Yesterday was a milestone for our farm but also a somber day for us. We took our first steer to be processed.
We are often asked if we struggle with raising an animal for food. To answer that question, it really requires an understanding of where the food we eat comes from and how it’s raised.
Feedlots, cramped cages, antibiotics / hormones, inhumane living conditions, and just the horrible way some of these animals spend their entire lives led us to challenge the notion that in order to eat meat, we have to support that. We don’t and neither do you! Our animals spend their days outside on lush green pastures, soaking in the fresh air and sun, just as nature intended. Farms that utilize these principles are all around you so get to know your farmer.
So to answer the question above, yes and no. Yes it’s difficult to say good-bye, but no we do not struggle because the alternative is something we can no long condone or support.
Get to know a farmer that raises the kind of food you want to eat. Talk with them, visit their farm, and support your community. This is why we do what we do. To ensure our animals are treated humanely, healing the land, and producing nutrient dense, healthy food.