Emily Macdonald, with the help of her husband Jim, raises Certified Animal Welfare Approved by…
Julie Engel raises Certified Animal Welfare Approved by A Greener World (AGW) sheep at The Pasturage, LLC farm in Montague, MI. The Pasturage, LLC is a small family-owned, diverse livestock farm located in beautiful West Michigan.
In addition to being Certified Animal Welfare Approved by AGW, the flock of sheep at The Pasturage, LLC are 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.
At The Pasturage, LLC the sheep graze one section of pasture before being moved to fresh fields. Practicing rotational grazing is a foundational part of their management, as it allows grass to recover before sheep return to graze again, and keeps the soil properly fertilized and minimizes the build-up of internal parasites, thereby avoiding reliance on chemical treatments.
With the growing disconnect of consumers from the source of their food and growing demand for meaningful welfare standards, The Pasturage, LLC found it essential to have third-party validation demonstrating their exceptional practices to a market hungry for truthful information about their food.
The Pasturage, LLC Certified Animal Welfare Approved by AGW, Certified Grassfed by AGW lamb is sold direct from the farm. Their products are also available on Saturdays at the Muskegon Farmers’ Market at stall 148. For more information about The Pasturage, LLC, or to place an order, contact Julie Engel by calling (231) 288-6112.