Top O' the Hill Farm maintains a small herd of Belted Galloway - a heritage cattle breed that excels on native pasture. The cattle live and graze in family groups, migrating around our farm throughout the growing season. During the winter they are fed native hay free choice. Bred for hardiness and disposition -- ease of calving and vigor at birth. I occasionally offer breeding stock for sale. Not all the herd is registered - but all come from well known proven lines. The Belts graze efficiently in rough fields and woods - the calves are hardy and vigorous at birth. The perfect farmstead herd of cattle to provide the perfect beef !
Galloways and their crosses dress out at 60 to 62 percent of their live weight—and a meat product low in total fat as well as saturated fat, yet still juicy and packed with flavor.
Because these cattle are so distinctive and the quality of their meat is so consistently high, they’re perfect for the hobby farmer who wants beautiful, self-sufficient animals that can be easily marketed for their beef on a local scale.
Belties have a dense, double coat—both beautiful and functional—consisting of a shaggy, weather-resistant outer layer and soft, insulating undercoat. They are efficient grazers and feed converters (they’ll eat plants other cattle spurn), a trait that makes them an excellent choice for grass-based operations
Top O' The Hill Farm also breeds quality American Curly horses, Katahdin sheep and Mangalitsa hogs