Only 17 months after meeting, Josh and Taylor were joined in marriage. It may have been quick to some people but when you know, you know. They had already started working on fencing and getting their first cattle herd before getting married. Josh and Taylor were both young, active and seemingly healthy individuals but they had aches, pains and Taylor had some health issues that no doctor could pinpoint. She had spent a thousand dollars on blood tests, exams, ultrasounds, and so much more with no luck getting a diagnosis. She was sure she had some kind of auto-immune disorder or intestinal disease. After spending so much time in pain, Taylor started researching her health issues and how what she was eating could be the contributing factor.
This opened the door for what is now, Ayers Valley Farm. Taylor had researched about how much the food that we fuel our bodies with effects us and how we should work with nature instead of against her. She tried finding good quality pasture raised meat at the grocery stores but the label claims and what the product actually was were two different things. After getting fed up with the way they were feeling, the two of them decided that even with working full time jobs they were going to raise high quality pasture raised meats, themselves.
Josh and Taylor originally just wanted to farm for fun, as a hobby but after experiencing the health benefits and quality of life, they decided they needed to change their goal and share their pasture raised meats with others all across the United States.
We have a passion for raising livestock the way nature intended.
We raise cattle, hogs and chickens out in the pasture on our farm in Brown County, Ohio. From birth to harvest every animal lives their best life on our farm. We provide the highest quality of care, 365 days a year.
We promise to never use antibiotics, growth hormones or GMO’s (genetically modified organisms). We are organically minded and we take pride in providing premium 100% grass fed beef, pasture raised pork and pasture raised poultry for meat and farm fresh eggs.
Through the years, we have partnered with nature to practice regenerative agriculture. This means our animals are constantly on the move to better forage while depositing manure to provide better soil health. We use rotational grazing methods to ensure that our farm land is continuously improving for our livestock to feed your family.
We started this to feed our family because we care about how our meat is raised, we quickly discovered that there is a difference with our farm fresh meat and we want you to experience it too!
We know that you will taste the difference and we promise to always provide the real story behind how your food is raised.
PASTURE RAISED CHICKEN
We raise Cornish Cross meat chickens and a beautiful flock of rainbow laying hens.
We rotate both laying hens and meat chickens through the diversified pasture to forage for insects and grubs. We provide our chickens a new section of land each day to not only increase the quality of the meat but also to help improve the land.
Along with their diversified pasture diet, we provide an all natural, non-gmo, soy free feed. Together, these high quality items ensure that our chickens are receiving optimal nutrition in their diets which makes for delicious and nutritious food for our customers.
Federal regulations prohibit the use of hormones in raising poultry and we do not treat with antibiotics. Our chickens are provided fresh water, bugs, grubs, high quality feed and sunshine daily – that’s it!
Our chicken is processed and packaged at a USDA inspected facility.
At this time, our hand collected & hand washed, farm fresh eggs are available for local pick up or local delivery only.
100% GRASS FED BEEF
We raise a combination of South Poll and Angus cattle. These breeds are known for their hardiness in our climate, docile demeanor and their ability to finish on diverse forages alone.
We manage our herd using management intensive/mob grazing to ensure that the soil is getting enough carbon and the forage is getting adequate rest to recover. The purpose of this method is to feed our livestock while we heal the land, increase forage diversity and thickness, increase forage diversity and increase the nutritional quality of our meat.
We do not use any grain, corn, antibiotics or growth hormones. We strictly provide fresh pasture daily, water and 20 different options of free-choice minerals. Our cattle spend their entire lives on lush forage pasture, always headed to fresh pasture, the way nature intended.
Our grass-fed finished beef is processed at a USDA inspected facility where it is dry aged for 10-14 days, which is rare to find, but we do it to provide tenderness and flavor for each cut of meat for our customers.
PASTURE RAISED PORK
We raise a heritage breed of Gloucestershire “Old Spot” hogs. They are probably Taylor’s favorite animal here at the farm. We work with a trusted breeder who provides top quality hogs for our pastured pork operation.
The hogs spend their entire lives running about, laying under shade trees, taking mud baths and tilling the land with their powerhouse snouts.
The silvopasture that they live in is a combination of pasture and wooded area. Hogs love the shade and in the summer, they need it! We move them to a new silvopasture paddock every 7 to 14 days depending on weather so they constantly have access to new diverse forage. We start in the early spring with piglets and raise them for harvest in the fall.
This breed of hogs are known for their friendliness and they are prized for their juiciness, flavor and tenderness. The meat is pink-hued and heavily marbled for a delicious taste!
Our hogs are fed an all natural, non-gmo, soy free feed along with endless foraging opportunities in their paddocks.
We never use antibiotics or growth hormones. All of our pork is processed at a USDA inspected facility.
You can purchase directly from the farm online. We ship every Monday and your meat will be delivered frozen directly to your doorstep with only a couple convenient and easy clicks. We look forward to serving you!