Lincoln Co. Farm Bureau sponsoring tour of local grass-fed beef farms
For the Tomahawk Leader
LINCOLN COUNTY – The public is invited to take part in a tour of local grass-fed beef farms.
The tour, sponsored by the Lincoln Co. Farm Bureau, will take place on Saturday, June 5, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and will provide an opportunity to learn more about locally-sourced, grass-fed beef operations.
“Many locals are turning to locally-sourced foods as a way of improving their own diets, supporting local farmers, and enhancing the environment,” a release stated. “During the pandemic, temporary disruptions in food supply caused some people to rethink their food buying habits. In the process, they discovered that buying local can also enhance their food quality. And there is nothing like the serenity of a freezer full of food, not to mention the convenience.”
The release noted that although pastured beef take longer to mature to market size, they “eat what nature intended them to eat,” and “the difference is in the taste.”
“Perennial pastures avoid the necessity of plowing the soil every year, improve soil quality and prevent erosion, aid in preventing flood damage by holding more water, and generally use less fertilizer and pesticides,” the release said.
The tour will begin at the Tom and Linda Daigle Farm, Twin Creeks Cattle Co., on Gouda Rd., south of Hwy. D, east of Tomahawk, at 10 a.m.
The Jerry and Stephanie Conlan farm, Callahan Rd., south of Hwy. A, east of Tomahawk, will host the second stop on the tour at about 11:45 a.m.
For more information and to register for the tour, call Laurie Groskopf, Tour Coordinator, at 715-453-6301.