07 March, 2016

Did you know?

Did you know Cows have almost total 360 degree panoramic vision and are able to see colors, except red?  They can detect odors up to 5 miles away. Cows can hear lower and higher frequencies better than humans.  Per day, a cow spends 6 hours eating and 8 hours chewing cud. A cow doesn't bite the grass, but curls its tongue around it. A cow has no upper front teeth. The average cow drinks about 30 gallons of water and eats about 95 pounds of feed per day.  A cow stands up and sits down about 14 times a day.

Did you know Pigs have a great sense of smell? Their powerful but sensitive snout is a highly developed sense organ. Pigs also have a great field of vision, because their eyes are on the sides of their heads.   Pigs have four toes on each hoof, but only walk on two toes per foot. A mature pig has 44 teeth.

Did you know Chickens lay different colored eggs, from white, to brown, to green, to pink, to blue?   It takes a hen 24-26 hours to lay an egg.  A chicken finds it very important to have a private nest. She builds her nest by first scratching a hole in the ground. She will then pick up twigs and leaves, which she will drop on her back. Once she has returned to the hole she will let the material slide off her back around the rim forming her nest.

Here at Meinecke Farms and John Henry’s we strive to ensure that our animals provide our customers with the highest quality of farm fresh meats available on the market while maintaining the utmost respect and humane treatment for each individual animal.  Our down on the farm practices provide meats that are of the highest standards, and our animals are bred and raised for the sole purpose of supplying you and your family with wholesome local grown, pasture raised meat.  Our animals are never given any antibiotics or hormones.  John Henry’s meats contain no artificial tenderizers, coloring or preservatives.  If you are looking for grass fed, grass finished, pasture raised freezer beef, fresh pork, poultry or farm fresh eggs and so much more look no further.   

Hormone Free Grass-Fed Beef, Pastured Turkey Pork, Open Range Chicken

The benefits of eating pasture raised, grass-fed meats are hard to deny. From the extra nutrients to the shaky ethics surrounding commercially raised animals, pasture-raised cows and free range chickens win every time. While we hear the most about steaks and beef, the same benefits can apply to any animal raised without hormones in its natural habitat. Typically pork or chicken is referred to as pasture raised, or free range instead, as these animals are natural omnivores and eat a little of everything. Our family farm produces grass-fed beef, pastured pork, and free range turkey and chicken. Our gourmet meats and dairy products are shipped fresh to customers in Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, and the Chicago, Illinois area. Pastured pork, beef, chicken, and turkey is not only better for the animal, but it’s also better for the consumer too. If you’ve shopped for meats at most grocery stores, you probably saw bright red packages of similar shapes and sizes, which is different from the varying packages of beef you would find when shopping with an small, local farmer. Each animal is unique, and John Henry’s doesn’t use steroids, hormones, or fatty feeds on our farm. This produces a higher-quality cut of meat that can vary in size, shape, and color depending on what muscles were exercised more. Grass-fed beef, and pasture raised turkey, pork, and chicken also have fat that is more yellow due to healthy beta carotenes that are present. We also cut each of our meats fresh and ship it to you the same day! If you haven’t tried grass-fed beef, pastured pork, or free range turkey and chicken you don’t know what you’re missing. Save $10 on your first shipment with promo code “New10” John Henry’s ships to Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennesee, New England, Virginia, West Virginia, THe Carolinas, And more!