Did you know that farmers are legally allowed to call their beef “grass-fed” if it has ever eaten grass - even if it only ate grass once in its entire lifetime? This is a deliberate attempt to mislead you, the consumer, and get you to pay more for poor quality meat riddled with chemicals and toxins. Here at Blackhouse Angus and Hereford, we know that mislabeling and confusing terminology can be the reason you abandon your desire to make healthier choices for you and your family. We want to help you make sense of it all. That’s why we’re committed to honesty and transparency - all along the way.
- Our beef is free-range, 100% grass fed, and chemical free, from day one to on your plate.
- We raise our own herd on 86 acres of pastureland, and ensure our cows only eat the grass and hay from local fields.
- We supplement our own grass with nutrient-rich baleage from local farms. (Baleage is a high-moisture hay that has been allowed to ferment - making it a sweet treat for the cows!)
- It’s important in the long-term, that the entire farm is pesticide-free, herbicide-free, and fertilizer-free. If chemicals are used anywhere on the farm, they’ll eventually make their way into the grass, and then into the cows. We’ll never allow those toxins onto our farm, so they’ll never make their way onto your plate.
- The label “grass-fed” on its own doesn’t ensure a chemical-free meat. Only a farm fully committed to providing sufficient pasture land with abundant grasses, and who is dedicated to using only natural farming methods, can truly provide healthy, grass-fed beef.
- Our free-range pigs are important too! Pigs grow at a healthy rate, feeding on a diet of local grains made into a delicious mash. Without the use of hormones or antibiotics, the pigs reach the perfect size and produce a flavorful, pink meat with just the right amount of fat. You’d be amazed at how different a natural pork chop, or juicy ham steak can taste when it’s been raised humanely on local feed.