Animals are scrupulously cared for and raised in fresh air, open pastures year-round and provided shelter and bedding as the seasons require.
Going beyond the limits of sustainable farming, 6S Family Farm practices Regenerative Farming in an effort to jumpstart the biological cycle to result in healthier soils, plants, and animals, which ultimately results in a healthier YOU!
* Our regenerative farming practices eliminate the need for sub therapeutic (daily fed low level dose) medications that are commonly used in confinement production systems. However, in certain cases to prevent animals from death or suffering we do allow for limited use of therapeutic (spot treatment) medication. In such cases the animal is then removed from our meat program. We feel that this exception is only practical to ensure wise stewardship practices and ethical treatment of our livestock.
Hormones or steroids never administered to animals.
Animals raised without feeding genetically modified organisms such as GMO corn or soybeans.
Raised without feeding any animal by-products.
100% of the diet of our grassfed (from birth to butcher) animals consists of freshly grazed pasture and stored grasses (hay or grass silage.) Free-choice minerals are also available to our grass-fed animals at all times.
Animals raised without being fed any soy.
Humane handling right from birth to harvest is one of our top priorities here at 6S Family Farm. We use low stress animal handling practices whenever we move, sort, load and haul any of our animals. There are also procedures in place at our local abattoir that ensure safe and humane animal handling from arrival to harvest. To read more detailed information about what this looks like at 6S, click here to read the blog post I wrote concerning this topic.