Our cattle are Brahman and Brahman cross cows bred with a Charolais bull to produce first cross Charbrays.
They are 100% pasture fed.
They are cell grazed in a time managed system which involves rotating them around numerous small paddocks so they have a very limited time in each paddock. They may spend as little as one day in a small paddock intensively grazing it before we move them to the next one. We then move the chickens in 3 days later to clean up any parasites left behind in the cattle dung, e.g. fly lavae etc... The paddock then has a long rest, recovery and regeneration period of at least two months. This allows the cattle and chickens to do the work of improving our pastures for us.
This also returns and improves mineralisation in the soil, which contributes to a better quality of meat and eggs.
The beef that we will sell direct to consumers, when licensed to do so, will be from cattle bred on our farm and handled humanely with Low Stress Stock handling techniques, and with an absolute minimum of chemical support against parasites. (Due to our location in the coastal area, some support is needed.) Through the cell grazing/pasture resting approach, and Joel Salatin processes of pasture sanitisation, we are aiming for our cattle to be totally chemical treatment free.
Our cattle will then be taken to the nearest abattoir so their stress is minimised, thus treating them well and aiming for tender meat.