Steckler Grassfed is a family-owned, pasture-based, certified organic farm in Southern Indiana. Beginning back in 1986, Marsha and Jerry Steckler moved to St. Henry, a little village in south central Dubois County, Indiana. They immediately planted and harvested crops to feed their growing herd of Holsteins. They started off by letting the cows munch in the fields using intensive rotational grazing, where the cows ate a fresh salad bar of grass twice a day. They still use that method today. After successfully raising cows, they branched out to poultry, lamb, and pork. All the animals are provided with a diet that nature intended them to eat. Grass for the cows and sheep; grass, bugs and a high quality mixture of grains for the chickens and turkeys.They believe that the highest quality forage is grown by returning the soil to nature. Instead of relying on chemical fertilizers, they use compost to reintroduce vital nutrients to the soil. No pesticides or herbicides are used either. This, in turn, allows a hearty crop of earthworms to repopulate the soil with nutrients the natural way. No antibiotics, hormones, steroids, or other foreign additives are given to any of the animals. To add credibility to these claims, they became certified organic in 2007 with Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association (OEFFA).
They produce raw aged cheeses, pastured poultry, lamb, beef, and pork.