As an American Grassfed Association certified beef producer we employ a sustainable approach to ranch management designed to enhance land, water, and air quality. At A◊ Brand we use fewer energy-intensive inputs and, by regularly moving animals to fresh pasture they spread the manure more evenly and improve the quality and quantity of forage growth. This helps to conserve soil, reduce erosion and water pollution, increase carbon sequestration and preserve biodiversity and wildlife (Johnson 2002, FAO 2009, Pelletier 2010). Natural grass production and well-managed grazing practices are also better for the environment. They reduce fertilizer and pesticide runoff into waterways, and the use of compost, cover-cropping and rotational grazing helps build healthy, productive and water-conserving soils. These methods also enhance pest and weed resistance without the use of chemicals and ultimately foster greater resiliency in the face of extreme weather and climate change.
Kendall and Lori Curtis, Owners