At Chapel Hill Farm, we believe our choices matter.
They are what set us and the Randall Linebacks apart.
Every step of the way, we have chosen quality of life for the Randall Linebacks- providing an unconfined, socialized, natural environment for the herd. Although these practices mean more work and investment, we believe the Randall Linebacks are worth every extra step.
Why should you care?
Because you are what you eat. A higher quality of life for our animals means a higher quality product for you.
That the Randall Linebacks should spend their entire lives outdoors.
That we should let Mother Nature be the guide as much as we can.
That the Randall Linebacks should be treated with care and respect.
That our choices are reflected in the unparalleled quality of our product
The Randall Linebacks are 100% pasture born—the healthiest option for mothers and offspring. We never use calving barns or pens, which can be unsanitary and begin calves’ lives in unnatural confinement.
Randall Lineback calves are raised on their mothers’ milk, not formula. They are also gradually weaned. We do not strip them from their mothers early, which causes stress and trauma for cow and calf. The life of a Randall Lineback calf is filled with socialization & good exercise.
We never give the Randall Linebacks added growth hormones, steroids, or unnecessary and harmful antibiotics.
Our cows are beyond grass-fed, they are 100% pasture raised. Never confined, they exercise every day, building the muscles that lend Randall Lineback meat its signature depth of flavor.
The Randall Linebacks eat the nutritious grasses from our fields, drink our spring water, and move over the land, socializing with their fellows as contented herd animals.
The Randall Linebacks are pasture bred, not artificially inseminated. We keep meticulous genetic records of breeding groups. We believe strongly in field breeding and letting nature take its course.
Unlike conventional breeds, Randall Linebacks have been bred for flavor rather than speed. As a heritage breed, they are the epitome of "Slow Food."
Randall Linebacks do not grow according to a pre-set schedule, and we do not force them into certain age and weight brackets. Those who go to the abattoir are sent when they are ready.
Our animals are slaughtered respectfully & ethically at a local, small-volume abattoir in order to avoid a stressful end of life. They are not trucked to distant, high volume, inhumane slaughterhouses.
We make the choices we make because we are dedicated to leaving this planet better off than we found it, and we are committed to giving our customers the highest quality product in the world.