A Little Bit About R-Farm

    R-Farm is located in Southeast Wisconsin in the beautiful town of Ottawa.  We naturally raise beef, pork and poultry.  We use organic practices whenever possible and work hard to create a healthy environment for our animals.  We do not use routine hormones or antibiotics on our animals. We grow a variety of crops for the animals and blend our own feed right on the farm.

A little bit about the beef...
    We raise mostly Jersey steers that we purchase from a local grass-based dairy producer.  We do have a few Hereford-Holstein cross cows of our own, but the majority are purchased. We get a lot of milk from the farmer when we buy the steers, but we also use Non-Medicated Milk replacer.  We recently had a cow nursing a steer of her own and a purchased steer and they are growing very well.  Our cattle are all grass-fed on pasture in the warmer months and dry hay or haylage in the cooler months when the pasture is not available.  We usually butcher them at about 2 years old, but because our animals are grass-fed it can sometimes take a little longer to finish them.  If you have any questions about our beef we would love to answer them!

A little bit about the pork...
(Under Construction)

A little bit about the poultry...
We raise our Rock Cornish Cross broiler chickens on a mix of pasture and grain.  We get them as day old chicks and brood them for approximately three weeks under heat lamps in our barn until they are feathered out enough to be put outside.  At that time, we move them out to the pasture where they spend the next five or six weeks grazing on pasture, pecking at bugs and scratching the cow patties left behind by our steers.  They are fed a blend of corn and soybeans,all grown and prepared right at R-Farm.  We do not use pesticides on our crops and no commercial fertilizers.  We follow organic practices when growing all of our crops.  We do not give our chickens hormones or antibiotics. 

     We are happy to take you around the farm and show you what we do and how we care for our animals.  If you have any questions, feel free to ask!