Our animals that are grass fed have a diet that consists of fresh pasture during seasons that allow, along with stored grasses of hay and silage in the months that they are not able to graze. We work with on farm nutritionist to balance their dry and silage hay rations as well as supplement in free choice minerals and healthy boost of spent brewer's grain when our local brewery friends have it available. We take pride in mitigating food waste and working with a local brewer to responsibly utilize this excellent source of energy and protein for our animals that benefit from it.
Supplementation with the brewers grain is especially beneficial during years like this when we do not have enough access to high-protein content second cut hay, because the protein content in the brewers grain helps fill that nutritional gap. It is particularly helpful in feeding to pregnant and mother cows who are nursing to ensure they are receiving proper nutrition even through the coldest of months when their extra calories are especially important, too! Did you know even the American Grassfed Association does not require extension of their "100% grassfed" claim to any of their breeding animals? We're happy to choose proper nutrition of each of our specific animals based on their specific needs.