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 email 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 minerals.
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 beef.

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 people.

More on the health benefits of Yak meat:
Statistics on Yak meat

Wikipedia article on Yaks
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.

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

The following table will help you estimate the amount of meat you will receive. Keep in mind that approximately 3 cubic feet of freezer space is needed for 100 pounds of meat.

1200 pound beef steer = about 490 pounds of meat.
1200 pound Yak = about 470 pounds of meat.
300 pound pig = about 160 pounds of meat.
80 pound lamb = about 30 pounds of meat

Type of Animal Average % yield, live weight to dressed weight. Average % yeild, dressed weight to packaged weight.
Beef 61% 67%
Yak 58% 67%
Pork 72% 74%
Lamb 54% 65%

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