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Known & Grown exists to help farmers within the St. Louis foodshed spread the word about their practices, their products, and the principles that ground their work.

Known & Grown STL is a project of Missouri Coalition for the Environment, on behalf of the St. Louis Food Policy Coalition.

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Althoff Beef

We produce and resale grass and grainfed beef.

“Althoff Farms got started in 2012 when we got some cows to put in the pasture at the home farm.  Dan had raised cows in his youth and had until a few years before that. He missed it and decided he wanted to start again.

We started with quarters of grainfed and grassfed beef. From there we started selling by the piece and doing farmer’s markets, selling to a small store, and a food co-op.

Educating the public on what good meat is has been the most rewarding part. Once people try our meat, they come back for more.

The most challenging part is dealing with the weather. We’ve had a wide variety of weather over the years, from mild winters, to below zero temperatures, hot dry summers, to this spring of record rain and flooding. It’s hard work, but we wouldn’t change it for anything.”

Visit Our Farm!

Location

Homeplace
LaPrairie, IL

Summer pasture
Mendon, IL 

Shop with us.

Quincy Farmer’s Market
Saturday’s May through October

Grown N Gathered

Macomb Food Coop

Delivery available via Facebook and email/called in orders

Contact us.

althoffbeef@gmail.com

309 333 7723  | 217 392 2825

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Farm Size

15 acres total. 6 acres for the grass finished herd and 9
acres for the grain finished herd.

Herd Size

8-12 grassfed

Conservation Practices

  • Grazing management plan
  • No synthetic sprays on pasture
  • Half of their operation raises cattle entirely on pasture, the other half uses grain
  • No antibiotics
  • No synthetic growth promotants

Rotation

We rotate as needed. In summer it is weekly. In winter, early spring and late fall it is less as they are eating hay mostly when grass isn’t growing. Non-GMO grain-fed beef rotates once every other month.”

Animal Feed

  • Grass in spring/summer/early fall. 
  • Hay and rye silage bales in winter.
  • Supplement with mineral and protein tubs in the winter (so the cows can maintain weight and strength)