Matt has been researching and experimenting with a new cattle management technique called High Density Pasture Management. The strategy changes throughout the year depending upon seasons and the types of cows being grazed (momma cows nursing calves versus finishing steers versus pregnant dry cows), and is quite complex in strategy, so we won’t attempt to describe the entire method here and now. However, we can share what we’re doing right… ... Continue reading
A little fact you may not have known: Before Matt and Jerica became farmers, we were engineers. It’s a good thing, because sometimes there are problems here on the farm where classes like Statics and Physics really come in handy.
For example, we recently bought a larger cattle trailer that was “homemade,” not uncommon in East Texas. It’s very nice, and we like it, but on one of our… ... Continue reading
Whole Turkeys $4/lb (sizes 20-24 lb)
We have a handful of turkeys left from the holiday season, large sizes only. We received great feedback on turkeys this year—tender, flavorful, and moist. Purchase one now to put up for Easter, or just have off-season turkey!
Ugly Turkeys $2.50/lb (sizes 14-25 lb)
Every turkey processing has a few mess-ups during plucking, so… ... Continue reading
Early Bird Special!
The turkeys are finally ready! They are really nice this year—plump, beautiful, and having been raised in large mobile paddocks on pasture for their entire lives. We are proud to offer these special birds for your Thanksgiving (and other holidays!) meal.
But they’re taking up lots of freezer space, which we need for organizing our incoming batch of beef and pork! If you have the ability… ... Continue reading
We always seem to be juggling several projects at once. Right now it’s planning to build a new barn and storefront and implementing a very extensive plumbing system on our ranch. Why? To provide what we refer to as irrigation in all the pastures on our ranch.
One of the most important parts of rotational grazing is getting water to each and every paddock
We are proud to announce that Vitamins Plus in Longview has started carrying our soy-free pasture-raised chicken, making them the FIRST store in Texas to carry all three of our meat varieties! They now carry whole chickens, boneless skinless breast, thighs, brisket, boneless ribeye, t-bone, sirloin, beef round roast, chuck roast, stew meat, ground beef, and pork chops. Please stop by and check out their inventory, and let
Question: What are chicken backs?
Answer: “Chicken backs” are the core of the chicken that is left after the breast, wings, and legs have been cut away for parts.
Our chicken backs are fairly meaty and are typically used to make broth and to harvest the remaining meat. 2013 is the first year we have been able to offer this cut, and we are excited to share the results… ... Continue reading
How Do We Make It To Market?
If you’ve ever shopped at a farmers market, or perhaps been lucky enough to visit several different ones, you’ll realize that it is usually a totally unique experience—for better or worse, it is nothing like shopping at a supermarket or a mall.
In some cases, there are similarities to conventional shopping outlets. A large market like Shreveport’s will have traffic and noise… ... Continue reading