Black Angus Cattle
CATTLE CARE AND HEALTH
At an elevation of 2,250 feet, the mountain ranch offers warm days in spring and cool nights in autumn... ideal for grass finished beef.
Weaned calves are selected from partner farms who follow health and well-being aligned with Walnut Hollow Ranch's protocol.
The calves are brought into the farm grazing on lush, productive pastures
Clean, fresh water is provided from a well and piped to drinkers in every pasture
Calves are vaccinated against cattle diseases at approximately 6 months insuring a boost to their natural immunity
Fly control is implemented to relieve pestering the cattle and prevent eye infections
Trace minerals and salts are provided free-choice.
Beef cattle are cared for
and handled with the highest
standard of animal welfare
The spring and autumn grasses have an abundance of "plant energy”, grass-finishing pastured-raised cattle producing superior, bold-tasting beef.
FEED AND FORAGE
Pastures are rich in a variety of grasses, predominantly fescue and clover. Fields also include a mixture of summer and winter annuals. These grasses provide an abundance of forage and dilute the endophyte of the fescue.
Farm raised cattle are finished
on lush pastures producing
Premium Black Angus Beef
The mountains of Clay County, in the Nantahala region of the Smoky Mountains, have balanced seasons. The herd has access to pasture 24/7 and are never confined. Our all natural cattle are supplemented with grains ensuring their energy needs.
Fed at 1% of weight, there are no differences in the Conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) content between grass-fed and supplemented cattle. Supplementation increases the Omega-6 to Omega-3 ratio slightly, but has a level very similar to many 100% grass-fed beef.
Reprinted from the Grass Farmer.
The environment is intensively managed at Walnut Hollow Ranch with the assistance of the Natural Resource Conservation Service.
We implement over 38 environmental quality practices including:
Creek and stream-bank protection
Stabilizing the soils from erosion
Ecological manure management
Walnut Hollow Ranch has a
commitment and a passion for
conservation and preservation of
farmland. We are proud of the
stewardship of our land
Walnut Hollow Ranch practices sustainable and regenerative pasture management.
Soil tests are performed and soil amendments are applied annually as per recommendations
Pastures are limed to balance the soils and seeded keeping the grass and legume stands in good cover
Weeds are controlled mechanically and spot spraying when necessary as per recommendations
The ranch has an abundance of dung beetles. These beneficial insects help enrich the soils naturally
Wild turkeys comb the pastures, assisting pasture health and nutrient recycling.
Conservation easement zones and wildlife habitat areas are managed on the farm. The woodlands are addressed with a Woodland Management Plan.
Land & Facilities Leasing Opportunities
Well managed pastures
Drinkers and electric fences
8 month lease Mar 1 - Oct 31
$475 /per month