OUR COWS 2017-01-16T19:12:11+00:00

Our moderate-sized cows were selected for their ability to efficiently convert a grass forage diet into delicious USDA Certified grassfed beef.

To obtain hybrid vigor, Black Angus cows were crossed with Gelbvieh and Beef Friesian bulls. Their offspring retain the Angus traits of tender beef, the excellent mothering ability of the Beef Friesian, and the heavier build of the Gelbvieh.

Gelbvieh Beef

Gelbvieh Bull

Our cows have excellent dispositions and are calm and easy to handle. We walk them slowly on foot when we rotate them throughout the farm. We do not use dogs or horses to move our cows. While on the farm, they live a stress free life.

When we take them to the meat processor, we make the experience as calm and painless as possible. To minimize travel stress, we selected the closest meat processor (15 miles) who follows the dictates of the Animal Welfare Approved standard.

Animals we raise for 100% grass-fed beef are neither given growth hormones nor routine doses of antibiotics. Any animal that must receive antibiotics in order to return to sound health is removed from the grassfed beef herd. That beef will not be sold to you.

HIGH SPRINGS FARM is an Animal Welfare Approved farm. You may You may review their standards at: www.animalwelfareapproved.org/standards/beef-cattle-2015/.