Grass-Fed Beef from Maple Hill Farm
Maple Hill Farm does not use hormones or antibiotics in our cattle. Maple Hill Farm treats the animals humanely, and the environment sustainably, while producing healthy, nutritious meat.
Maple Hill Farm is dedicated to raising Angus cattle that are grass-fed only, without antibiotics, hormones or GMO’s (genetically modified organisms). Having owned the farm for 40 years and Angus cows for 6 years we are now developing the potential of the farm for humane production of superior grass-fed beef.
Maple Hill Farm is located at 1278 Prouty Road in Hardwick, Massachusetts. The farm is comprised of 280 acres, with 70 acres of pasture and 60 acres of hay fields. The remainder is forest land. We have ample resources for pasture and hay production to keep the cows happily fed and grazed.
Happy Cows Produce a Better Product.
When animals are raised outdoors on pasture, their manure is spread over a wide area of land, making it a welcome source of organic fertilizer, not a waste management problem.
Ruminants, cud-chewing animals such as cattle, were designed to eat fibrous grasses, plants, and shrubs; not starchy, low-fiber grain. When they are in a feedlot operation, they are switched from pasture to grain and they can become afflicted with a number of disorders.
Raising animals on pasture requires more knowledge and skill than sending them to a feedlot. For example, for grass-fed beef to be succulent and tender, the cattle and calves need to forage on high-quality grasses, especially in the months prior to harvest. Providing this nutritious and natural diet requires healthy soil and careful pasture management so that the plants are maintained at an optimal stage of growth.
We will produce the best available grass-fed beef with numerous health advantages for our customers. Our primary market is direct sales to private individuals and restaurants who will be anxious to return for more because of our superior product.
We are using the Adams Farm processing facility in Athol, MA, respected for its humane treatment of animals and its first-class packaging.