The Brykill Farm Philosophy
Discover the Benefits of Grass-Fed Beef
Brykill Farm is a family-owned natural beef ranch where hormones or prophylactic antibiotics are never employed. Our animals graze on lush,organically maintained pastures and are range finished on USDA certified organic grain for that melt in your mouth true beef flavor. Our Charlois/Red Angus cross cattle happily roam over our 450 acres. At Brykill we maintain the highest humane treatment standards. Eating at the top of the food chain means we have a responsibility to provide a happy and comfortable life for our cows. It's comforting to know they have protection from winter winds and shade in summer heat. To keep our dollars working in New York State our USDA certified organic grain comes from Pen Yan and our slaughter house is in Pine Plains.
The Bonuses of Pastured Beef
Our beef is produced with absolutely zero hormone implants, animal by-products or antibiotics.
Sun-drenched, carefully rotated pastures contain an abundance of vitamin E, an antioxidant the University of Wisconsin has found to produce steaks that stay fresher and more flavourful for a longer time.
Eating a diet of grasses also makes our beef rich in Omega-3 fatty acids which have been proven to help reduce cholesterol and fight heart disease. The same phytonutrient rich diet means our beef is a good source of CLA, or conjugated linoleic acid, an important acid that, among other things, encourages "repartitioning," a process that directs calories toward muscles and away from fat.
Our animals experience herd life, as opposed to the stressful conditions found in feedlots. We let our cows nurture their calves instead of early weaning. In every way, we attempt to provide a natural, humane lifestyle for our animals. We think this care shows in the quality and taste of our product.
Pastured livestock completes the biological recycling of nutrients. This is a more environmentally sound practice than the feedlot operations which concentrate waste, depend on the use of fossil fuels, chemical derivatives, and subsidized grains for beef production.