It all started with cattle. Cattle is our family history and we thoroughly enjoy having them as part of our operation. The cows that we use in our grass fed program are purchased from Byram Cattle Co, Kiley's dad. We know exactly where they come from and how they are raised. They come to us at about 7 months old. They are rotated on green pastures, offered quality hay bailed here on the farm.
Our Grass-fed Beef is quite different from the typical grass fed beef. We have always been fans of the quality and taste of grain fed, but 100% grass-fed is where we wanted to be as we started the beef journey. In addition to all the green grass and hay they want, we supplement with natural sea salts and minerals, sea kelp, and a sunflower seed meal. This 100% grain free meal is high in protein, which gives the beef a marbling content similar to grain but with a nutritional benefit of grass-fed beef. Marbling content gives the buttery content we all love with grain-fed beef. We think you'll be highly pleased with the outcome!
From Resaca Sun Feeds, where we purchase our Feed:
"Sunflower meal and oil is also another wonderful source of nutritional value. With many vitamins and minerals packed within one kernel, it is considered to be a powerhouse of nutrition. Sunflower meal and oil is packed with vitamin E. Compared to other seeds and nuts, sunflowers are considered to be the highest nutritional source of vitamin E, Selenium, and Folate. Studies have been shown that beef cows need supplemental protein from sunflower meal to enhance forage intake and digestibility. Unlike other species, ruminants can utilize sunflower meal’s high level of fiber more effectively. We value quality, which is why all commodities that make up Resaca Sun Products are Non-GMO."
We also have a Jersey Dairy Cow, Clora, that we use for our personal consumption - and we sometimes share with the pigs, cats, and dogs.
Earnest Roots Farm Grass Fed Beef