BELTED GALLOWAY (the Oreo cookie cows!)
We raise Belted Galloway beef. Not only are they enjoyable to see in the pastures, but they are a very hardy breed that is resistant to the typical diseases confronting cattle these days. We have practiced raising our herd on pasture, with mineral lick supplements only. They are not vaccinated and we use sustainable means of controlling flies in the summer. The beef is extremely lean, much like a cross between buffalo and beef. Please email us for more details.
RED WADDLE PIGS
Upon researching different pig varieties grown in our area, we decided to raise a heritage breed pig that was once almost “extinct” from farms until their resurgence in the 1960’s. At that time, groups of Red Waddle pigs were discovered in the wild and re-domesticated back into farm life; they are the only Texas heritage breed pig to date. We purchased our first group of “fixed” male pigs, called barrows. They quickly became one of our favorite farm animals to raise…their squeals make us laugh and you can almost see them smiling when feeding time comes around. Just like the Belted Galloway breed, Red Waddles are very hardy and do not require any vaccinations OR worming treatments. They are pasture raised and supplement fed with our produce and commercial feed during the winter months. They produce an extremely tasty, and very well marbled, product. If you are interested in learning more about our pigs, send us an email and we will forward you the information on how you can own a part of or a whole pig for your family!
Once a year Michael purchases around 100 Cornish cross chickens to pasture raise in his homemade chicken tractors. They are moved every morning to provide fresh grass for them to graze on and we feed them Texas organic chicken feed. This is a very time intensive project which he carefully considers every year. Fortunately for us he has opted to raise them every September. We will keep you posted on his plans this year. Email us if you are interested in ordering chickens this year!