Minka Farm Beef is certified 100% Grassfed by A Greener World. Our cattle are raised on pasture all year long and only eat grass, hay (dried grass) and minerals. They do not receive hormones or antibiotics to help them grow faster than they should. If an animal is ill enough to require antibiotics, they will receive them to maintain quality of life, but will not be sold as an antibiotic-free animal. Because our animals are kept on pasture outdoors their entire lives in a low stress environment, we have rarely had to use antibiotics.
In addition, we are part of a program run by the NCSU College of Veterinary Medicine that has, since 2013, surveyed our cattle annually for intestinal parasites which can negatively impact the overall health of the animals. While the presence of these intestinal parasites is normal and not a risk to human health, many farms must use dewormers to control intestinal parasites to keep their animals healthy. Our cattle have not needed treatment thanks to rotational grazing – moving the cows from pasture to pasture in such a way that makes it difficult for the parasites to survive and reproduce. In addition, because of the low stress way our cattle are raised and handled, their immune systems do a great job of coping with the few parasites they do acquire.
Our beef is available for sale by the cut from our on-farm store (open Saturdays from 10am – 2pm), as side purchases to go into your chest freezer and as part of our Meat CSA. Use the buttons above to learn about these different options!