WHITE BARN RANCH
livestock and grass- fed meat
Scottish highland cattle: Our Highland cattle descend from the native cattle of Scotland and are named after the Highland region where they originated. The breed was shaped primarily by natural selection and as a result it’s best known for its survival qualities, hardiness, reproductive efficiency, and longevity. Highland cattle thrive on rough forage and in cold, wet climates. Their skill in foraging for food allows them to survive in steep mountain areas where they both graze and eat plants that many other cattle avoid. They can dig through the snow with their horns to find buried plants. They have a docile temperament, their milk has a high butterfat content, and their meat quality is lean and well marbled with lower levels of cholesterol and higher levels of iron than other beef breeds. With a long lifespan, Highland cattle live into their 20's. The gestation period of our mama Highland cows is about 9 months and we sell the calves after they are fully weaned. Message us for information about available calves.
beef: We raise happy cows here that enjoy open grass pastures during the summer, and a diet of grass and alfalfa hay during the winter. Unlike commercially raised cows in cramped overstocked quarters on a feedlot, our herd of Scottish Highlanders and Wagyu eat lush grass and range as they see fit between the woods, wetlands and open pasture. We follow the Joel Salatin model here and do intensive rotational grazing to constantly improve the health of the pasture grasses and the woods that our cows frequent. The cows are spoiled, receiving the best inputs from balanced minerals, fresh spring water, orchard fruit treats, and high quality forage. They are a food source for our family and others who buy our meat, but it is important to us that they live the ultimate 'cow life' until the very end. Message us for information about Half and Whole cows for sale as well as retail cuts.