Welcome to Black Earth Meats
Black Earth Meats is a USDA-inspected processing facility. We have our Organic certification from the Iowa Department of Agriculture, and are Animal Welfare Approved for humane handling of all animals that pass through our gates.
We provide services to a range of customers, from the seasonal customer looking for a half a beef or hog, to those marketing year round. We also have an extensive distribution network in Southern Wisconsin and provide meat to many restaurants, retailers and cafeterias in the area.
We support three “levels” of animal agriculture to suit a variety of farmers and customers.
What We Offer
Anyone driving around our area will see small pastures with a few steers, lambs, goats or hogs. These are not farms set up for industrial production, but are small lot farmers raising a few animals for extra money in support of their families.... The type of farming our grandparents knew.More Info [ + ]
Our grass fed animals are fed no corn or distillers’ grains, but a forage diet. While there is no third-party certification about the use of antibiotics or hormones, the farmers we work with pledge to us that the animals are antibiotic free and no hormones were added during production. They are GMO-Free.More Info [ + ]
Our meat is 100% organic, pasture-based agriculture. Our organic cattle are allowed free range on fertile pastures rich with naturally growing legumes and grasses. They are raised using a strict quality assurance program without antibiotics, synthetic hormones, chemical fertilizer, or GMOs.More Info [ + ]
Real Cows Eat Grass
Once you eat grass-fed beef, you'll be hooked for life
Today, more than ever, the source of your food matters. Gone are the days when you could trust your neighborhood grocer to provide your family with wholesome, fresh food free from unnatural (and potentially dangerous) hormones, antibiotics, pesticides and herbicides.
Sadly, big agricultural and mega-food corporations have taken over smaller, family run operations. The perceived need for cheap, mass produced, convenient food products have unfortunately led to a system that creates a nutritional deficiency. As a result, some of our store bought foods no longer provide the proper nutrition it used to.
Luckily, there is a movement to bring back small scale processing and locally sourced animals. Removed from the CAFO/feed lots, these animals are raised in the open air in small groups, usually free to run on pastures that provide most or all of their feed. This reduces the need for antibiotics, and our farmers pledge that they do not use antibiotics or hormones. Of course, our organic line is certified by third parties to ensure compliance with organic standards.