Sheep grazing hill side
KP Farm Tour visitors saying hello. Photo credit: David Montesino
Sheep graze the farm’s front pasture. Photo credit: David Montesino
Sustainable agriculture. What is it? It’s an approach to farming that just makes sense. It’s the act of farming that uses techniques that protect the environment, animal welfare and the community. When you are a sustainable farm, you are producing your crops and raising your animals without relying on toxic chemical pesticides, genetically modified seed or grains (GMO’s), and you stay away from practices that degrade the soil, water, or other natural resources.
Our animals are loved first and foremost. We’ve known them since their first breath, and typically know their mothers, grandmothers and even great grandparents. Each is fed nearly exclusively on grass and hay raised on our farm. Our pastures are Warwick’s pride and joy and that effort makes each mouthful the best it can be. We aren’t certified organic, but we do our best to act as such. GMO’s don’t enter our gate, nor does corn or other grains. We feed a small amount of alfalfa to our ewes and a clover/grass seed/molasses pellet to all of our animals as a special treat. Antibiotics are a rarity, as we focus first on outstanding preventative care. When injury or illness occurs, antibiotics are used to treat a specific animal for a specific condition. This year all of our lambs and cattle are antibiotic pure.
If you are interested in learning more about the growing trend of sustainable agriculture, we invite you to click on the links below: