This year we hope to establish an on-farm store!
For now we have cattle and pigs available tor sale, whole, half or quarter to
be processed in the cuts you desire. We have a tentative booking at the meat
processor for beef in April, so call 507-313-9213 or
if you want to order some meat for April or a later date.
Our Belted Galloway cattle and Yak are grass fed, and given no medication or
hormones. Through the winter, they are fed hay grown right here, on fields
that have had no chemical fertilizers or herbicide for over thirty years. In
summer they are out on pasture, and in all seasons they have free access to
When ordering your meat we require a deposit*, before booking processing. It
will be up to you to call the processor to inform them on the cuts you want.
Your meat will be
packaged and frozen ready for you to to pick up. For an extra charge we can
deliver the meat to you.
Belted Galloways have an extra thick coat in winter so they don't have as much
fat as other breeds, this is a great advantage as the meat is extremely lean.
Due to that fact it is a good idea to add a small amount of olive oil to the
pan when you are cooking Beltie hamburger. Roasts and steaks need to be
cooked slowly on a lower heat than most beef, this helps retain moisture.
Even grain fed Belted Galloway beef is higher in protein, calcium and CLA, but
lower in cholesterol, saturated fats and calories than regular beef, with
Grass-fed Belted Galloway meat being even healthier.
As well as the health benefits of the meat, Belties are also good for our local
environment. They are like the goats of the cattle world and often browse on
such undesirable plants as buckthorn, honeysuckle and blackberry stands. Many
overgrown areas on the farm have been reclaimed by the Belties opening up the
canopy enabling grass to cover the once bare soil and for the last two summers
Sandhill Cranes have nested in the grassland created by the cattle.
More on the health benefits of Belted Galloway beef:
Statistics on Beltie Beef
Like Belties, Yaks survival in severe winters depend upon a thick coat, like
Belties they also have lean meat that is much healthier to consume than regular
Yak meat is healthier to eat than most fish or skinless chicken while being
higher in protein, minerals and vitamins than beef. It has between 3 to 5%
fat, but is still moist due to the high concentration of Omega 3 oils, CLA's
[Conjugated Linoleic Acids], Oleic Acids,and Stearic Acids. It has 35% more of
these healthy fats than regular beef. As an added health bonus the fat in Yak
meat has 30% less Palmitic Acid [which is bad for us].
Yaks are well adapted to survive on poor forage, requiring about 1/3 the amount
of food as comparative sized cattle. In their native land they are used for
meat, milk, fiber, hides and as pack animals. A fascinating creature, they
are curious but can be wary of strangers, while being at ease with familiar
More on the health benefits of Yak meat:
Statistics on Yak meat
Wikipedia article on Yaks
When we purchase a new commercial grade freezer we will be selling individual
cuts of pork and grass fed beef. It will be processed in a USDA inspected
facility, snap frozen and labelled for retail sale.
Stay tuned for updates on our progress!
* Deposit required:
$100 for quarter Beef
$200 for half Beef
$400 for whole Beef
$50 for quarter Pig
$100 for half Pig
$200 for whole Pig