South Farms approach and philosophy to producing the highest quality beef is similar to the wine industry – not all grapes produce the same wine, and not all cattle market the same quality of meat.
At South Farms we raise heritage breed grass-fed and finished Galloway cattle.
At the U.S. Meat Animal Research Center , the sensory evaluation panels ranked Galloway Beef head and shoulders above the 11 other breeds analyzed. In direct comparison, Galloway beef is ranked 1st for Flavor, 2nd in Tenderness, and 2nd Juiciness.
The Galloway is one of the world’s longest established breeds and are among only a handful of breeds developed specifically for beef production. This heritage breed originated in Scotland where the climate and terrain is similar to that in New England, making this breed well suited to farming in Connecticut. All Galloways have a thick double-layered coat that insulates their bodies so well that they have a very minimal outer layer of fat on their bodies. There area several varieties of Galloways, including Belted and White Galloways which comprise the majority of the herd at South Farms. South Farms cows eat South Farms grass and hay. In the summer, our cattle rotationally graze the pastures and in the winter consume quality hay produced from the homestead. South Farms beef is antibiotic-free and we treat our animals ethically and humanely.