Grass is the food of choice at Rocky Glade Farm! Life for our calves begins in the spring of the year on our farm when the grasses are lush and plentiful. For the next year and a half to two years they are "rotationally grazed" on our farm, which means that our animals are moved to new pastures frequently so that they have access to fresh, high quality forages at all times. All of our beef is completely grass-fed and grass-finished, which means absolutely no grain is used to supplement their diets. An all-grass diet, low-stress herding and a natural kelp/salt mineral mix keeps our calves in optimal health and eliminates the need for antibiotics. All of our farm raised meats contain no steroids, no hormones or antibiotics.
Jim's family has been in the business of raising cattle for over 30 years!
Jim's parents own and manage the brood cow herd. The cows go back many years with the Vaughn family and genetically range from Beefalo to Black Angus. We are currently using a South Poll bull to sire our beef calves. The South Poll breed is a southern composite breed designed to withstand heat stress, gain and finish well on grass with a more compact body frame than conventional cattle.
2012-2016 grassfed beef information
Due to drought early in 2012 we sold more of our momma cows than we wanted to. In the short run this means less beef as it will take us at least two years to rebuild the momma cow herd from our own offspring. It will be 2016 before we expect to have extra beef available to offer new customers. Thanks for your understanding.