Galloways are an ancient, heritage beef breed of cattle originating from Galloway in South West Scotland. They adapted to living on the mountain pastures and windswept, rugged terrain. Since the weather and topography in our part of Appalachia is similar to those in Scotland, these rugged cattle are a well suited to our farm. Galloways are known to produce high-quality meat on a diet of free-range pasture alone. We chose Galloways not only because we want to help preserve this amazing breed, but because we wanted animals that would thrive in our environment.
Our Galloways are raised in a natural, humane, low-stress environment. In keeping with our desire to farm as naturally as possible, they are completely hormone, antibiotic and grain- free.
Their coat is thick, double-layered, and is typically wavy or curly. Their shaggy coat has both a thick, woolly undercoat for warmth and stiffer guard hairs that help shed water, making them well adapted to harsher climates. This thick coat of hair insulates their bodies so well that they have a minimal outer layer of fat on their bodies, which would otherwise create waste at slaughter. This coat sheds out in the summer months and in warmer climates.
Grass fed beef is exceptionally tender, healthy and full of flavor. Numerous unbiased studies have demonstrated that Galloways are at the top of the chart for flavor, juiciness and tenderness when compared to other breeds.