Kilcoyne Farms is a family owned and operated business dedicated to pasture raised, grain finished, high quality, flavorful Angus beef. We believe pasture-raising is about more than how and what the animals are fed. To us, it’s raising them the way nature intended; through humane treatment in a healthy environment. Here at Kilcoyne Farms, animals graze freely on the sweet clover and natural grasses that grow in carefully managed fields and pastures. Our farm provides safe, locally grown beef with no antibiotics or synthetic hormones. We are committed to responsible stewardship of the land and bringing small−scale sustainable agriculture back to the region.
All Our Family is Involved
Not only are my wife Sheila and I actively involved in the day−to−day activities and chores on the farm, but so are our children Alicia, Jamie, and Cody. All three kids own and raise their own cattle. Our entourage of family pets includes our dogs Aslan and Philly, Coal the cat, horses Thunder and Ashanti, and Hope the goat. Free-range chickens round out the menagerie, and provide fresh eggs that are always in demand. Each person and animal has its own unique contribution to the energy of our farm. We work as a team to ensure customers reliable, personalized service.
Generations Dedicated to Agriculture
Our 200 acre farmstead and affiliated farms are located in the historic St. Lawrence Valley of northern New York State. We are from the Town of Lawrence, near the Village of Brasher Falls, a small agricultural community established in 1825 on the St. Regis River, about ten miles from the Adirondack Park and less than 20 miles from the Canadian border.
I am a third−generation farmer, and learned most of what I know about cattle from my Dad, who grew up on the family farm and went on to become an agriculture teacher. I started with one calf of my own at the age of nine. By college graduation, I successfully raised and sold enough cattle to pay for all the tuition and living expenses.
Kilcoyne Farms is a reflection of our personal values and principles. The family takes great pride in the foods grown and raised on our farm, and enjoys passing this comfort of knowing where the food came from to our customers. We believe in purchasing food produced and sold locally. Our family knows the food is safe because we know who grew it, who processed it, and who transported it. Buying local keeps farm families independent and able to continue the traditions of their heritage. It helps the economies of our communities and protects valuable open land from excessive development.