A little about us...
Our farm is family owned and operated. We are a “pastured and sustainable” farm which raises cattle, hogs, and chickens without giving them antibiotics, hormones or caging them. We also have other animals such as horses, rabbits, goats, turkeys, lambs, and ducks. All of our animals are raised and treated humanely.
Our local community uses our farm as a place for gatherings, banquets, and birthday parties. We also have “Night on the Farm” events where there is live entertainment and dinner is served.
From our own “Moo Ma’s Farm Store”, we sell our grassfed beef, pastured pork, free range chicken and eggs. We also support neighboring family farms by carrying their vegetables and products in our store.
Our family at Hunter Cattle Co. invites everyone who has ever wanted to be a farmer or rancher to come experience that dream with us. Spend a day, or a week, on our family farm.
A typical day on the farm...
• Feeding the Cows, Pigs, Chickens, Horses, and other Animals.
• Collecting, cleaning and packaging eggs.
• Transporting or rotating livestock.
• Repairing fences, improving the farm, fixing equipment and shelters.
• Planting, Tending, and Harvesting the Garden.
Leisure activities on the farm...
• Walking Nature Trails
• Fishing in the Pond
• Rocking on the Porch
• Sitting by a Fire
Let me introduce you to our Hunter Cattle family. About nine years ago, my Mom, (Debra), my Dad (Del), my older brother (Anthony), and me Kristan, (the oldest daughter), fell in love with a piece of property outside of Stilson, GA. It’s so small we don’t even have a post office, so our address is in Brooklet. We wanted a place to build our families, become as sustainable as possible, and raise/grow our own food. We were becoming more and more aware of the industrialized food issues and wanted an alternative. The overuse of antibiotics in animals, their terrible living conditions, and the abuse to the environment that leads to abuse of our own bodies when consuming these products all become very real when you begin having children and raising grandchildren. To date we have 10 grandsons and 1 granddaughter. We are leaving them with a healthier legacy for their future.
To raise grassfed cows, you have to have a ton of fenced-off pastures for “rotational grazing.” So we started building fences and planting grass. We began raising our first herd of cattle and, boy, did we learn a lot REAL quick! The heifers had been bred to a high birthrate bull, so their babies were too big for these first-time mommas. We ended up having to pull almost every calf! During our first one, we had no clue what to do. We ended up reading from a type of “Cows for Dummies” book what to do step by step. It was CRAZY and awesome to say the least! And I would like to add that we constantly say that, if it weren’t for good books, good neighbors, and the good Lord, we would not be where we are today. We are thankful to all those who have helped us with this venture!
Because our friends and customers love coming out to the farm so much, we are hosting agritourism events, parties, and started renting out barn lofts for farm stays. In an effort to teach the next generation about agriculture and food, we also offer curriculum based educational tours for schools, scout troops, churches and any group that wants to experience the farm life.
We are amazed at how we have grown and are so thankful to be able to do something we love so much and are so passionate about. And we are very thankful for our customers and supporters of our endeavor, and couldn’t be prouder of what we do every day.