Welcome to Rax and Trax Farms! Thank you for visiting.  We are dedicated to raising heritage breed premium beef, pork, and chickens.  All of our animals are pasture raised the way that nature intended. Our pigs have a mixture of grassy areas and woods, the cows are rotated through several pastures to optimize grass, and the chickens are completely free range. 

What are Heritage Breeds?
Heritage breeds are traditional livestock breeds that were raised before industrial agriculture became a mainstream practice. These breeds were carefully selected and bred over time to develop traits that made them well-adapted to local environments and they thrived under farming practices and cultural conditions that are very different from those found in modern agriculture. Traditional, historic breeds retain essential attributes for survival and self-sufficiency – fertility, foraging ability, longevity, maternal instincts, ability to mate naturally, and resistance to diseases and parasites. Other names sometimes used interchangeably with 'Heritage' include: Native, Minor, Rare, Endangered, and others. (Livestock Conservancy.org)

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  1. Scottish Highland Premium Beef
    Scottish Highland cattle are recognized by the conservancy as a heritage breed. The beef is a premium lower fat, lower cholesterol and higher protein beef than commercial beef. Some studies suggest Scottish Highland Beef is lower in fat and cholesterol than both chicken and fish! Due to their slower growth rate and heavier coat the meat is tender, well marbled, but without the unnecessary fat often found in commercial beef. While our herd has grown immensely over the years our core cows are Registered Scottish Highland Cows Sasha and Priscilla. We have a Registered Highland Bull named Beethoven. The Golden Girls reside here at the farm as well or better known as Dorothy, Rose, and Blanche.
  2. Hereford Premium Pork
    Another wonderful heritage breed developed in the 1920's named after the cow for which the colors are similar the Hereford produces a premium pork . It is a slower-growing breed, yielding rich, marbled meat that is red in color. Hereford pork has excellent intramuscular fat and a neutral pH, rendering exquisite taste. Our breeding pair of registered Hereford Pigs are Porky (Boar) and Petunia (Sow). While their litters are smaller and they take longer to mature than a commercial pig we find their gentle nature and taste of the pork to be worth the wait, and you will too!
  3. Lavender
    As one of the worlds most desirable plants we have decided to embark on growing Lavender. It takes two full years to have production. As a way to share our love for the land, farming, and the scenery it fit right in with our plan. We intend to offer trips to the farm, pick your own lavender opportunities, events on the farm, fresh lavender, dried lavender, oils and other lavender based products. It is not easy to grow lavender in Ohio but Mike has a green thumb that can make nearly any plant thrive. Look for updates in the future on events right here on our farm!
  4. Garden Fresh Vegetables
    We have listened to our customers and are introducing farm fresh produce! We do not spray pesticides or herbicides. Our offerings will includes tomatoes, peppers, corn, melons, green beans, and a variety of lettuces and cabbage. In the fall we will offer jack-o-lanterns for carving and potatoes.
  1. Scottish Highland Premium Beef
    Scottish Highland cattle are recognized by the conservancy as a heritage breed. The beef is a premium lower fat, lower cholesterol and higher protein beef than commercial beef. Some studies suggest Scottish Highland Beef is lower in fat and cholesterol than both chicken and fish! Due to their slower growth rate and heavier coat the meat is tender, well marbled, but without the unnecessary fat often found in commercial beef. While our herd has grown immensely over the years our core cows are Registered Scottish Highland Cows Sasha and Priscilla. We have a Registered Highland Bull named Beethoven. The Golden Girls reside here at the farm as well or better known as Dorothy, Rose, and Blanche.
  2. Hereford Premium Pork
    Another wonderful heritage breed developed in the 1920's named after the cow for which the colors are similar the Hereford produces a premium pork . It is a slower-growing breed, yielding rich, marbled meat that is red in color. Hereford pork has excellent intramuscular fat and a neutral pH, rendering exquisite taste. Our breeding pair of registered Hereford Pigs are Porky (Boar) and Petunia (Sow). While their litters are smaller and they take longer to mature than a commercial pig we find their gentle nature and taste of the pork to be worth the wait, and you will too!
  3. Lavender
    As one of the worlds most desirable plants we have decided to embark on growing Lavender. It takes two full years to have production. As a way to share our love for the land, farming, and the scenery it fit right in with our plan. We intend to offer trips to the farm, pick your own lavender opportunities, events on the farm, fresh lavender, dried lavender, oils and other lavender based products. It is not easy to grow lavender in Ohio but Mike has a green thumb that can make nearly any plant thrive. Look for updates in the future on events right here on our farm!
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