Bred, Raised and Finished

The process of breeding, raising and finishing cattle is one that takes patience, selfless dedication and a lot of hard work. Much of our daily lives revolve around the needs of our cattle. Each morning starts with making sure their nutritional needs are met. Each night ends with making sure their physical needs are met and they have a dry warm place to sleep for the night. The health of our cattle is also ever on our minds and we are always working to prevent illness and injury before they happen.

Nutritional Needs

Our cattle are fed a diet specific to their developmental needs. The diet of our mother cows is different than that of calves and cattle being finished. We utilize a variety of different feed sources to meet these changing needs. A large portion of their diet is forage and grasses, and we do utilize grain such as corn and other higher protein options to meet the needs of our young and growing stock. Our calves spend the first 4-6 months of their lives with mom. This constant access to mom’s milk has proven to be the absolute best way to grow strong and healthy calves.

Physical Needs

Here in Wisconsin we do have some great “cow weather” (40-65F degrees, with a calm breeze). However, at certain times of the year that is the exception instead of the rule and that can present challenges for our cattle. That is why it is important for us to also attend to the physical needs of our cattle. Always having a warm place to lay in the winter and a dry cool place to access when mud is abundant and the mercury is high is very important to the health and well being of our animals.

Health Needs

The number one defense against illness and injury is prevention. We take preventative health maintenance seriously and we work closely with our veterinarian to develop programs that adapt and change as the needs of our animals change. From routine veterinary care to emergency care, when necessary, we rely heavily on a great relationship with our veterinarian.

We are Beef Quality Assurance Certified. To learn more about what BQA Certification is and why it is important Click Here.