What does finishing entail, you ask? Well, when a steer (which is a castrated bull) reaches its matured height they start to gain weight, this is when they add fat. The hope is the fat is gained consistently so that marbling can occur. With a grass-fed steer the weight gain is not as easy to control, so you have to make sure that there is plenty of grass for them to eat while they gain weight. We are lucky we have great grass and lots of acreage.
Each unconventional farmer is a pioneer, because each environment creates new challenges—he or she has to be a steward but also an inventor. We are creating a new system one steer at a time. Cool, no?