Simply Grazin’ raises cattle at all our locations. The breeds that we raise are Red Angus, Black Angus, Simmental, and Hereford. The cattle live peacefully while grazing on fields of grass grown without pesticides or chemical fertilizers.
Our cattle are never fed grain. Organic hay is harvested all summer long and stored for their consumption throughout the winter months. As a result, they grow at a normal rate, as opposed to an accelerated rate such as when locked in a feed lot and fed only grain.
The cows/calves are fed baleage, which is any forage crop harvested and not dried. It is ensiled in a plastic wrap. This takes the place of silos, which are not available to us in New Jersey. By preserving the forage in this manner, it retains much more of its nutrients and vitamins, thus passing it on to our livestock. This method of feeding our beef animals is much more expensive, but it eliminates the need to feed them grain.
Besides alternating fields that we seed, we also alternate the fields for feeding the animals. Constant rotation allows for maximizing field growth, harvesting, and grazing. This method also allows us to predict how much forage will be available to feed our animals throughout winter, and how much fresh cut forage will be available for our animals. It is extremely important for the integrity of our product to personally grow, manage, and harvest the winter forages to promote solid growth and excellent health in our herd.
Our current label claims for beef are: 100% grass-fed cattle; pasture raised cattle; raised without antibiotics; non-confined cattle; vegetarian diet; no added hormones; no ionospheres; and product of USA.
We are also GAP (Global Animal Partnership) step-4 rated.