Extra Goodies and Information

Why Fodder?

In 2012, we started researching Fodder. It took two years for us to dive on in and we are so glad we did! There are so many benefits to feeding fodder. Here are some examples: 


Highly Nutritious
Fodder is up to 80% digestible as opposed to about 30% digestibility for dry grain. Higher fat, protein, and simple sugar content will add butterfat to dairy cows/goats, add muscle and fat to feeder cattle, and provides complete nutrition for horses, alpaca, rabbits, chickens, etc...

Save Money
Fodder is very cost effective.  You are basically creating pasture out of water and thin air. Growing fodder can reduce your feeding cost by up to 50%! 

Reduced Waste
The entire mat is eagerly consumed, roots and all. There is no waste from fodder. Animal waste breaks down more easily and there is less animal waste (manure) due to the high percentage of fodder being digested.

Provides Superior Nutrition
Fodder provides a much higher protein and vitamin content than dry grain.  Since the 
mat is living, it also provides enzymes, pro-biotics, and micro-nutrients that are not available in dry 
feed.

Year Round Green Feed
Enjoy the rich milk and eggs one usually gets only during the Spring year round; grow a little fodder inside, or grow fodder in your shed! Ours is grown in a portable carport. 

Saves Water
It takes much less water to grow Fodder than to water pasture.  Water can be 
recirculated through the system and then used to water other crops.

Peace of Mind
Grow Fodder regardless of local weather conditions.  A year's worth of grain can be 
purchased while prices are low and stored to be used as needed. Fodder can also be refrigerated for up to three days! 



GRASS-FED BEEF

Grass-fed beef has grown in popularity lately but the concept is not new to us.  The ingredients needed to grow grass-fed beef are simple: grass and water. The quality of the beef is determined by the quality of those two ingredients. 

Our beef are naturally raised and receive no hormones or antibiotics.


HEALTH BENEFITS

Lean protein is the foundation of a healthy diet, and there is no better place to get your protein than from beef raised on grass. Grass-fed beef has about 24 grams of protein per 100 grams of meat, and fewer calories than skinless chicken breast. Furthermore, the fat content in grass-fed beef is similar to wild elk and deer meat, which is good because lean meat can lower your cholesterol. Grass-fed beef is also a great source of omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3s play a vital role in every cell system in your body, their health benefits range from reducing high blood pressure and decreasing your risk of a heart attack to fighting Alzheimer’s and depression. For those of us who are health conscience — Beef. It’s what’s for dinner.


ENVIRONMENTAL BENEFITS

Grass-fed beef is not only healthy for you; it is also healthy for the environment. Sustainable agricultural practices have become more important as our global population increases. Our grazing and irrigation practices not only provide a healthy landscape for our beef, but also for the native species that the cattle coexist with. Our ranching practices enable large tracts of land to be healthy pieces of open space. Also, the Grass-fed beef raised on our ranch require a minimum amount of energy because they spend their entire lives here.


BUY LOCAL

In today’s food system, people tend to lose track of where their food comes from and where it has been. When you buy beef from us you can rest assured your beef was raised by one local family and has spent its entire life in good hands. Support local agriculture and you will ensure a healthy community, and a healthy future for your family! 





We love all types of beef, but to take away the confusion of GRASS FED
vs GRAIN FINISHED
, check out this great comparison chart to the left!







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