Visit our farm if you are curious about how we care for the herd and pastures. Public roads boarder two sides of the farm, so drive by inspections are possible any day of the year. Please call ahead to make sure we are around if you would like to see the herd first hand.
Annual Farm Audit
If you are not able to visit the herd or wouldn’t know what to look for, we are glad to have an annual inspection to verify our beef herd as:
- Animal Welfare Approved
- Certified Grassfed
Auditor Kim Alexander visited the farm this year. This was our second audit and a new auditor comes each year. Kim walked the pasture and inspected the herd. The audit is completed every 11 months. This allows inspectors to view the operation during different portions of the year (growing season versus non-growing season). Following the field review, we spent some time going over plans and records for our beef operation.
Auditors Know Their Stuff
Kim just doesn’t check boxes as an auditor, he practices what he reviews on his own farm. What a great opportunity to have an experienced grazer like Kim come and look over our operation. We shared some ideas and gained some insights to what we are doing and how we could improve.
Change Is Good
We have a few years of grazing under our belt now but every year is different. What worked last year may not work this year. When working with mother nature we need to be ready to adapt. The factory where we produce beef for your table is not a climate controlled building with a consistent stream of incoming parts.
Change Is Required
That is what Kim was checking on. Are we ready to provide for our herd when the unexpected happens?
- Records document what happened.
- Records help us compare from year to year.
- Plans make us consider our pasture and our herd.
- Plans make us prepare for emergency situations.
If you are curious about the different plans and records we keep, just drop us an email. We would be happy to share with you what we are doing.