Wagon Wheel Ranch, Mount Airy, MD
Learn about the diversified livestock strategy employed by Brian Schiner at Wagon Wheel Ranch in Mount Airy, Maryland. With the help of his farm manager, Schiner raises Berkshire pigs, pastured broilers and layers, and 100 percent grass-fed beef and lamb, operating the largest sheep farm in Maryland. The farm sells direct-to-consumer and wholesale, with clients including Whole Foods Market.
In addition to leading a tour of the farm Brian and describing his strict pasture management practices, Schiner will describe how he fabricates his own fertilizer and feed. You’ll also learn about the on-farm slaughtering operation as well as the way the farm works with customers who want to slaughter goats and lamb themselves at the farm.
More about our host: After selling his financial business to Wall Street, Brian Schiner set out to pursue his true passion for farming. He began reading books from the 1800’s about raising sheep and decided that he would raise his herd according to these old techniques crafted to mimic an animal’s livelihood in the wilderness. Today Brian keeps watch over the largest sheep farm in Maryland. All of the animals at Wagon Wheel Ranch are grass-fed, raised without the use of antibiotics, and allowed to roam freely over acres of pasture.
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