6511 Hillside School Rd, Spring Green, WI 53588 Google Map 608-588-5854

Soil and Forage

Soil, Forage, and Grass Grazing

If the axiom “you are what you eat” is true for humans, it stands to reason that it is true for our livestock. We conscientiously and consistently improve the quality of the soil on the farm and the forages consumed by our cattle. The goal is to develop soil that is minerally balanced and highly fertile, rich in organic matter, and biologically active – without pesticides and chemical or petroleum-based fertilizers.

Forages are complex mixes of grasses (orchardgrass, tall fescue, perennial ryegrass, timothy, etc.) and legumes such as alfalfa and several clovers.

New Slideshow: Midwest Devon SaleJune 10th, 2015

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Upper Midwest Devon Cattle Workshop and Select SaleJanuary 12th, 2015


LinksJanuary 10th, 2015

Red Devon Links Red Devon USA  Devon History (Oaklahoma State Univ) Red Devon History (Wikipedia) Ruby Red Devon Cattle (Devon Cattle Breeders' Society, Devon, England) Devon Cattle Aus

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Welcome to Hillside Pastures

Hillside Pastures is a family-owned farm in the Driftless area of SW Wisconsin. Our Red Devon cattle graze hillsides in the Lowery Creek watershed, just south Spring Green, the Wisconsin River, and Taliesin.


Our goal is to continue to build a sustainable and diverse grass farm capable of producing high quality Red Devon cattle and grass-fed beef.


Our mission is to bring alive and encourage a meaningful farm experience that includes our family and grandchildren, that we can share with friends and neighbors, and that contributes to the greater community.