“Being sustainable is the only way we know how,” says Renee. “We practice rotational grazing here on the farm as well as utilizing forages like grasses and grains from the previous year’s harvest to feed our stock.”
Being sustainable is the only way we know how,” says Renee. “We practice rotational grazing here on the farm as well as utilizing forages like grasses and grains from the previous year’s harvest to feed our stock.” Rotational grazing is the practice of moving cattle from one pasture (also called paddock) to the next to ensure the benefit of the livestock as well as the land. This management practice promotes healthy future forage growth as well as decreased soil erosion and run-off. “How we manage our land and what we do to the soil is very important because what we do today will be reflected for multiple generations to come” Jared explains. By the promotion of healthy grass and improved soil quality through rotational grazing, the Radcliffe’s are able to pass the farm to their future children and grandchildren.
The Radcliffe’s are located very close to a residential area near Wausau, Wisconsin where a majority of the population is removed from agriculture. “We are consumers too,” Jessica explains. “We are everyday people and we eat the same things our customers and neighbors do, including our beef. It is always our goal to provide a high-quality product.” Many beef farms like S & R Angus utilize superior genetics to influence the quality of product at market in addition to specific management techniques.
Cows are bred and calves are born and raised every year on cow-calf farms and ranches, spending time grazing on grass pastures within sight of their mothers.
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