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Swayback Branch Family Farm farmer profile

Swayback Branch Family Farm – Littleton, NC

  • A Greener World

Ernest and Celena Rosser raise Certified Animal Welfare Approved by A Greener World (AGW) pigs and beef cattle at Swayback Branch Family Farm in Littleton, North Carolina. In addition to being Certified Animal Welfare Approved by AGW, the cattle herd at Swayback Branch Family Farm is Certified Grassfed by AGW, the first—and only—food label in the U.S. and Canada that guarantees food products come from animals fed a 100% grass and forage diet, and raised entirely outdoors on pasture or range.

The Rossers manage a mixed herd of South Poll and American Aberdeen cattle at Swayback Branch Family Farm. The beef cattle on the farm are also rotationally managed, grazing one section of pasture before being moved to fresh fields. This type of management allows grass to recover before cows return to graze again; it also keeps the soil properly fertilized and minimizes the build up of internal parasites, thereby avoiding reliance on chemical treatments.

The Idaho Pasture Pigs at Swayback Branch Family Farm are raised outdoors, on pasture or range, where they are free to root and forage as pigs naturally do. This high-welfare management is a fundamental component of AWA certification and is known to have environmental, nutritional, and culinary benefits.

Certified Animal Welfare Approved by AGW pork along with Certified Animal Welfare Approved by AGW, Certified Grassfed by AGW beef from Swayback Branch Family Farm are available directly from the farm, with online order and on-site pickup as well as through Feast Down East. Check the AGW directory for details. For more information, visit swayback-branch-family-farm.square.site, follow the farm on Facebook and get in touch with Ernest and Celena Rosser at swaybackbranch@gmail.com and (252) 822-2218.

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