Our grass fed beef has access to the pasture 12 months of the year. In the summer months the cattle are moved to a new paddock every day. This is called rotational grazing. For the winter months they eat dry hay mix which consists of grass and alfalfa.
We source our piglets from smaller farms in Manitoba as we don't breed pigs ourselves. Our range fed pork is raised outside with plenty of space to run and move. In fall when temperatures drop below freezing, we move them into an open shelter to keep them comfortable and well watered. They are fed our farm ground ration which consists of wheat, barley, flax, peas, and non GMO corn (all grown on our farm).
CHICKEN & EGGS
Our pastured meat chickens are raised in the summer only. They are started inside the barn for approximately 4 weeks, then are moved outside for the remainder of the summer where they are moved to a fresh patch of grass every morning.
The laying hens are housed in hoop houses in the spring and summer and are moved to a fresh patch of grass every morning. Come late fall, we move the hens into the barn where they have ample space to roam around. The feed ration for both the meat chickens and hens, aside from the grass and insects they choose to eat, is made with wheat, barley, flax, peas, and non GMO corn (all grown on the farm).