W E L O V E O U R M O M M A ' S !
Here at The Lovely Ambition, we grow our herd "the natural way." This means that we send our lovely Momma's off on "dates" about once every 2 years to a partner farm. When they come back they always have a gorgeous pregnancy glow! After about 9.5 months later, we have a field full of adorable baby calves! Our Momma cows have become a close-knit group, and work together to ensure that all babies are safe and happy. They work hard for us, so we make sure we work hard for them too!
W H E R E ' S T H E B E E F ?
We started our herd with 2 pregnant heifers (female cows that have never had a calf) affectionately named Glenda and Maisie. Eventually 2 became 4, and between buying a few more heifers and having a few more dates, our herd is currently sitting pretty at 17 cows total. We have 6 breeding Momma's (pictured on the right), and their herd of 11 babies.
Like the other animals we raise, we keep our cattle on almost exclusively free-range dieting. We take care to cycle through our pastures so our herds get the nutrients they need from the plants and the field has enough time to regenerate and be self-sustainable before the next cycle. This allows for the beef we harvest to become nutrient-rich and absolutely delicious! But it also means it takes a bit longer for our Dexters to reach the right weight for harvesting their meat. We are currently working on growing our herd and perfecting our care for these animals before we begin taking a larger approach to sell the beef we raise.