Any beef sold under the Warren Wilson label has spent its entire life on our farm. Animals are born on the Farm in the spring. Calves graze lush summer pastures alongside their mothers until early fall. Calves are weaned to allow their mothers adequate rest before their next calf, and to get the calves grazing the most nutrient-dense forage on the Farm. Growing animals graze a diverse mix of grasses and forbs using planned grazing strategies through the Fall and early winter, transitioning into stored hay in the coldest months. In the Spring, animals are turned out to spring pastures to commence the “finishing” stage of their lives. Our beef animals eat nothing but forage and a free choice mineral mix. Our beef offers an exceptional amount of marbling, and we can attribute this to our high-quality forage and grazing program. Our beef reaches finishing weight in 18-22 months. Any animals offered for sale have not received any grain, antibiotics, chemical dewormers, growth-promotants, or hormones.
We are an educational institution and therefore we are more than happy to further explain any of our practices to you. We want you to trust where your meat comes from and feel confident in our practices. Just drop us a line!