At Chronister Farms, LLC, it is our mission to provide high quality, safe and natural eggs and meat to our customers. It is also our mission to provide the chickens, turkeys and cattle a safe and healthy environment of green pastures to thrive on; with protection from the elements and predators as they produce homegrown eggs and meat.
All poultry is supplemented with grain to support growth and development. Chicken/turkey tractors are moved daily to provide fresh grass. The layers in the trailer are moved weekly, but are given access to roam freely during the day to eat fresh grass, seeds, fruits, and bugs. The layers are locked up every night to protect against nocturnal predators.
Vaccinations are given before shipment from hatchery to protect birds from deadly viruses, ensuring healthy products for our customers. However, no antibiotics or hormones are used in our operation.
Chronister Farm, LLC raises Texas Longhorn-Angus mixed cattle. The cattle are on pasture and are not supplemented with grains. During the winter they will be pastured on stockpiled forages & will be supplemented with hay as needed. The cattle are not vaccinated and do not get treated with antibiotics, unless absolutely necessary. Along with raising owned cattle, the farm also custom grazes cattle.
It is our plan to add pork and possibly pastured pork to our operation in 2011.