Cattle Care & Welfare

We treat every calf with individual care and responsibility for their well-being.

They have comfortable bedding, with food and water available at all times. We do not administer added hormones or antibiotics in the feed to promote growth. We will, however, administer antibiotics when a calf is sick and can’t recover without the help of medicine. To not treat sick cattle would be inhumane. We promise our customers that there will be no trace level of antibiotics in the meat they consume. Our USDA approved labels state that the cattle have been “Raised without antibiotics the last 300 days prior to harvest.”

To further our commitment to the highest standards of care, we have retained one of the world’s foremost experts on animal welfare, Dr. Temple Grandin.

Dr. Grandin is a Professor of Animal Science at Colorado State University and a much-sought after consultant to the livestock industry. She has been included in TIME’s list of “100 Most Influential People” and has been awarded honors by the People For the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). Dr. Grandin will serve Longdale Farm in a key advisory capacity, developing our CattleCare Protocol and guiding best practices. She will also conduct an annual audit of our farms to ensure ongoing quality and care in our cattle’s welfare.