Dale Family Farms is a small farm owned and managed by two generations of Dales. Located in South Central Kansas, we are striving to be sustainable. To do this, we have learned that we must better utilize our resources through improved grazing practices and reduced reliance on fuel and equipment. Over the last few years, we have realized that letting our animals remain in their natural environment—doing what they do best, grazing—is the key to sustainability.
Our beef comes from cattle that are finished on a strict forage diet of legumes, grasses, and forbs. The beef we sell contains no synthetic growth hormones and no antibiotics. When prepared properly, we have found that grass-finished beef is as tender as grain-fed beef with a much richer, fuller, beef flavor. Beef is available by the cut, wholes, halves and quarters.
Laying hens are allowed to free-range during the day, foraging for green grass, seeds and insects. This “salad bar” approach to their diet improves the flavor, texture and nutritional value of the eggs they produce.
Broilers are allowed to free-range during the day and can’t even be compared to the industrial chickens you find in the store.
Turkeys are also allowed to free-range during the day, often traveling more than a quarter mile from their roost to forage. They are available for the holiday season.
In 2010, pigs were added to the farm. Our hogs are also pastured and allowed to roam the tree rows near their pen, digging up roots and grass to supplement their diet. Pork is available by the cut, whole or half.
DFF also now carries goat and rabbit.