All of our cattle are grass fed for their whole life, exactly the way nature intended.
Their digestive system is designed to digest grass and other green and leafy matter however, very few beef cattle are fed on this diet. This is because commercial farming wants the animals to be ready for meat as quickly as possible. Therefore, they are fed cereals and imported soya as well so that they grow quicker.
However, here on our farm, we allow the cattle to grow naturally and they only eat grass. In the Summer, they spend their time outside eating fresh grass in the fields and then in the Winter, we bring them inside to protect them from the weather and then feed them on dried grass, such as silage and hay.
By naturally rearing the cattle, they are not matured as quick as commercial cattle, with our cattle typically spending 2 summers in our grass fields. So why do we believe grass fed cattle are better than others?
Benefits for the Cattle
Because our cattle have a natural grass fed diet, they live a more natural life at a slower pace than commercial cattle. By being able to have the freedom of the grass fields, they express normal behaviours, in a more natural environment, foraging and grazing outdoors
Benefits for the Environment
The production of cereal crops produces more carbon that grass land and therefore by leaving our land to grass and pastures for the cattle to graze, we are reducing our carbon footprint.