MN Pasture Raised
Happy Calm cattle = finest quality meat!
MN Pasture raised means: 100% grassfed and finished beef. We raise an ancient breed called British White Cattle. They have a unique history, and they are incredible at the table! Part of the reason they are so highly prized.
At the Ranch, their accomodations include:
1. Natural Shelter belts for the Minneosta elements.
2. Room to Express their natural behaviors
3. A Supplement of hay as needed year-round
4. Onsite manager to meet any need the herd has.
5. Beef Quality Assurance certified, we take meat quality and animal welfare seriously!
MN Pasture Raised means: FREE range piglets!
Ashley helped us get started in pigs in 2008. She has a soft spot for them! Due to my own food issues, we developed a corn and soy free ration that we have worked on to perfect over several years. The pork that results is excellent quality. Pork that has the flavor and enjoyability that is still this affordable is tough to come by. Customers with corn and/ or soy allergies or suffer from FPIES sometimes react thru the meat to the what the animal ate. We discovered this in 2010, and have worked to produce pork that everyone can enjoy!
We raise a variety of breeds including Berkshire, Tamworth, and Premium pigs from the Mangalitsa breed.
Jamin’ with Lambs
MN Pasture Raised means: Rotationally grazed sheep!
We have chosen the Katahdin breed of sheep for our lamb. We partner with a friend who has the facilities and know how to produce the lambs. We get the lambs at weaning and finish them in our program. We feed them for about 8 months to get them of a size that gives a great eating experience.
MN Pasture Raised means: Pastured and Free to Range poultry!
In 2009 Hailey expressed interest in getting into pountry. We started her own business called Hailey’s Hens. Hailey has a special nack with the birds. She can spend hours fussing over their nests, and just enjoying their company. Hailey has several hundred hens, ducks, geese, turkeys, and guineas that produce the corn and soy free eggs everyone loves! The flavor is a little richer, and there’s something special that noone quite has a name for that they experience when eating them. We like to think that’s the taste of the love infused in each egg!
Hailey shares one of her roosters with a wild “hair-do”.
We raise a variety of breeds including 6-10 brown and green egg laying hens that are hardy breeds for our MN weather.