Josh and I spent the first eight months of this year living on a cattle farm. It was an amazing, eye-opening experience, providing us with wisdom and knowledge to take with us for years to come. We experienced first-hand the hard work, care and dedication it takes to properly raise livestock.
Our cattle are grass-fed, free range, all natural and organically raised. Once a certain weight, They are sold to another farm to be finished and distributed to grocers in New England, including Whole Foods.
For instance, let's say during a cows first year he gets an eye infection. This is common for young calves as they graze through fields during humid weather where the air is thick and manure particles more apt to settle within the blades of grass. That calf then has to be rounded up and injected with an antibiotic to ease the infection before it spreads. Even if the cow remains totally healthy with no issues for the remaining years of his life, he is no longer considered “natural” because of ONE dose of antibiotics during his first year.
My parents living their dream. This was on a cattle run, about to round up the cows to bring to the next field for grazing.
"It's definitely the holistic care that makes them naturals. Although you can't let an animal suffer so you have to make different calls at different times and sometimes give the antibiotic."