We strive to create a pasture-based ecosystem that works with nature and honors its abundance.
We strive to provide the most natural, stress-free, pasture-based life possible for our livestock, so they live happy lives, just as nature intended.
Our goal is to provide the peace of mind that comes from having a direct relationship with a farmer you can know and trust.
We understand all too well the food concerns of today.
Megan, Beth, and Kaye all have (a degree of) food allergies because of how most food is made or grown. We value food transparency, and it is our goal to clarify that for you and make it better.
We understand you like to know where your food is coming from and how it lived because we do too.
We understand the impact of a local economy, how fragile that is today, and how resilient a robust local economy can be. We love local economies and believe local is better.
We understand that farmers have the ability to change an entire ecosystem and want to keep ours as close to nature as possible.
We try and make decisions based on resources available to us, what’s best for the animal, and what’s best for the land, all in one comprehensive outlook.
Some call it Regenerative Farming or Holistic Management; others call it Traditional Farming the way our ancestors did when we all homesteaded.
We call it a work in progress.
Ten years ago (2010), we were newlyweds and had a passion for caring for animals and wanted to do our own thing. We started our “from scratch” farm by purchasing cows that made up a small dairy. We milked about 40-90 cows throughout the various years and recently sold our small herd of 40 to start Drover Hill on April 1, 2020.
We started our beef herd with four heifers in 2014 and have enjoyed seeing them multiply, each picking out our favorites.
We started our first meat bird flock in 2019 and loved how flavorful they were and will not be without them every year!
We always raised our pigs, and that is actually how we ended up buying Drover Hill. We were at Ed’s buying his pastured pig equipment (feeders, porta-hut shelters, and water), and he talked us into continuing the Drover Hill brand.
We’ve never followed status quo thinking and believe that how something is raised and cared for translates into better nutrients for us. We still love caring for and raising all kinds of species and hope to bring more to our little ecosystem next year.