Our herd of Black Angus has grazed our pastures for over 25 years
converting grass, that humans can’t eat, into meat that is delicious
and nutritious. The energy that drives this comes from the sunlight
that enables photosynthesis of carbohydrates, fats, and proteins in
the grass, which the cattle then use to make meat for you. Our
cattle are specially bred and selected to accomplish this task on
their grass-based diet without grain.
Minerals and decaying organic matter in the soil are taken up by
and earthworms that digest and transmit these nutrients to the roots
of the pasture grasses. This hard-working subterranean kitchen staff
is fed in turn with droppings from the cattle munching above. It’s
one big recycling operation. No synthetic fertilizer, no pesticides,
no hormones, no antibiotics are needed, so we don’t buy them. The
sun and rain are free, and oh yes, most of the labor to harvest the
grass is done by the cattle, and they don’t use petroleum for this.
But lunch is never free. We do buy extra minerals that the cattle
need , and some tiny wasps that feed on embryo flies that pester our
cattle in summer, and we pay that other pest, the tax man. Thanks
for your patronage, which helps us manage our pastures and cattle
for the benefit of the environment and all of us.