|About||White Pine Ridge is a small farm and breeding operation dedicated to pasture raising heritage breed poultry, cattle and to produce and sell local food and pasture raised/grass fed meats|
|Mission||To raise healthy animals while being environmentally conscious, produce quality and well tempered animals and to produce local foods.|
White Pine Ridge is a small farm and breeding operation deticated to raising heritage breed poultry, cattle and producing local foods. This farm is run side-by-side with my parent's grain farm operation.
Here at White Pine Ridge we raise the following animals:
Chickens: Gold Laced Wyandottes, Blue Laced Wyandottes, Silver Laced Wyandottes, Ameraucana, Easter and Olive eggers.
Turkeys: Blue Slate; critically endangered in Canada with less then 100 breeding females reported and threatened in the USA. Bourbon Reds; vulnerable status in Canada and threatened in the USA. Currently only breeding pure bred slates and slate/bourbon crosses for meat production.
Ducks: Muscovy; chocolate, blue, black, lilac, cream, white - most being pieds (white patches throughout body). Long term breeding goal is to have solid coloured birds breeding out the white head gene and pied gene.
Geese: Pomeranian Saddlebacks; critically endangered in Canada with less then 100 breeding females reported and threatened in the USA. Greys and Buffs.
Cattle: Purebred, Full-blood registered Limousin and Red Angus/Charolais commercial cows.
All animals bred and raised here are constantly judged and scrutinized from the day they are born and long into their productive lives to determine the best animals to keep in the breeding program. Some aspects focused on include vigor at birth, determination to feed, growth on pasture, adult weight, protectiveness of babies, mothering instinct, temperament (calmness or aggression towards humans or other animals)...etc.. all these and more come together to ensure only the best, most productive, animals are kept in the breeding program. This ensures that future generations will always be better then their parents and a step forward for their breed. Unfortunetly many places have chosen to use the 'appearance' of breeds as the main factor for choosing breeding stock and have seemingly forgotten about their actually productivity. However here I focus on prod
Hatching eggs, chicks, chickens, poults, turkeys, ducklings, ducks, goslings and geese.
Pasture raised turkeys, heritage chickens, beef, veal, dairy-beef, duck and geese.
Eating eggs: Chicken, duck and goose.