest to increase it’s weight. As you can see, grain feeding is about speeding up the process. Our’s is about slowing it down and letting it grow naturally. A lot of healthy, grass fed cattle are fed grain towards the end of their lives to fatten them up which means they are not entirely grass fed and finished.
Why Chemical Free ?
After having dodged the bullet of bowel cancer five years ago we decided as food producers we wanted to produce the ‘cleanest’ chemical free grass fed and finished beef possible. Whether it is ever scientifically proven or not, (YET) we believe there is a transmission of chemicals from the soil to the animal and from the animal to the consumer.
Being ‘clean’ matters to us, it’s something we are very passionate about. Our soils are fertilized with organic chicken manure twice a year. No synthetic fertilizers or chemicals are ever used on our grazing or hay paddocks. We take this stuff very seriously !!
It’s ‘The Little Things’ that matter most !
Underneath the soil are the ‘little guys’. The invertebrates, the microbes, the earthworms, the dung beetles (apologies if I left out anyone) working together as nature does to maintain soil health and correct imbalances. By spraying harmful chemicals above the soil we wipe out these little guys underneath the soil and we take away the soil’s ability to maintain it’s own good health. These ‘little guys’ matter to us and we want them to go about their job like they would whether we were here or not. Our properties are also being used as trial properties for Dung Beetles Australia. We are proud custodians of thousands of happy poop eaters !!