have farmed here in Central Virginia for the last twenty-eight years, along the foothills of the Blue Ridge, where we have produced high performing Angus, Simmental and cross beef cattle, and finished Boar goats and Texel cross lambs both for the local, traditional and ethnic markets, as well as breeding stock for throughout the State.
All animals are raised primarily outside on permanent pastures, are grass and grain finished, and only temporarily inside during adverse weather conditions. The housing is both animal and environmentally friendly. We allow all our animals access to woodland for shade, and with the assistance of various conservation programs, have been able to provide them with drinking water from natural sources. We produce both organic and natural products.
Our organic layers will be kept under stringent USDA organic standards, and according to our own organic, and animal and environmentally friendly criteria.
A portion of the beef, goats, lamb and pork is produced according to natural standards, as we feel that certain practices for these species should be maintained for the sake of livestock health and well being. For example, in the hot and humid conditions of Virginia, sheep regularly need to be treated against parasites, which would not be possible if they were organically certified. Similarly our cattle are one of the only herds in Virginia which is routinely checked and tested free of leukosis.
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