On occasion, we bring in a beef steer or two. When the pasture is healthy and we can allow a mooey or two to raise as grass-fed beef for us and our customers.
We've been trying to find weaned steer calves to bring onto the farm. This ensures they were fed milk from their moms, which encourage healthy immune systems and good growth as youngsters. They come to the farm and are grass fed, never corn finished, and live with us until we are ready to have them processed. With low volume on the beef steers, we offer quarters to our CSA members first, before we offer to the general public.
We do not have plans to breed our own, or ever maintain a dairy herd, just a few beef steers every so often.