There are many reasons to select pasture raised goat meat when choosing protein to nourish your family. Goat meat is delicious and lends itself well to a multitude of different cuisines from around the world. The taste is mild but flavorful. Because our animals are healthy and young at the time of processing, our meat is very tender.
Goat meat is considered healthier than many other meats, with lower saturated fat and higher iron content than most other meats.
Beyond the health and taste considerations, goat meat has a lower carbon footprint than many other meats, as goats need very little supplementation. We do not feed grain, and by rotating our animals onto fresh pasture regularly, we increase the number of animals that can be grown per acre. Rotating our animals regularly also means healthier soil, healthier plants, healthier roots, and a longer growing season -- which means we use less carbon and less water to provide meat to you.
Our goats eat blackberry brambles, Scotch broom, and other weeds, helping us renovate pastures and woods into healthier and more productive land.
What do our goats eat?
Fresh pasture forage and browse, including a variety of grasses, clover, and blackberries, make up the vast majority of our goats' diet. In the winter, hay cut from our own organically mananged pasture helps them stay healthy when it's too cold and wet for the grass to grow. We supplement a small amount of non-GMO alfalfa grown in central Oregon, and offer free choice minerals to keep everyone in prime health. Just after kidding, each doe gets a little molasses and probiotic mixed in her water.