We believe in being responsible stewards of the land and using sustainable, humane methods. Our sustainable methods include “rotational grazing” along the lush meadows of the Deschutes River, which not only allows us to maintain healthy pastures but also allows our cattle to graze on the most nutrient rich part of the grassSince we are on the banks of the Deschutes River, the yearly flooding of our fields ensures an endless supply of natural minerals and nutrient rich soil. The grass is managed through a combination of grazing and haying. We then feed the cattle the hay during the winter months.
As much as possible, we try to minimize the stress of the animals during harvest. Our animals are always transported with another animal. They are transported by a member of our family, less than 10 miles from our home so there is minimal travel stress. They are delivered to a farm where no more than 15 animals are processed on a given day. All harvests are USDA Inspected. Additionally, we have work with Natural Resources Conservation Service, a division of the Department of Agriculture, to improve our impact on the environment by voluntarily building fences along the river, updating our irrigation system, and further limiting the animals access to the river by adding several watering troughs. We also updated our drainage in our barns and added a manure storage facility.