Our Animal Feed Guide For Raising Healthy Animals.

Keeping up with changes in the animal feed market can be challenging. You might be wondering if you should choose organic, soy-free, Non-GMO or just avoid feed altogether and focus on high-quality pasture. Depending on your goals, you may focus on any one of these options. Here’s how we handle it on our farm with some guidance for making the right decision for your animals:

  • Non-GMO Verified Feed: Choosing feed that the Non-GMO Project has verified is a great way to ensure you’re giving your animals high-quality, all-natural feed. The Non-GMO Project verifies food products by running them through rigorous testing to ensure they do not include bioengineered ingredients. Many GMO products are designed to withstand heavy pesticide use, which has been anecdotally shown to affect animal health and have a negative impact on the environment.
  • Soy-Based or Soy-Free Feed: Soy is a relatively inexpensive protein included in many animal feed products. While current studies show it is an economical and safe option for all animals, some farmers find in certain cases that their livestock don’t do as well on a soy-based diet. We mill both types for customers looking for a budget-friendly, soy-based, non-GMO feed and a high-quality soy-free alternative.
  • Quality Grains: We source our grains from farms dedicated to growing high-quality grasses, corn, alfalfa, etc. We then mill the feed to the right consistency for the specific animal. We find this makes a significant difference in the health and happiness of our animals.
  • Antibiotics & Hormones: Many manufacturers add antibiotics and hormones to animal feed to promote quicker growth and minimize morbidity. Respiratory disease is the number one cause of death for livestock and is often caused by stressful living conditions due to congested spaces and poor nutrition. While antibiotics and hormones can help in those stressful conditions, plenty of space and good nutrition can go a long way in growing healthy animals so that they shouldn’t need preventative antibiotics. That’s why we leave both antibiotics and hormones out of all our feed.

Visit Us For All-Natural Feed & Pastured Meats.

We invite you to visit our farm and see our animals enjoying our all-natural, soy-based Non-GMO animal feed. Pick up a bag for your animals and stop by our storefront for some pastured chicken, grass-finished beef and Dorper lamb and Berkshire hog cross. Not in the area? Visit one of our dealers located throughout the southeast to get your bag. We are confident your livestock will do well on our Non-GMO animal feed.

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egg casserole with sausage

Cheese and Sausage Breakfast Casserole

Cheese and Sausage Breakfast Casserole
Source: www.epicurious.com
Yield: 8-10 servings

8 white bread slices, cut into cubes
1-pound bulk non-GMO pork sausage, crumbled and cooked
1 1/2 cups grated sharp cheddar
10 large all-natural brown eggs
2 cups milk (do not use low fat or nonfat)
2 teaspoons dry mustard
1 teaspoon salt

Grease 9×13-inch glass baking dish. Place bread in prepared dish. Top with sausage and cheese. Beat together eggs and next three ingredients. Season with pepper. Pour over sausage mixture. (Can be prepared 1 day ahead. Chill.)

Preheat oven to 350°F. Bake casserole until puffed and center is set, about 50 minutes. Cut into squares.

Super Easy Leg of Lamb

Super Easy Leg of Lamb
Source: www.mideastfood.about.com
Yield: 10 servings

all-natural leg of lamb
kosher salt (because it is coarser)
1 tablespoon minced garlic

Trim lamb of excess fat and rinse under cold water. Place in roasting pan and sprinkle with kosher salt. Rub with minced garlic.

Roast at 325° in the oven until golden brown. Remember to baste every 30-45 minutes with pan drippings. You want to roast it for about 30 minutes per pound.

roasted chicken with rosemary

Roasted Chicken with Rosemary

Roasted chicken is the perfect Sunday dinner for you and your family.