Established in 2010, Windy Meadow Farms is located in the small Southwest Indiana town of Lynnville. Our farm sits on approximately 100 acres, most of which was once active coal mining property. Our pastures are primarily reclaimed ground, which we had a desire to see once again thriving and producing. We also recognized a need for busy, energetic families to have a source of nutritious meat they could feel confident in serving at their dinner table. Here at Windy Meadow Farms, you will find premium meats that are both robust in flavor and exceptionally healthy. If you are concerned about eating red meat due to cholesterol or fat, we want you to know you can still have your steak and eat it too! (See "Why Beltie Beef" and "Why Goat Meat" sections for complete nutritional info) Besides the health benefits of Belted Galloway beef and goat meat, they both have unparalleled flavor and are great for offering versatility in the kitchen! Fry it up for a quick burger or family taco night, fix a tender crock pot salisbury steak on a busy day, or for a more gourmet approach, enjoy tender filets on the grill!
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 with our meat goats, and a source of premium "Beltie" beef. Why Belties you ask? Belted Galloway cattle 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 afford 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 cuts of traditionally raised beef breeds, whether grass fed or grain finished! 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 American 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 hormones, no steroids, and the peace of mind of knowing each animal is humanely cared for during 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.