Pasture-Raised, Antibiotic and Hormone-Free; no soy, no GMO: Berkshire and Large Black / Red Waddle – Cross Pork raised by Falster Farm on Pasture 365™ near Winnsboro, TX. A Certified Wholistic™ East Texas small family farm.
The richness and texture of Falster’s Falling Star Brand pork is highly sought after by our gourmet customers and restaurant chefs in Dallas. Unlike commercial pork, Falster Paleo hogs are internally marbled with a meat that is naturally delicious, tender and darker in color. Hand fed twice a day with real raw milk, this yields a very contented hog with great intramuscular marbling, a rich flavor unmatched by any other method of swine production . . . it is my grandpa’s way, the old Normandy French way. The chefs say, “Falster pork is juicy, not juiced.”
You will find our pork so good; it was the featured main course in New York City cooking show (Spring of 2015) at the James Beard Foundation.
Our pigs are reared in the peaceful harmony of Falster Farm, located on the Post Oak Savannah mid-way between Quitman and Winnsboro just off SH-37. It’s in this setting that our pastured raised and clover finished beef and pork are carefully raised and daily tended. It’s this low stress environment which naturally produces the best meat possible, in the Old French style.
We will deliver the hog to a meat processing plant for your benefit.
The pork is sold by hanging weight — with live weight being approximately 250-300 lbs and hanging weight being approximately 185-225 lbs
Whole or half hog is $5.50/lb (live weight.) Cutting and wrapped is done to your
specifications, then it is ready for your freezer.
We also sell different cuts packaged and sold by the lbs. Some of our cuts and prices are listed below: (subject to availability) Please call Nancy at 903-629-3034.
HEALTHY ANIMALS – NO ANTIBIOTICS, NATURAL SLOW GROWTH – NO GROWTH STIMULATING HORMONES, GRASS BORN REARED and FINISHED – NO FEEDLOT
CHEMICAL FREE – NO HERBICIDES, PESTICIDES, SYNTHETIC FERTILIZERS ALL, NO POISONS — CERTIFIED WHOLISTIC, ALL NATURAL – NO PRESERVATIVES
We invite your visit and appreciate to opportunity to share our farm produce with you.
Calved 28 APR 2010 on Falster Farm by Artifical Insemination of D Cornor Orlando and KNF standard pure bred Jersey POLLY. He stands 44″ at the hip. Dark coloring makes him most attractive. Geneticly docile.
Historical Notes on his background.
4/12/14 Sold to Dariy in CO for $5,000. Sorry I did.
4/7/14 CHAMPION for Fertility Testing $40 and Collection of 293 Straws on 1st pull. Quitman Animal for Trichonas Tests and health papers $86.00
1/15/14 Moved to the Lewis Place. He remains very easy handeling. He helped me catch up ARGYLE BARNEY for transportation. Finest bull to work with we have on the place.
11NOV11 Recieved the Herseys and the Jerseys to breed
1OCT11 Returned from Harris.
Rented to Andy & Rachell Harris to cover their three cows.
May 30, 2011 first live cover of Katherine Cow. He is very stable and intellegent. He lead the bull calves back and forth from the corrals to the
Her sire was KNF BENNETT ORLANDO, pure bred miniature Jersey Herd Sire born on Falster Farm of Artifical Breeding between a Frozen Semen from a pure breed Miniature Jersey Bull (Bob Honey) and a standard pure bred Jersey certified organic dairy Standard Jersey Cow.
Her Dam was a Hersey cow, cross between mini Hereford KNF GENERAL STAN WATIE and Katy a Standard Jersey cow I purchased from the Promise Land Herd south of San Antonio.
KNF SEF was calved on 160SEP 2012, stands 42″ at the hip, is a super mama cow. She is trained to milk by hand or surge belly machine. A most impressive proven miniature Jersey cow, very femine and easy to get along with. She has a nice firm udder. She is pastured exposed and can be confirmed pregnant or not.
I believe that many breeders make the mistake of thinking that every bull calf born out of good parents will make a quality herd sire. That swapping their bull calf for another’s bull calf will fix or ensure genetic diversity. Make no mistake about it; there are a lot of other characteristics to consider when choosing a prospective herd sire than just having a different bull. Falster Farm doesn’t select our Mini Bull herd sires on their draw in show ring or if someone will trade us their bull calf for one of ours. After the show ring, most animals are unfit for real ranch and a farm breeding life, not by genetics necessarily, but by rearing on high powered forced gains by grain! Fact: he will be short lived, short winded, and if taken off grain, a serious loss of virility ensues. Same for the female show cow. Show animals are a great way to downgrade your herd’s virility and sustainability (proven in my experience.)
Let’s Look um Over . . . What should you look for?
First place to look: A Breeders Reputation is the basis of our cattle ranching heritage. It’s your 1st assurance of quality, and ethics of the breeder, you should consider his guarantees – if any. The STUD BOOK of any registry is only reliable if the governing membership enforces the rules of the organization, and the members adhere
to those standards. Now, I’m going to make a course statement in a minute about show cattle but it wasn’t always a case of grain fed stock vs. pature finished beef as the driving force for the associations. Be that as it may, the breed association is the basis for the quality and reliability of the purebred seed stock.
Disposition is a very important trait that I look for. Ninety-nine percent of the time, if the mother cow has a good disposition, so will the calf. I won’t even consider a calf for a herd sire if he is constantly bouncing off the fence and
trying to crawl under the gate every time he is brought into the corral pens. Besides that, his mother won’t stay long with that kind of attitude (thus the importance of data base selection records.) My Herd Bulls are not to be feared, but, respected and enjoyed. Even though they are short (just tipping the end of the ear), I train the horns to curve down, they are powerful animals, and they must to have a good disposition. Again, disposition is bred into an animal and is a very important trait when choosing a herd sire prospect. If you can’t work with him, he can hurt you and your stock.
Masculine traits are very important. I want a bull calf that looks like a bull calf and acts like a bull calf. I want to look in his face and know I am looking at a bull. As I observe him out in the pasture, I want to see him following after cows that are in heat. I want to see him butting heads with other calves and
generally acting like a young boy. It’s just like watching boys grow up. They are rolling around, getting dirty, and acting tough and chasing girls even though at the time they wouldn’t know what to do if they caught one. These are early masculine traits that can be observed and noted at an early age. They must be there if he is to be a working Herd Bull. AND here’s one reason why: I’ve had more than one big Brangus bull jump over our fence and try to breed a miniature cow in heat. The herd bull must protect / defend his herd from intruders as well as service them. This is a must with me. I’ve had my bull Dagmar hold off three different bulls over a three year period . . . once he went two days sparing with a Beef Master before I knew the brute was in our pasture. Dagmar’s face was looking like a beaten prize fighter but his momma cows were not damaged, and he healed up soon enough. His get are with us today, and we love um. The winners are seed stock, the loosers taste great. Both have the very best life that can be had living on the land with excellent pasyurage and clean water and minerals.
Physical Conformation too; a good disposition, masculine traits, and a good sire and dam are things you would want in a herd sire prospect of any breed. When I look for a Miniature Registered Hereford or Mini Jersey herd sire prospect, I look for the traits that made our cattle what they are. An overall view of this calf would show me a clean underline with a tight sheath and navel. The testicular development would be normal and adequate with both testicles down and of equal size. A straight top line, adequate length, beefy broad hips, but not overly muscled, small to medium ears and showing good horn growth for his age. I want to see a calf that is healthy and his general appearance is attractive. I’m looking for length of loin and a medium and balanced skeletal structure. A youngster < 14 months will not have the big neck, but the hair should show curly density and the scrotal sac should too. An 18 month old prospect should be showing size in the neck and very curly neck and forehead hair. His sack should look like a ping pong paddle when viewed from the rear. The older he gets the more distance from the body (heat) it should descend.
From conception to birth and from weaning to yearling, he is a herd sire prospect. But, somewhere along the way, I have to make a decision. Do I have a bull that represents the Miniature Hereford or Jersey breed of cattle and can he pass on the traditional traits to future generations? Is he going to fulfill the breeding plan of our Falster farm? Do I like him? Does my wife want to keep him? Her sense of judgment is very intuitive and I rely on it to “feel” things that are relationship orientated, feelings that I often over look.
My grandpa taught me that the bull was ½ the value of the entire herd. I won’t tell you that story here, but; I’ve learned to be very critical when it comes to choosing herd sire prospects. Unless a bull calf surpasses his sire, that bull ought to be in a pet steer or on some discriminating dining table. A quality herd sire is an expensive, but the most important investment you can make in the cattle business. Anytime you breed undesirable traits you are multiplying those bad traits many times over and polluting future generations. One year of poorly selected breeding can take several years to correct.
Using these guidelines, I, and you will have chosen consistently excellent herd sire prospects. I will closely observe him through weaning and on to breeding age. He will be weighed at weaning and at yearling age. His scrotal measurements will be taken and recorded. At breeding age he will he bred to a good set of heifers, and his production record will have begun. Hopefully, I have made the right choice, and I will have a great Miniature Hereford herd sire.
Karl Emmett Falster, Sr.
Capt. Karl is a lifelong student of Southern Agricultural principals of small family farm sustainability. He and his wife Nancy own and farm Falster Farm on Pasture 365™ in Wood County Texas. He reguarly does consultation services. A former United States Marine, Falster is the CEO of a non-profit organization that teaches Veterans to Farm: WARRIORS THAT FARM®
In the development of the Falster Farm mini cattle herd, we found that we wanted to make available a more dual purpose breed (from our existing stock) and prove that the breeding our pure bred Mini Hereford Herd Sire(s) on ANY cow would generate:
•A more Thrifty Cow,
•A greater possibility for beef on an otherwise rangy carcuss, and
•Possibly sweeter milk (higher butter fat) on an otherwise hard to mike cow
•A real friendly attractive cow, easy to love
So take a look at this short presentation on Falster Farm’s CERTIFED WHOLISTIC efforts — if you like what you see, would you please leave a comment, rate, or like it?
Shown here: It’s a 30 lbs. heifer born to SHOTZE the mini Jersey Cow on 25 SEP 2015.
For Sale $5000 SHOTZIE is a beautiful young proven Mid Size (Lesser Jersey) mama cow born on Falster Farm, 27 JAN 2012. She has been on lush pasturage all her life. 45” tall at the hip, she is milked easily by hand and or machine. Her 1st calf (2014) was a heifer (1445 HEART HEAD) that has passed the selection process and is available as a pasture exposed virgin heifer now. SHOTZIE has given us another heifer calf on the ground (KNF ROSIE) now under our observation of growth and development.
SHOTZIE is the daughter of the KNF BENNETT ORLANDOour former Mini Jersey Herd Sire that sold to certified dairy in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, to down size a dairy herd there, and the beautiful Mini Jersey TRACY KATHRINE. Both parents are registered with the American Miniature Jersey Association of Nebraska.
The observations of SHOTZIE over her months of development are that she is an upper mid herd member of the dairy herd, ranked #3 in the pecking order in our herd of 7. She is an experienced and excellent mothering cow with good milk and longevity of milking. She strongly prefers to be in the herd and not alone, therefore it is recommended she be purchased with her offspring or added to an existing herd of cattle. She should readily fit in and flourish.