No Hormones or Steroids.
Hormones or steroids are never administered to our animals.
Supplemented with Non-GMO Grains.
Old Century Meats grows our own grains and mixes our own feeds ensuring that none of our animals get anything GMO, therefore our customers do not get anything GMO.
Pasture Raised Animals.
As the seasons allow, animals are raised in the open pasture. In the colder, wet months, animals are given deeply bedded shelters.
No Drugs or Antibiotics.
Our all-natural production practices eliminate the need for sub therapeutic (daily-fed, low dose) medications that are commonly used in confinement production systems. Our first source of treatment involves natural remedies such as apple cider vinegar, vitamins and nutrients that all help to boost the animal's immune system. However, we rarely encounter sickness in our animals.
(In extremely rare cases, to prevent animals from death or suffering we do allow for limited use of therapeutic (spot treatment) medication. In such cases the prescribed withdrawal period is more than doubled before animals are ever harvested. We feel that this exception is only practical to ensure wise stewardship practices and ethical treatment of our livestock.)
All beef and pork is processed at a certified USDA approved facility.
A2 milk proteins.
Our whole herd has been hand-selected for A2 milk. A2 milk refers to the A2 type beta-casein proteins in the milk. Most cows in the USA produce milk with a mixture of A1 and A2 proteins. Milk from cows that produce milk containing only A2 proteins can be easier to digest, which may prove beneficial for those who're lactose intolerant.
No animal by-products.
Raised without feeding any animal by-products.