Lynch Creek will include this acreage in its 2006 NOP (National Organic Program) Application that is being prepared for submission to Quality Certification Services (QCS) of Gainesville, Florida.
Field preparation began in mid-March, culminating with the with the planned sowing of organic cover crops (buckwheat, field peas and clover) in mid-April 2006. These transitional fields will be migrated to organic status over the next 2-3 years.
This high quality hay will support the grass-finishing of cattle on Lynch Creek pastures, with the balance being sold as horse feed and for other organic animal consumption.
Lynch Creek is confident, with the addition of the Carpenter Farm acreage, that it can produce the highest quality Organic, Grass-fed Beef possible. Grass-finished Beef production is underway now. Lynch Creek expects to begin transitioning to Organic, Grass-fed Beef production in 2007.