The man behind much of Dickson’s Farmstand’s beef is Martin Tessarzik. Beef began as an afterthought for Martin — Wrighteous Organics’ primary business has historically been raising organic small grains and other organic crops on the farm that his parents bought in 1962. He originally brought in a few steer to eat the broken hay bales and leftover grains that couldn’t be sold, but as it turns out, Martin was a natural at raising high-quality beef and quickly fell in love with, and expanded, the operation. Currently Martin supplies 3/4 of the beef for Dickson’s Farmstand Meats and nearly all of the grains he raises on 400 acres go to feeding his beef operation. Martin has what they call a ‘stocker’ herd; he buys weaned calves from dedicated breeding operations and then feeds them on his small grains until they go to slaughter at 24-30 months. Wrighteous Organics primarily uses Angus stock, occasionally mixed with other breeds.
Naturally-Raised, Grain-Finished Beef
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