How We Do Things 'Round Here

At Hayfield Farm, our cattle are free to roam acres and acres of pasture all day long. We do implement rotational grazing where we keep the cows off a field for at least a month before they make their way around and get back on it again (depending on the season). There are many benefits to rotational grazing:

Increased Forage Production

By keeping the cows on the field for just a short period of time, they don’t eat the forage down to the root. This allows for the delicious vegetation such as clover, fescue, and alfalfa to grow back nice and strong, which keeps out the weeds and unfavorable plants who jump at the opportunity when the yummy grasses are weak.

Access to Grain

We give our cattle access to grain. Cattle are given the option to freely access a grain feeder, all day long, which follows them throughout their rotation from field to field. By allowing our cattle to supplement their foraging as they wish, we have no need to confine them to a production-style feed lot to meet our product demands. Production-style feedlots have no grass and confine cattle to a small area where they are only offered grain.

Free to Roam

To give you an idea, a large, traditional feedlot in America consists of 3,000-5,000 cattle in a 30 acre parcel. No kidding, check it out on Google. For comparison, at Hayfield Farm, we have about 150 cattle on approximately 60 acres.

Processing of our Cattle

Generally, our cattle go to the butcher between 18 and 24 months of age. Our butcher is USDA-inspected and they are just plain friendly. They are top-notch and hold themselves to a high standard of quality. They go above and beyond the guidelines set out by USDA to ensure that every cut is done right. We wouldn’t go anywhere else.

Feed Program

We feed a grain mixture of corn, barley, wheat, minerals, and soybean meal. We choose to provide this grain to our cattle to create marbling in the finished meat. Marbling adds flavor to the meat and is actually a primary criteria in judging the quality of meat.

Dylan Butler on Hayfield Farm

Taking on the family business and continuing the tradition of Hayfield Farm

I grew up going to auctions. Livestock auctions, equipment auctions; whatever was going on, my Dad and I were there. I’ve been around livestock and farming my entire life. In 1997, my parents bought Hayfield Farm so that my sister…

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Dylan Butler on Hayfield Farm

Taking on the family business and continuing the tradition of Hayfield Farm

I grew up going to auctions. Livestock auctions, equipment auctions; whatever was going on, my Dad and I were there. I’ve been around livestock and farming my entire life. In 1997, my parents bought Hayfield Farm so that my sister…

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