Last July we posted a few photos of the first steers we will have available later this year as grassfed – grassfinished beef.  The steers have lost some of that summer time sickness and put on their winter coats.  Finishing these animals are a work in progress.  We are not feeding these steers any different from what is available to our cow/calf herd.

Will these steers finish and provide a quality eating experience later this year?  Time will tell.  For now we continue on our journey to producing an all pastured beef (no corn or corn stalk grazing allowed).

Born and raised right here.  This steer has lived his entire life with his mother near his side.

Born and raised right here. This steer has lived his entire life with his mother near his side.

Fresh stockpiled forage available every day, no standing in manured feedlots.

Fresh stockpiled forage available every day, no standing in manured feedlots.

Green hay helps keep the rumen (stomach) microbes functioning.

Green hay helps keep the rumen (stomach) microbes functioning.

18 month old steer grazing stockpiled forage January 2015.

18 month old steer grazing stockpiled forage January 2015. In background, neighbors cows graze corn stalks.

This 2015 grassfed beef progress report 1 will be followed up with additional updates until these steers are harvested.  Feel free to post a comment or email any questions you may have.

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