Our farm practices are very simple. We rotate our pastures with cattle on a particular pasture first, followed by the sheep. This rotation breaks the parasite cycle of both cattle and sheep. It also keeps the pasture healthy. Because of the drought, we are in the process of replanting our pastures with dry land crops that thrive from winter rains. Good for the environment.
The breeds of cattle and sheep were chosen very carefully. Both the Murray Grey cattle and the Romney sheep are famous for a gentle disposition. This allows us to work them quietly and slowly. Stress is reduced or nonexistent, thus producing tender, succulent meat.
These animals give us so much. It is not an imposition to treat them with respect and gentleness in return. These two low-key breeds allow us to do that.
Tawanda Farms is a member of both the American Romney Breeders Association and the Murray-Grey Breeders Association. Our beef is Certified Murray-Grey.