At Nomad Farms animal health is central to everything we do. This means more than simply being free of diseases or maintaining healthy growth rates. It’s about well-being and thriving naturally. We believe that animals should be able to express their true animal characteristics, and that diverse natural systems have health as their default setting.
Chicken instincts are to scratch the earth for tucker, dirt bathe and preen themselves in the sunshine. Cattle are driven to graze on fresh and diverse pastures as well as enjoying the safety and fun of a herd. All of our animals are raised on fresh pasture and given the best opportunity to express themselves.
We use low stress handling techniques and provide the natural conditions for our animals to thrive, moving them regularly to fresh pasture and relying on sunshine and biodiversity to cleanse and refresh the landscape.
We believe that natural systems will always tend towards health, and that diseases are symptoms rather than causes of imbalance. Our animals thrive naturally in production systems which mimic nature. We don’t use parasiticide, hormones or antibiotics. We prefer to rely on a healthy environment and the natural animal defences developed through a few million years of research and development. Our animals are raised with immune systems, not chemicals.