Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Red Timber Ranch!
2019 has been an exciting year on the farm, and we would like to say thanks to all of our customers throughout this year and previous years! We would not be able to heal the landscape and our local environment without your help. Some of the highlights on our ranch this year include:
- Transition from conventional grain finished beef to 100% Grass Fed and Finished Beef. We believe that this change is imperative to our mission to heal the soil and the landscape on which our animals live.
- Transition to all Non-GMO feed for our pork production.
- Increased pasture land and hay ground on the farm, which will increase our soil organic matter, and improve the environment in which our animals live.
- Addition of a new cow herd. We will no longer need to source calves from other farms and raise them here. Now our Red Timber Ranch Grass Finished beef will be born and raised right here on the farm.
We really appreciate all of the support we have had from our customers during the changes we have made this year, and we are confident that we are heading in the right direction that will allow us to provide products that are higher quality – not only in health & wellness, but in taste and in an improved eating experience – year after year.
2020 looks to be promising as well. We area excited about some of the new challenges we intend to take on, some of our goals for this year are highlighted below:
- Addition of pasture-raised meat chickens (broilers). Please let us know if that is something you will be interested in! We have already had several requests for this addition to our farm and we are happy to oblige.
- Addition of a hay harvesting business. We will add sales of small square hay bales and large round bales to our products.
- Improvement of our pig handling facilities. The long term goal for pigs at Red Timber Ranch is to provide a pasture land specific to their needs. We are beginning that cultivation process on a 2 acre parcel near the barn this year. While we may not be able to finish pigs on the land yet, we are moving towards that long term goal.
Again, thank you all for choosing Red Timber Ranch. You’re involvement in a local food system is so import, and our farm relies entirely on individuals that care enough about the earth to help regenerate it, one acre at a time.
The soil is the great connector of lives, the source and destination of all. It is the healer and restorer and resurrector, by which disease passes into health, age into youth, death into life. Without proper care for it we can have no community, because without proper care for it we can have no life. – Wendell Berry
Thank you all for a great 2019! We look forward to continuing to provide you and your families with high-quality and nutritious food for years to come!