With 200 Gelbvieh and Red Angus cow-calf pairs running (walking, grazing, living happy and healthy lives…) through the pastures of our rolling Kentucky farm, you’ll notice a Balancer trend. In additional to pairs, our farm-raised production bulls, derived from a genetic influence from Judd Ranch in Pomona, Kansas, are available for purchase.
Before arriving to the style of cattle we prefer today, we dabbled in various trends. In fact, the genetic influence of those early days of breed testing can still be seen in our herd. Tarentaise/Longhorn, anyone?
We have a strong “no crazy cow on the farm” policy, which means humane and low-stress handling is of the utmost importance to ensure our livestock remain calm. Not only is this a practice we live by, it is taught to anyone who steps on the farm.
We continuously work to further our education in pursuit of raising more efficient beef cattle, becoming better leaders and sustainable farmers by attending conferences and workshops around the state and country. We are passionate about taking this knowledge and sharing it within our local community.
WE'RE MEMBERS OF THE FOLLOWING ORGANIZATIONS:
Networking with peers and experts in the agricultural industry and learning from their experiences and expertise allows us to continually improve our programs.
National Cattlemen's Beef Association: a trade association and lobbying group for beef producers in the United States.
WE'RE completed the following programs and received the following certifications
Master Cattlemen: a state program designed to increase producers’ overall productivity and profitability
Master Grazer: a state educational program to improve grazing practices in beef, dairy, goat and sheep herds
Beef Quality Assurance certification: a nationally coordinated, state implemented program that provides systematic information to U.S. beef producers and beef consumers of how common sense husbandry techniques can be coupled with accepted scientific knowledge to raise cattle under optimum management and environmental conditions.