Tucked away in the northwest corner of Callaway County, Nature’s Plow is home to many critters … some wanted and some not so much. For starters we’ve got two wild and fiercely independent boys (ages 2 and 4). They are accompanied by a pack of 4 dogs and more momma cows and calves than they can count right now.
Our boys are particularly fond of the bulls. Here you’ll find a Hereford bull named Sue and he’s truly a gentle giant.
We are primarily a cow-calf operation, which means we are blessed by getting to take care of the momma cows and working to keep them and their calves as happy and healthy as possible. Some weeks this is much easier than others, but it’s always rewarding to know you’re raising quality animals and helping them put their best possible hoof forward.
We practice rotational grazing and stockpiling, again trying to best use what Mother Nature gives us without depleting nutrients and allowing enough time for the grass to recover before reintroducing the cows.
Here on the farm, we are working on a number of initiatives. I’ll list a few of them here and share more details as we progress.
- Improving soil quality and pastureland
- Planting pollinator habitat
- Increasing performance through herd genetics
- Growing a heifer development program
- Adding value to our product through direct sale to consumers such as yourself
As you might guess, there’s no shortage of things to tackle. It’s our love of the farm and the future we want to build for our family that keeps us inspired and moving forward. We hope that you’ll give us the opportunity to share a little bit of what we love with you.