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Our Cattle: Feed and Forage

Pastures are rich in a variety of grasses, predominantly fescue and clover. Fields also include a summer and winter annuals. These grasses provide an abundance of forage and dilute the toxicity of the fescue. The cattle are supplemented, when necessary, at certain times of the year with grains to ensure their energy needs, for example during drought or hot and dry periods when hay may be used.

Beef cattle are finished in the autumn on lush pastures along with supplementation, ensuring constant weight gain. Our feed and forage program produces premium beef, consistently grading similar to USDA choice.

Our mountains of Clay County, in the Nantahala region of the Smoky Mountains, have balanced seasons. The moist, cool summer evenings are ideal for sustaining the fescue, mixed grasses, legumes and clover stands. The herd has access to pasture and are never confined.


Fed at 1% of weight, there are no differences in the Conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) content between grass-fed and supplemented cattle. Supplementation increases the Omega-6 to Omega-3 ratio slightly, but has a level very similar to many 100% grass-fed beef.
Reprinted from the Grass Farmer.