- Less total fat.
- More heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids.
- More conjugated linoleic acid, a type of fat that's thought to reduce heart disease and cancer risks.
- More antioxidant vitamins, such as vitamin E.
Our rotationally grazed herd of Red Devon cattle is gradually growing. When managed properly, rotationally grazed beef cattle actually help to sequester carbon in the soil. The carbon is represented by increasing amounts of organic matter, which is responsible for holding water and nutrients. Our pasture system is modeled after the prairie ecosystem, which builds soil faster than any other type of ecosystem in the world. The beef animals take the place of the bison that was a keystone species of the prairie. Just as the bison grazed, trampled, and manured swaths of grass, our herd also significantly disturbs small paddocks of the pasture before being moved (up to 4 times per day!). Those paddocks are then left to rest for at least 60 days, but up to one year, before being disturbed again.