Our Practices-1

Regeneratively Raised means raising our livestock in a way that promotes the building of soil and soil health without the use of chemical fertilizers or herbicides. Additionally, our management focuses on improving biodiversity and the  water and mineral cycles on the ranch. The practices used are as follows:

Beef:

  • We utilize temporary electric fencing to keep the herd in smaller paddocks. Depending on forage quality, volume, and water source the herd is moved every 1 - 10 days. This prevents over grazing, allowing the grass to establish deep root systems which promotes soil health. Additionally, by allowing pastures to recover after a short graze period the soil stays covered, protecting the soil from direct sun, compaction, and allows for improved rainfall absorption.
  • We do not use dewormers in our herd. As a result, our cattle’s manure is full of various species of dung beetles and other insects. Dung beetles play a critical role in mineral cycling and soil building.
  • We do not use tillage, which is the most destructive agricultural practice for soil health. We utilize a no-till drill for any forage or cover crops that are planted.
  • We do not use herbicides or chemical fertilizers. Weeds are managed by mowing, planting cover crops,  and trying to improve our grazing management.
  • We graze year-round, grazing stockpiled forage in the winter. Allowing grass to reach full maturity results in full root expression below ground, improving soil health.
  • All of our beef sold under this label are born on the ranch and are managed using these practices.

Poultry:

  • Chicks are in the brooder for the first 2-3 weeks of their life. At 2-3 weeks they are put in mobile coops in the pasture and are moved to a fresh piece of pasture daily. The daily pasture moves spreads out the manure, which is an excellent natural fertilizer that improves soil health. 
  • We feed our chicks a non-gmo feed ration, which means we support farmers who use significantly less herbicide than farmers growing gmo crops.