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Todd Churchill explains how he plants and rotates his cattle to ensure his fields remain healthy and growing. (Republican Eagle photos by John Russett)

Cattle company gets back to basics

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It started with an article.

“Power Steer” by Michael Pollan chronicled the journey of a steer from birth until the steer arrived as a box of steaks at Pollan’s home.


That article inspired Todd Churchill to start Thousand Hills Cattle Co., a grass-fed beef ranch in Cannon Falls.

“We’re waking up to this idea that food matters,” he said.

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