See how Indiana beef farmers and ranchers are rethinking the ranch to raise sustainable beef through land-saving, wildlife-preserving, and award-winning environmental efforts.
The Sennett family of Sennett Farms & Cattle Co. is as dedicated to their outfit as they are their family. In the Sennett family, stewardship is taught from a young age, with an emphasis on showing the younger generations the importance of caring for the environment. This is an attitude that the Sennetts carry over into practice. Sennett Farms & Cattle Co. designed their farm so that the cattle and crops work together. They have implemented rotational grazing and have built a roofed feeding barn in accordance with environmental standards. For years, they have employed no-till cropping, have vowed to never cut down a tree unless it has fallen, and they have worked with the National Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) on various projects, like installing filter strips to keep their water sources clean and clear. With two major US roadways running through their property, it is important to the Sennetts that the public can see the benefit of good stewardship for themselves. For their ongoing work in enacting and teaching stewardship through the generations, Sennett Farms & Cattle Co. was awarded the prestigious Environmental Stewardship Award (ESAP).
"There are three things that we think are very important, and those are faith, family, and work ethic. Without that, you have nothing." - Clark Sennett, Owner, Sennett Farms & Cattle Co.
From cow-calf operations to feedlots, pastures to packing plants, it takes a team of specialists to bring beef from pasture to plate. Learn more about the raising beef process as we travel across the country talking to real, modern ranchers about how they care for the cattle, what inspires them and why they work so hard day after day.
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Indiana has over 800,000 cattle on over 29,000 registered farms and ranches. Nationally, the Hoosier state ranks first in commercial duck production, second in popcorn production, third in cropland planted with cover crop, fourth in turkeys raised and fifth in corn, soybeans and watermelon.