Eddie Moore and his brother, Luther, farm together full-time in Robeson County. While tobacco used to be a mainstay of their operation, they now focus on row crop and beef cattle production. Eddie has developed his own markets for beef in recent years under the brand “Moore Brothers All Natural Beef.” He sells to several restaurants in Raleigh and Wilmington and through his own retail store in the nearby town of Prospect. Says Eddie, “Marketing is hard work and takes a lot more time than I expected. Truth be told, I’d rather be able to spend my time farming and working the land.”
Eddie lives on the farm with his wife and three children. Says Eddie, “I need wide open spaces. We used to live in town but when it got crowded enough for a traffic light, I knew it was time to move farther out.” Both Eddie and his wife are Lumbee Indian and have deep family roots in Robeson County. In the late 1800s, Eddie’s great- grandmother became the first head master of the Croatan Normal School, an American Indian school that eventually became UNC at Pembroke. Says Eddie, “My father was a sharecropper and had 11 siblings. As you can imagine, I am surrounded by multiple generations of family.“
Eddie manages 120 brood (or momma) cows on 220 acres. His Angus-based cattle
are raised on pastures planted to rye and millet; at certain times of year they receive supplemental hay and small grains. Eddie manages his beef herd without feeding antibiotics or using added hormones.
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