Natural Beef

CowsPasture raised and pasture fed:   Our cows are on pasture their entire lives - never confined to a barn or feedlot and never restricted in their access to forage. About 80% of their diet is forage - grass, hay and, since highland cattle like a variety,  leaves, apples, vines and the occasional twig. We supplement with grain, up to about 20% of their nutrients.  Grain is supplied throughout their lives once they are weaned at about 6-8 months.  This is a consistent diet - we don't stuff them with a big "finishing" push.  This small amount of grain combined with the highland breed's slow growth produces a very tender, flavorful beef, and we believe it also promotes a healthy herd.

No added hormones and no unnecessary antibiotics:  We never give added hormones and never feed antibiotics.  We did give one calf a course of antibiotics when she had an ear infection, and would do the same again if another animal became ill.  We practice good herd management techniques to reduce the incidence of disease, thus reducing our reliance on medical treatment.  

Humanely raised:  The animals roam a large area; the farm is about 80 acres and each spacious pasture area contains plenty to eat, easy access to water, and a combination of open land and trees that provide shelter from the cold wind and the hot sun.  The calves remain with their mothers until weaned at around 6-8 months, at which point they join the herd in the adjacent pasture.  Put simply, the cattle are allowed to live as cattle like.

Roaming Farm Beef 

Hours:
Thursday 11-7
Saturday 9-noon
And any time by appointment (call or email)

To order:
413-665-6634
413-268-4317 (c)
RoamingFarm@gmail.com

80 S. Mill River Rd.
South Deerfield, MA

Our beef:
  • Highland Cattle
  • Pasture Raised
  • Pasture Fed
  • No Added Hormones
  • No Unnecessary Antibiotics*
  • Humanely Treated
  • on a Family Farm
*No antibiotics are used to promote growth. We would use antibiotics if a cow were ill.