At Full Moon Farm, we are committed to raising livestock as an environmentally and economically sustainable enterprise. We believe that good soil health produces healthy food and clean meat, so we maintain our high quality pastures using only natural amendments (no chemical fertilizers, pesticides or herbicides) and rotational grazing. This produces a healthier—and more delicious—alternative to feed lot and confinement produced meats.
We have chosen this holistic model of raising our animals for the benefit of our animals and those who eat the meat from our animals. Ruminants like cattle, goats and sheep should eat fibrous grasses, weeds and shrubs, not starch-filled, low-fiber grain. An unnatural, grain-based diet favors the growth of e. Coli and causes acidosis. Under these conditions, animals require a variety of chemical additives and constant, low-dose antibiotics. This kind of long-term misuse of antibiotics is responsible for resistant bacteria that can be passed on to humans.