The Family Farm
The farm has been in the family since the early 1890’s. My grandfather, who emigrated from Scotland, had a General Store in Lowry, Minnesota, and at that time bought a farm to give his sons something to do. My father John, and his brother George, later bought the farm. Then David, being the only son of the two families, became involved.
In the late ‘70s and early ‘80s we were introduced to the New Zealand style of intensive grazing grass farming through the Gallagher Power Fence Co. Since that time we have tried to get more and more of our farm into grass and intensively graze that. Hence we have increased our cow herd to around 200 polled Hereford, Salers and crossbred cows. We market 35-40 bulls each year. We have no show barns. The cattle are raised on roughage in groups according to age. Click to see more on intensive grazing at the McIver farm...