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Why we choose to raise grass fed, grass finished beef.

https://youtu.be/dUZh3w3Ww7I We agree with 99% of the comments made in this video. Some of the points we would question or not agree with are just details that are opinions not necessarily fact. Butcher dates for 2022 are May 25th and September 21st. Email or call to...

2022 moving along

2022 moving along

Can't believe 2021 is behind and we are already into month 2 of 2022. Last year I was not a good steward of our web page. Our internet connection in the sticks is spotty and getting photos to upload from our phones to the computer to share with you is madding! I hope...

Natives

Both the spring and summer pastures did amazing this year! The natives are getting established and seem to be flourishing. We have done an easy graze on spring already and the summer pasture is being grazed currently by our steers. Two of those boys will be providing...

A time to wean

Our fall 202 calves are being weaned. Not a time I enjoy because of the crying from both sides. We fence wean so everyone can see each other. Our fall 2020 calves were all bull calves except Sweet Eliza. Some of the boys were getting big enough to breed so separation...

A Rusty Knoll and the Livestock Conservancy

After raising the American Milking Devon's for 2.5 years now our focus is evolving. At first we were taking the time to raise the steers for meat taking over 30 months to get an animal to butcher. With the heifers they are two before they can be breed so she is three...

COLD COLD COLD!!!

COLD COLD COLD!!!

As the temp drops and freezing rain sets in, then snow and now the extended forecast is for BITTER cold for the next 10 days. For us its time to get your boots on! The daily chores become harder and take more time. Equipment does not work like it should ts harder for...

Lost art of being a Drover

At A Rusty Knoll we have never ventured down the road of oxen but the ability to communicate with your cows is one of the best treats of the breed. They are always watchful and good at judging your intent. They know if you are there to help, feed or give treats and...

The American Milking Devon Past & Present

Magnolia and Malie 2019Hyde` For us the American Milking Devon's has not only been a lesson in ranching but in US history. We are proud and happy with the breed we choose to come along side and help them grow from being a critically endangered status. The Livestock...

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