Dogwood Farm raises all beef calves from birth. Since 1964, when the herd began as a 4-H project, the primary enterprise has been the production of registered Polled Hereford breeding cattle. Currently producing up to 85 calves annually, the closed cow herd is forage-oriented, selected for ability to thrive on pasture.
Dogwood Farm Polled Herefords are very docile, gentle-tempered cattle. Their relaxed natures and low-stress lives contribute to tenderness in the finished beef. Hereford beef is naturally good-tasting, consistently flavorful meat.
No pesticides or herbicides are used on pastures. No growth hormones are used, nor antibiotics except for rare emergency treatment. Tiny natural predator wasps help suppress fly populations. Cattle graze a variety of pasture grasses, clovers, and other legumes during the green season through rotational or management intensive grazing. During early winter, cattle graze stockpiled fescue, ryegrass and green wheat. Cows remain on pasture with free-choice hay during cold months, occasionally supplemented with high fiber soyhulls during severe weather.
Calves are born in March/April or September/October. Half the calves from each crop are selected for breeding or seedstock sale. The remainder are available for custom finishing by advance reservation. Currently, calves sell on hoof or through arrangement with local processors twice a year. Whole cow hamburger will be available as demand warrants.
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