Established in 2010, Windy Meadow Farms is located in the small Southwest Indiana town of Lynnville. Our farm sits on approximately 100 acres, much of which was once bustling coal mine property. Our pastures are primarily reclaimed ground, which we had a desire to see once again thriving and producing. We also recognized a need in our community for a place to purchase premium red meat that was both robust in flavor while still being exceptionally healthy. Goat meat and Belted Galloway beef fit that need perfectly! If you are on a diet that restricts your intake of red meats due to cholesterol or fat levels, but you are tired of eating chicken and fish, we would like to offer you an alternative. You can still have your steak and eat it too! Both are sources of protein that are incredibly low in calories, fat, and cholesterol, and Beltie beef is unlike any other conventionally raised beef breeds whether grain or grass finished. (See "Why Goat Meat" and "Why Beltie Beef" sections for complete nutritional info.)
We introduced our livestock in 2012, beginning with a small herd of 35 kiko meat goats. Over the past few years, we have added the influence of the savanna and for a well - muscled and field hardy meat goat. If you've never tried goat meat, you are in for a pleasant surprise. A red meat with a mild flavor that has fewer calories and saturated fats than even chicken, we are proud to offer this delicious alternative source of protein that is widely consumed throughout the rest of the world. It may surprise you to know, America still imports approximately 70% of its goat meat from Australia! Along with other meat goat producers, we hope to fulfill some of that demand here at home.
We introduced our small herd of registered Belted Galloway cattle in 2015 and immediately fell in love with this beautiful, docile breed that gave us the added benefit of multi-species grazing and a delicious source of premium "Beltie" beef. Why Belties you ask? Belted Galloways are a heritage breed of cattle originating in Scotland. They were developed to withstand the harsh weather conditions in the Scottish moorlands and have a unique double-layer coat that affords them extra warmth and protection during the winter months while having less back fat. They burn fewer calories trying to stay warm, giving them their own natural marbling without excessive grain inputs. Their meat is also lower in fat and calories when compared to the same beef cuts of traditionally raised beef breeds. We genuinely enjoy raising this amazing breed of heritage cattle that is thankfully now on the "recovering" list and increasing in numbers according to the Ameircan Livestock Breeds Conservancy.
Our goal is to be able to provide a source of healthy, superior tasting meat straight from our pastures to your table. We strive to create an alternative source to run-of-the-mill supermarket meats, as well as offer a product you can trust with no hormone or antibiotic feed additives, and the peace of mind of knowing each animal is humanely cared for throughout its life at our farm. We welcome farm visits and would be happy to answer any of your questions.
We practice multi-species, rotational grazing which has added benefits for both the health of the animals and for our land.