SB Longhorns may periodically
use fertilizers, pesticides and herbicides. We are not an organic
ranch. However, we take a very minimalist approach to the use of
Fertilizer - We often use fertilizer to improve the quality of our
grazing and hay pastures. We believe the prudent use of fertilizer
is beneficial to our cattle (higher protein content grass).
Although we do use fertilizer, we are careful about the amount we use.
We did not use any fertilizer in 2009.
Herbicide - We
sometimes use herbicides on our grazing and hay pastures. Our hope
is that once we get our
fields in good shape, we can significantly limit our herbicide use. Our goal is
to provide our cattle with a very high quality grazing pasture. We
believe this will; 1) result in a higher quality beef product; and 2)
allow us to be
a good neighbor. Weed control helps not only my operation, but my
neighbors. If they control weeds and I don't....well, you get the
picture. Historically, we have used herbicides on an every-other-year
basis to maintain quality pastures. We did not use any herbicides
Pesticides - As of
2009, I have
used any pesticides on my pastures and I do not
currently foresee any future use.
Again, we eat the same beef
that we sell to you, so you can be assured that we take great care to
provide you with a very high quality product.