Our protocols are designed to insure we always do good for our animals, our planet, and good all people we touch with our products and services.
Grass-Fed (No Grain)
100% of the diet of our grass-fed animals consists of freshly grazed pasture and stored grasses (hay or grass silage.) Free-choice mineral supplementation may also be given as needed.
No Hormones or Steroids
Hormones or steroids are never administered to animals. (The FDA does not allow the use hormones or antibiotics in the production of pork or poultry.)
Never Fed Drugs Or Antibiotics*
* Our natural production practices eliminates the need for sub therapeutic (daily fed low level dose) medications that are commonly used in confinement production systems. However, in certain cases to prevent animals from death or suffering we do allow for limited use of therapeutic (spot treatment) medication. In such cases the prescribed withdrawal period is doubled before animals are ever harvested. We feel that this exception is only practical to ensure wise stewardship practices and ethical treatment of our livestock.
Animals raised without feeding genetically modified organisms such as GMO corn or soybeans.
As the seasons allow animals are raised in the open pasture or field.
To raise our high quality meat, Sugar Creek Farms' animals are seasonally accommodated during winter.
No Animal By-Products
Raised without feeding any animal by-products.
Supplemented with Non-GMO Grains
Animals provided with free-choice non-GMO whole grains such as oats, barley, corn or soybeans.