Our cattle have outside access at all times all year. They graze in the fresh air and sunshine and spend some time playing and sunbathing, then go back to grazing again. There is a loafing barn also available to them that they can freely access at will in the event they want to get out of inclement weather or intense heat. When the grass gets thin as it will at certain times of the year, their fresh ground is supplemented with stored grass (hay) from our own fields. We keep a close eye on that to make sure they have plenty to eat at all times. Lean times will ruin meat quality. They are offered free choice minerals and salt to ensure they get all their trace minerals. We raise happy cows here. They live a life of ease and it shows. Happy cows can be seen playing in the fields. Because their needs are always met by our close attention to them, they have time and energy to play. They are clean, healthy and well cared for. This gives them a life as near stress free as possible, which in turn makes better beef. We pride ourselves on our close personal attention to each of these individually distinguishable characters. You can purchase beef as half beef or whole beef, or individual cuts when we have them. We accept deposits for whole and half beef after the 1st of each year. Deposits are non-refundable unless of course something goes wrong and we can't provide that beef to you. All butcher costs are included, you pay the balance of the bill, determined by the hanging weight when you pick up your beef. I won't go into all the benefits of a grass fed beef diet. You can find loads of that information all over the internet and then some. Rest assured, if it is what you want, we have it. We have found, like many others, there is indeed no need for grain in a bovine diet, contrary to what the feedlot operators want you to believe. It only turns a good thing into a bad thing in disguise.