Hormone-free, rotational grazing
Grazing, Pasture and Nutrient Management Practices
Our cattle are always out on pasture except for limited periods in a sacrifice area when extremely wet soil conditions would cause significant damage to our pastures. We have approximately 50 paddocks on our 100 acres of pastureland that we manage. We rotate our cattle into fresh paddocks on average about every other day with a typical rest period of about 50 days. Animals are finished on-site. I have been managing my own cattle operation for over 30 years and implemented a rotational grazing system in the 1980’s. I have not put any commercial fertilizer on any of our ground besides the limited acreage that I harvest hay from. We do not spray our pastures for weeds and our only fly control treatment is the occasional hand spraying of our cattle with a pyrethrin-based mix to reduce horn and face fly populations in the summer. All manure accumulated from my winter feeding area is spread back on my pastures.
Using a rotational grazing system inherently provides constant cover for game birds and other wildlife which has produced a notable increase in our ringneck pheasant population.
Hours of Operation
- Open Monday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
- Open Tuesday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
- Open Wednesday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
- Open Thursday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
- Open Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
- Open Saturday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
- Open Sunday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm