LaVentosa RanchPosted on: 27th May 2016
I work on the farm full time and my husband does underground construction work throughout the midwest. Eugene is usually gone overnight 3-5 days a week during the spring, summer and fall season. So he is my “Weekend Facility Manager” and I take care of the animals and the many other aspects of the farm.
All of our meat cuts are pasture raised without hormones or antibiotics. Our number one goal is to produce healthy animals that will provide our customers with meat that tastes like it’s supposed to!
PLEASE NOTE: We are starting to add some of our beef cuts. We are hand raising holstein dairy calves from a local dairy. Our beef has been selling VERY well at the Des Moines Farmers’ Market this summer. Our steers take a full year to raise. We DO NOT use antibiotics or growth hormones and the animals are on pasture, alfalfa hay and a protein supplement from the local feed store. If you have never had holstein beef – give us a try…you will be surprised at the great flavor and tenderness. Holsteins are kind of a secret in the beef industry!
We truely love what we do and even when it’s 40 below outside we still know we are living our dream!
Our goats are on rotational grazing and dairy quality hay, and have an all natural protein lick tub as a dietary supplement and given a yearly immunization.
Our hogs are raised outside and are not given any antibiotics or hormones, they are fed grain daily, but during the warmer months, they roam the pasture and graze on grasses. In the winter time, they also eat the hay from our pasture – I think it gives them their “green” fix.
PLEASE NOTE THAT NONE OF OUR PRODUCTS ARE INJECTED OR TREATED WITH ANY WATER AND/OR PRESERVATIVE SOLUTIONS WHEN THEY ARE PROCESSED!
Bacon: Cured with salt, sugar, maple syrup, sodium erythorbate, sodium nitrite
Brats: pork, water, corn syrup solids, salt, mustard, monosodium glutamate, spices, collagen casing
Smoked Cured Turkey Leg: water, salt, sugar, maple syrup, sodium nitrite
Smoked Turkey: water, salt, sugar, maple syrup, sodium nitrite
Smoked Duck: water, salt, sugar, maple syrup, sodium nitrite
Goat Sticks: goat, pork, hot pepper cheese(cultured milk, water, skim milk, jalapeno peppers, red bell peppers, cream, salt, sorbic acid, powdered cullulose, potassium sorbate and natamycid) water, salt, corn syrup solids, citric acid, sodium nitrite, sodium citrate in collagen casing.
Beef Jerky: Water, salt, spice, sugar, garlic powder, sodium nitrite, flavorings.
Cured (Dried) Beef: water, salt, maple syrup, sodium nitrite.
Beef Sticks: beef, water, salt, corn syrup solids, citric acid, cotton seed oil, dextrose, spices, monosodium glutimate, paprika, garlic powder, collagen casing.