Pasture Raised Black Angus Cattle
In order to provide consistent quality beef to our customers, we begin with high quality Black Angus calves. At MiBek Farms our cattle are never given hormones, we do not feed antibiotics or concentrated grains. The cattle are rotationally grazed year round on winter rye or summer native grass pastures and are never confined to a feedlot. When grass is limited, due to drought or seasonal changes, our cattle are provided hay and a plant fiber supplement.
Given good nutrition, cattle grow and become fatter with time. There is an art in knowing when it is time to harvest a beef. We don’t want them too fat or too lean. Once a steer has the right amount of finish (fat), we take them to a small USDA inspected processing plant in South Carolina.
Stewardship of the Land and Cattle:
Being good stewards of the land and cattle not only makes good sense, it is good business. Because we use effective grazing management practices and the use of native summer grasses, MiBek Farms requires less input of fertilizers, chemicals, and fossil fuels.
Growing and selling our cattle locally in addition to not feeding concentrated grains reduces our carbon footprint compared to traditional beef enterprises. South Carolina’s climate makes it possible to grow grass almost year round. Cattle have evolved with the ability to convert grass into protein. The land provides for the cattle; the cattle provide for man; therefore, it is our obligation to take care of the land and cattle.
We know that cattle are healthier and grow better when they are not stressed. To reduce their natural fear of man, we spend time in the pastures every day with our cattle. We get to know them, and they get to know us. We watch to see that they are feeling well and eating well. Being curious by nature, the cattle like to watch us too!