Address: Skaalen Rd, Stoughton WI 53589 / (815) 721-6186
Grass - Fed
Animal Welfare Approved
About Us / Emancipation Acres History:
Emancipation Acres' s goal is to use livestock to restore the fertility in the soil, manage the invasive weeds, and create a fluid, sustainable system. The steep terrain of the farm means that multi-species grazing represents the best utilization for the land: Effective pasture management is not only important for building the natural fertility of the soil, It also allows us to manage weeds and desired forage without reliance on herbicides, and enables the us to control parasites and disease in the animals without resorting to routine veterinary treatments.
Emancipation Acres raises AWA-certified Shetland sheep and laying hens. Shetlands are a wool and meat breed, originally from the Isles of Shetland off the north coast of Scotland. They are a small breed, famous for their thriftiness and mild flavored meat. Shetland’s are also well-known for their winter hardiness, parasite and disease resistance, and superb mothering ability. Their wool is prized by hand-spinners for its softness and durability.
Kune Kune and American Guinea Hogs are raised on pasture. These are a smaller breed of pigs (300 lbs max) which are docile and easy to handle. Their meat is delicious and both breeds are very popular with small homesteaders.
Emancipation Acres also raises Delaware chickens for meat and eggs and Saxony and Silver Appleyard duck. These breeds are known as dual-purpose breeds, prized for their good laying ability and good meat.
Rabbits ( French Angoras, Silver Fox and American Chinchillas) are colony raised, which means that the does are housed together. Meat and fiber is available for sale year round.