Big Picture Beef aims to establish a model for producing 100% grass-fed beef to revive the Northeast's rural economy. This region may have rocky soil, but it also has abundant rainfall and is great for grazing.
Their goal is not only to produce local, delicious, healthy beef, but also to rejuvenate farmland and return a fair price to farmers.
Soil Centric's Pro Tip
Finishing cattle for market on pasture requires skill and time. Big Picture Beef aggregates the young stock from their partner farms onto their finishing farms (also in the Northeast), where skilled graziers fatten these larger herds on pasture. This mimics the way the buffalo grazed the Great Plains, which resulted in deep, carbon-rich soil.
If you're a farmer /producer in the Northeast who'd like help finishing cattle contact Ridge Shinn.