Farm is a family owned farm located in East-Central Missouri.
Our herd of Belted Galloway cattle that are pasture raised
on an all-natural grass fed diet in a peaceful environment. We
believe that the combination of the Belted Galloway breed and grass
feeding produces beef with superior taste and nutritional qualities.
Belted Galloway cattle have a long heritage reaching back to the
Scottish Highlands in the 16th century. The breed is hardy and
adaptable to many environments. They are able to fatten naturally
on a pure grass diet. The result is a beef that is tender and flavorful,
yet very lean. When you try some, you will see what beef is
supposed to taste like. At Angel Acres Farm, it is said that
when there is a question of beef, the answer is black and white! Learn more about the
Belted Galloway breed here.
Grass fed beef is growing in popularity throughout the world.
True grass fed cattle are raised in a natural environment with no
growth hormones or feed laced with antibiotic. Crowding
cattle into feedlots is a sure way to get them sick, requiring
veterinarian treatments. Stuffing them with feed that is not
natural to their digestive system leads to a fatter meat in the end.
Feed lot fattened beef is lower in Omega 3 than grass fed, making it
less desirable for a population concerned about heart attacks and
stroke. The grass fed, free range cow only eats grass and are able to
in an open pasture. The grass fed Belted Galloway takes more
time to develop the wonderful product (truly slow-food) sought after
by health-conscious consumers. Grass fed beef yields a healthy, flavorful
and environmentally sustainable product. In being considerate of the environmental
gifts we have been given, Angel Acres has diversified using sheep, goats,
poultry and bees. The pastures are grazed moderately using methods which
replenish the soil with nutrients without chemical fertilizers and no need for
herbicides or insecticides. Each species takes what it needs and leaves the
rest. Our animals are happy to move from grassy paddock to grassy paddock with
fresh water, shade and shelter daily. It is important to
stewards of the land that the soil is protected while using it to
provide the nutrition necessary for the the cattle. The
intensive grazing plan used at Angel Acres Farm lends itself to the
sustainable method of raising cattle. Taste some today to see
what beef is supposed to taste like.