Our beef is grass fed and finished. This means our cattle are not fed grain, but instead eat grass, hay and other forages. Cattle graze for as much of the year as possible, and when fed hay, they are still on pasture with space to behave naturally.
We raise a small number of pigs from weanlings to butcher weight each year. Our pigs are moved frequently to fresh pastures. We believe that pigs should be allowed to behave naturally, and have space to root and explore. Besides being allowed to forage in the grass and trees, pigs are supplemented with grain. All the grain we feed our pigs comes from Axten Farms, a unique grain farm that focuses on soil health using regenerative farming practices (and owned by Mark's sister Tannis and her husband Derek). Learn more about Axten Farms here.
Axten Farm’s grains are grown with their motto of “Loyal to the Soil” in mind. This means that every action taken on the farm considers the effect on the soil microbes and environment. They are a no-till farm that uses regenerative practices, that allow them to work toward bringing life back to their soil, farm, and community. Caring for the soil allows the microbes to feed the plants the nutrients they need from the soil and produce healthy plants. Axten Farm’s grains are non-GMO and glyphosate free.