McDonald Farm

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220 acre family farm pasture based farm raising the "Big Six": chicken, beef, lamb, turkey, pork and eggs. We practice "Restorative Agriculture" - tha ... read more

address 5374 Route 414 Romulus, NY 14541   web pasturepride.com/
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220 acre family farm pasture based farm raising the "Big Six": chicken, beef, lamb, turkey, pork and eggs. We practice "Restorative Agriculture" - that is - putting back twice what you take out (beyond sustainable). We believe in and grow clean food. In their own words (from pasturepride.com) "Clean Food means the absence of chemicals, antibiotics, hormones, pesticides, herbicides, insecticides and genetically modified grains as well as animal stress events like ear notching, teeth removal, horn removal, chemical worming and confinement housing. Clean food also acknowledges that ruminant livestock, whose 4 stomachs are uniquely and perfectly suited to receive all the nutrition needed for breeding, birthing, raising and growing out, require only forage based feed. There is no need to feed citrus pulp, animal byproducts, moldy bread, chicken manure, or any kind of grain, organic or conventional, to beef, lambs, fallow deer, buffalo or goats. The species that do require grain are broiler chickens, turkeys, ducks, laying hens and pork and this grain is always fed along with as much forage as they can consume as either pasture during the growing season, or baleage, haylage and hay in winter. Clean Food is the only food we should be eating. Encouraging stores and restaurants to carry it, and encouraging farmers to grow it is one of the most significant actions we can take in preserving the agricultural integrity and antiquity of our communities. "