Locustbrae is a family owned and operated grass farm selling, since 1978, the highest quality pasture-raised beef. Our goal is to bring healthy, flavorful beef to our customers in the Northeast while maintaining a self-sufficient, ecologically sensible operation committed to perfection.
The Scottish Highland breed has proven to be exceptionally well suited to transform our lush Western New York grasses into beef the way nature intended. We feel that by being stewards of these cattle while allowing them to be the natural stewards of their grassland has made Locustbrae an efficient, sustainable provider of high quality beef and breeding stock.
Highlands are smaller, slower-developing cattle than most commercial breeds and are listed as Recovering by the American Livestock Breeds Conservancy. Long, heavy hair and a thick skin give them the ability to weather harsh winters without developing excess body fat. The result is a lightly marbled, low fat, low cholesterol beef. Locustbrae Highlands spend their lives on lush pasture foraging on clover, orchard grass, trefoil and other native grasses. They also prefer a higher portion of browse (brush and weeds) than most breeds, minimizing the need for pasture mowing.
Healthy food is good for the body and good for the land. Grass fed cattle effectively transfer natural forages into nutritious beef without the need for environmentally costly antibiotics, pesticides, or chemically grown feeds. Cattle are finished on pasture grasses and harvested seasonally, in harmony with the nutrition that Mother Nature provides.
All Locustbrae beef is cut and packed at a locally owned and operated, USDA certified facility providing custom dry-aging, and vacuum packaging.
Locustbrae Farm Scottish Highland beef can be purchased in quantities large or small and shipping can be arranged within a 100 mile radius of Alfred, NY. Visitors are always welcome!
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