Our cattle herd began with four cows raised by Carl Scott in the early 1960's. Today, we maintain a herd of about 60 cows on our home farm, selling beef directly to consumers and cattle through our local cooperative.
Frequently Asked Questions
What do you feed the cattle at Scott Farms? Our cattle spend their first 6-8 months on pasture that we maintain through rotational grazing. When market animals reach an appropriate weight, they are fed a diet of forage and mixed feed with ground corn, and added proteins, vitamins, and minerals like calcium. We work with animal nutrition specialists to ensure that our feed is providing the right vitamins and nutrients for our herd. We grow the forage and, usually, the corn for our feed right on our farm.
Our farm is a cow-calf to finish operation, meaning that the beef you eat from Scott Farms is from animals that were born and raised until market-ready on our farm. Learn more about the beef life cycle at Facts About Beef.
What breed are your cattle? The cattle herd at Scott Farms started with four Hereford cows in the late 1960's. Over the years, we've bred our cattle with Maine-Angus crossbeed and Angus bulls so that today our cows and calves are mostly Angus or Maine-Angus crossbreeds.
What's the story with antibiotics and hormones on your farm? At Scott Farms, we work hard to maintain the health of our cattle. In certain instances, we give our cattle FDA approved antibiotics and vaccinations to prevent common bovine health issues. We treat sick animals with FDA approved antibiotics when necessary under the direction of our veterinarian. We don't give our animals growth promoting hormones. If you have specific questions or would like to know more, please feel free to ask! We love talking about our cows.