Beef Cattle Herd
Cattle are a key part of Abundantly Green’s diversified farm near Keyport and Brownsville. As part of being a sustainable farm, we kept Marilyn’s father’s herd of cattle, although only a few of the old ladies are still with us. Their offspring form our Hereford herd. They are the source for much of our composted fertilizer. We pasture them on about 30 acres. As part of our sustainable practice, we use rotational grazing.
Our beef never eat hormones, steroids, antibiotics or soy. The meat is lean, smells and tastes like beef used to taste (and still does in some parts of the world), and is healthy for you. We have chosen not to certify our beef organic because the cost of importing certified organic hay into Kitsap County would price our beef beyond the reach of most people. Most certified organic beef operations can raise enough feed for their own animals. We cannot. Our herd grazes on our certified organic pastures and mash from Bainbridge Organic Distillers, and eat local hay that is naturally raised by not certified organic. All of cattle free feed so they have the choice to eat it or not. The cattle love the mash.
Just so that you know, we are committed to the health and well being of our animals as well as committed to your health and well being. Because our farm is on bottom soil, they are vaccinated and wormed. They do not receive medications, steroids, and such in their food. We follow all guidelines for any medications we may use. Happily, most of our animals are never medicated.
Our philosophy is that these animals live and die so that we can live better, so we treat them very well because of their place in our lives.