Our cattle do the work of aeration, fertilization, and pasture management through intensive rotational grazing...
Preserving Heritage Breeds
Belted Galloways aka Oreo Cows from proven time tested genetic lineage...
the most nutritious, hormone free, antibiotic free, pesticide & herbicide free beef...
We are the stewards of the land and our animals and respect and tend to their needs..
We are located on 50 acres in Sonoraville, Georgia in the foothills of the appalachian mountain chain - about 40 miles south of Chattanooga, TN and 50 miles north of Atlanta, GA.
Our location provides us moderate temperatures throughout the year, rainfall that produces lush pastures of mixed forage, and clean air breezes. This area has long been known for producing cattle and is near the home of Salacoa Valley Farm, a top Brangus producer for 30 years.
The rolling hills of our pastures make it difficult to hay, but ideal for grazing. All of our pastures have wooded areas to provide shade and shelter. They are all adjacent to automatic watering areas that have been environmentally designed and built to provide drainage and dry footing. A deep water well delivers clean, pure, toxin free, water.
We chose to cross fence our land with 5 strands of smooth, high-tensile, electric fences. This type of fence provides a "mental barrier" versus a "physical barrier". Our horses and cattle learn quickly that it is not pleasant to touch or lean on the fence, but in a panic situation they are protected from injury that might come from barbed wire.
We then divide those fenced areas into smaller MOB grazing areas with temporary electified rope fencing. This allows us to vary the size and shape of each grazing area to ensure good nutrition and maximize pasture health.
Sonoraville is an unincorporated community in Gordon County, Georgia, United States. It used to be a post office in farmland during the American Civil War. Now it is lush farmlands with a rapidly growing community with houses, country stores, churches (including Sonoraville Baptist Church and Wesley Chapel Methodist Church), and schools including Sonoraville High School. Sonoraville is seven miles outside of Calhoun.
MOB GRAZING INFORMATION
How Grazing Cows Can Save the Planet, and Other Surprising Ways of Healing the Earth
Dramatically increasing the number of grazing livestock is the only thing that can reverse both desertification and climate change - an article by Dr. Mercola in an interview with Judith Schwartz, a freelance writer and author of the book Cows Save the Planet: And Other Improbable Ways of Restoring Soil to Heal the Earth.
Mob Grazing Produces Healthy Soil and Livestock
by Jason Johnson, Public Affairs Specialist, USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service
Healing the Land and Prospering Through Holistic Management