Bean Hollow Grassfed @ Over Jordan Farm operates on the premise that grazing livestock can be a profitable way to heal the land. We like to tell folks “we grow carbon, grass and meat”. With approximately 175 ewes, their lambs, 10-15 cattle, several pigs, and a couple of goats, it sometimes feels like a 3 ring circus!
Bean Hollow Grassfed uses a system of grazing all the sheep, goats and cattle together in a “flerd”. The animals are grazed on small temporary parcels and moved every 1-4 days, creating greater plant utilization and longer recovery periods for the pastures. Over time, this enhances the soil health and plant diversity. Our goal is to extend our grazing season to a year round practice. We’re not there yet, but we’re getting closer.
Working with the Piedmont Environmental Council and the Smithsonian’s Virginia Working Landscapes, we are monitoring a broad number of soil and plant characteristics; along with bird and pollinator populations.
* Our sheep are certified Animal Welfare Approved and AWA Grassfed
* Whole grassfed lamb carcasses are available by order
* Individual cuts of grassfed lamb and beef are available at Heritage Hollow Farms retail store in Sperryvile.