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Glenn grew up on a dairy farm, so it came as no surprise when he decided to start raising cows again. Belted Galloways were a perfect fit for the farm for many reasons: first, they look really wonderful grazing in the pasture; second, they are very hardy, requiring no shelter, adapting well to the weather, and capable of producing good beef on grass alone. It is a wonderful bonus that the development of the herd is helping to sustain a threatened breed, now on the American Livestock Breeds Conservancy watch list. It is thought they are most likely a cross between the Dutch Belted and Black Galloway cattle of Scotland. Beltie pictures
Big Jake the bull.
The animals add an extra layer of hair for winter protection, where many other breeds add fat. On our farm, the animals mature slowly and naturally under their normal grass diets. It takes longer to raise an animal strictly on grass (that's why most cattle are fed corn), but the end result is very lean and flavorful. We often muse about the ground beef being so low in fat that we have to fry the hamburgers in butter.
"Belted Galloway meat is low in total fat and saturated fat, Belted Galloway meat is high in the beneficial omega-3 fatty acid and lower in omega six. It has an excellent a mega 6/omega-3 ratio, it contains good high levels of the EPA and DHA, it is more beneficial than pork loin, and about as good as roasting chicken and salmon fillet." Excerpt from 1995 paper by A.R.C.Butson, M.D.
Our herd has grown ~ Buy grass fed Beltie meat or the whole animal!
We now offer our beef at some of our markets in the summer... not to be confused with all the markets Kate (Stillman's at the Turkey Farm) sells meat at. The meat is remarkably lean, hormone free, no antibiotics, and, of course, conscientiously grown. At times, we have half and whole animals for sale.
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We gladly accept bulk orders for pickup at the New Braintree farm or will try to arrange delivery to a market near you.
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