Steve Normanton: I am originally from South Africa, where I worked in the livestock trade the conventional, agribusiness way. Here in New England, I have raised grass-fed beef for over ten years, with a focus on sustainability and holistic principles. I now raise pastured pork, pastured chicken, pastured eggs, and 100% grass-fed beef on 65 acres on the banks of the Merrimack River. My pastures are certified organic by the State of New Hampshire.
My cattle graze on pasture throughout the growing season, and I feed them certified organic hay in the winter. They are never fed corn or other grain, even for “handling” purposes. I sell beef in bulk and by the cut. I harvest my cattle when they have reached their full potential of quality, which means the largest quantities are available in the fall. Therefore, I recommend pre-ordering for fall delivery. All my beef is USDA-inspected and flash-frozen.
My pigs live and forage outdoors, and I supplement their diet with organic formulated pig grain. My pork is harvested in the fall, and is available in bulk and by the cut as long as supplies last. All my pork is USDA-inspected and flash-frozen.
I raise my meat chickens outdoors on pasture in a day-range system, which allows them to forage for bugs and living plants. I supplement their diet with organic formulated chicken grain. I process the birds on-farm (exempt from USDA inspection) June through October. I sell fresh or frozen whole chickens (i.e. plucked and cleaned but not cut up into parts).
My laying hens, like the meat chickens, forage outdoors on pasture in the growing season, and also get organic formulated layer grain. Eggs are available year-round.
Please visit my web site for current pricing, ordering information, and more details about my farming practices.
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