Beef & Eggs
In May 2010, we purchased beef cattle and incorporated livestock into our farm. We have frozen beef for sale by the piece in our farm market. We also sell beef by the quarter, half, and whole animal as well and are taking orders for 2014. Please call 717-677-8411 or email us at email@example.com if you are interested in purchasing bulk meat.
Our cattle eat grass all year from our pastures which are certified organic. We did not complete paperwork to have our meat be certified organic; however we do not give growth hormones or prophylactic antibiotics to our animals. They develop beautiful thick wooly coats in the winter and eat baleage (nutritious fermented grass that was baled in the spring, summer, and early fall). They receive the occasional organic apple as a treat, and they are never fed grain.
During the spring, summer, and early fall when there is lush green grass available, we move our animals frequently to new pastures. This practice is labor intensive, but provides our cattle with a fresh area of grass and allows the other paddocks to rejuvenate. We have a bull and cows which means we do not buy in calves. We have control over our steers and can maintain high quality meat for you to consume.
We have Rotokawa Devon and Red Angus genetics on our farm. The Rotokawa genetics are from an estate in New Zealand.
We purchased our chickens as day old chicks from Moyer's in Pennsylvania. The chickens are fed certified organic feed. The feed is non-GMO, non-antibiotic, and non-soy. The eggs are brown and are extra fresh. The chickens are outside and have access to go inside to get out of the weather or lay eggs whenever they so desire. During the growing season and mild winter weather we move them every few days to new grass so they have a fresh plate of food to peck through! They still have their beaks and their claws. Their eggs are certified organic.