Starting with William and Carrie Fain in the 1870’s, four generations of Fains have been ranching and farming this land for their family, neighbors and the greater community’s livelihood. With almost perfect weather to both farm and ranch, the land gave them food and water, beauty and the desire to protect these resources for the future generations. While all four generational leaders of the family had other initial interests, they all came home to the land and cattle – the family’s destiny.
Today, the cattle ranching operation in smaller than in the past, but is still a large part of the family’s industries. We are developing even more sustainable practices including grass fed, free ranging cattle that benefit the consumer, environment and the livestock.
The typical animal raised on a large processing farm is fed grains and corn that is heavily sprayed with pesticides which are heavily subsidized by the U.S. government. Research shows that the typical animal raised on a large processing farms is trucked 1,500 miles on average to their final destination for processing and consumption. This agricultural model is expensive, wasteful, and creates a large amount of pollution.
Healthier for the cattle equates to healthier for the consumer
Cattle are never held in pens or confined spaces and spend their days roaming the land
Cattle consume fresh, pesticide free grasses on the open range
Leaner beef – approximately 1/3 less fat
Higher in omega-3 fatty acids – 2-3 times higher
Higher in vitamin E and beta-carotene – 2-3 times as much