Thursday, March 17, 2011

British White Cattle for Sale - Fox Hill Farm - Ancramdale, New York

Update January 2013:   Fox Hill Farm has a starter herd of British White Cattle for sale in this upstate New York area.  For cattle available from J.West Cattle Company in Southeast Texas visit the links above.


Mary, British White 1/2 blood Cow
           Larry Lampman is a boutique beef producer in Ancramdale, New York where he primarily works with British White and Murray Grey cattle on his family farm - Fox Hill Farm.  His cattle are reared with loving care, free of any unnecessary antibiotics or medicines, and on natural forage that has long been free of pesticides and herbicides. 


Denise, American Fullblood BW Cow, Sire: POPEYE

Fox Hill Farm has a line of hot dogs, better known as PaPa Dogs! that are quite good -- I was fortunate to beg them to send me about a dozen packags all the way here to East Texas last year.  It was well worth the effort.  Visit FoxHillFarmGrassfedBeef.com for contact information on the Lampman's as well as information on their current available beef and PaPa Dogs -- and of course the British White (and Murray Grey) cattle they are offering for sale. 


All the photos in this blog are cattle that are available from Fox Hill Farm, and they have well over a hundred head of well bred beef cattle available in this herd liquidation for you to have a look at -  great British White starter herd opportunities!  


British White Heifer, Myrtle, Sire: Fred, Dam: Mindy


Cookie, Fullblood BW heifer

Roberta, American Fullblood Heifer, Sire: J.West's Tom Sawyer
Gypsy, Am. Fullblood BW Heifer, Sire: Elvis, Dam: Gigi














Larry uses lots of Artificial Insemination in his breeding program, and has selected well his British White AI sires judging from the outstanding females he is offering for sale.





Oftentimes, not the best of cattle are used in our BWCAA breed-up program to create purebreds and ultimately American Fullblood British White Cattle.  At Fox Hill Farm, every breeding decision was premised on simply outstanding beef animals, thus you will find 1/2 blood, 3/4, and up females that are truly fine looking girls that are particularly well suited for a combined breed-up program and boutique beef production -- whether grassfed or simply organic.


Fred, British White 1/2 Blood Bull
Murray Grey Cow
Besides the British White females offered for sale, Fox Hill Farms also has some really beautiful Murray Grey females among others, and one of them is pictured here.

There is an excellent article on CountryFolks.com, which well describes the history and farming practices of Fox Hill Farm.  Larry Lampman and Fox Hill Farm were as well featured in an issue of the Stockman Grassfarmer. Larry's approach to cattle production and marketing of his product is a lesson in perseverance and success.









The following are excerpts from this article, please follow this link for the complete article by Sally Colby:

Allie, BW Fullblood Heifer, Sire: Hobo
"Larry Lampman is the third generation farmer to live on a scenic Berkshire foothills property that was established as a farm in 1882. Larry’s grandfather raised driving horses and sheep, then Larry’s father and uncle established a dairy farm. When his father and uncle gave up farming, Larry

started a herd of beef cattle with a herd of what he refers to as ‘old-fashioned’ Angus and Herefords in 1999. Larry said the idea of a cow/calf operation appealed to him, and was aware that people are interested in beef raised on pasture.



........After a few years of raising traditional beef breeds, Larry started to add heritage breeds known for their ability to thrive on grass: Red Devon, British White and Murray Grey....... Right now, the herd totals 90 animals, 50 of which are brood cows. Larry uses British White and Murray Gray A.I. sires, respectively, on those breeds.

Sweet Pea, 7/8ths PB Heifer, Sire: J.West's Elvis
.............“I like to have calves born in May,” he said. “The only time I don’t calve is January through March. But since I feed baleage, I can finish steers at pretty much any time of the year.” When selecting sires, Larry is most concerned with temperament and breed type rather than EPDs. “I want the animal to be tame, and in the case of British White, properly marked,” he said. “Type is most important — the kind of offspring that results from a sire.” As he built his herd, Larry retained many heifers, but he’s now ready to market some registered adult British White females.



.........Larry notes that consumers have an interest in purchasing locally produced food, but with a lack of local, small-scale inspected slaughterhouses, it’s difficult for producers to serve this need. He envisions customers getting together, purchasing an animal, sending a check for their portion; then hiring the farm owner to take care of the on-farm slaughter. “To sell retail, you have to go through a USDA-inspected slaughterhouse,” said Larry, adding that the public actually finances inspected USDA slaughter facilities. “My goal is to be able to call the inspector and make an appointment for him to come to the farm; the farm would be an approved facility for slaughter. It’s the least-stress ending to the animal that’s had a good life on the farm.”  



Murray Grey Steer
..........Animals for retail sale are processed at a USDA facility in Litchfield, CT. In addition to an array of traditional cuts, an extremely popular offering is custom-recipe hot dogs. “They’re our best seller,” he said. “People love these hot dogs. Senator Gillibrand, a strong advocate for agriculture and on the Senate ag committee, uses these products.” The executive chef at the governor’s mansion purchases locally grown meat whenever possible, including that produced at Fox Hill Farm. 



........Larry spends time simply observing his animals, and finds that this, along with routine vaccinations, is the key to keeping the herd healthy. “What we’re trying to do is responsible, sustainable agriculture,” said Larry. “I’m interested in food security and growing more food close to people, and doing it sustainably without using a lot of fossil fuels. I have to run tractors, but I haven’t used any commercial fertilizers, herbicides or pesticides since I started.”


Butter Pat, British White AF Heifer, Sire: Kommander




Galaxy, BW Fullblood Heifer, Sire: Kommander















Visit Fox Hill Farm online at http://www.foxhillfarmgrassfedbeef.com/  for contact information for Larry Lampman.



Lena, British White 1/2 Blood









Iris, British White 1/2 Blood Cow, Sire: Powder Keg








Gigi, American Fullblood, Sire: Hobo
Babbs, Amer. Fullblood BW Cow, Sire: Hobo



This is Bob, American Fullbloood British White Bull Offered for Sale by Fox Hill Farm, Sire: Hobo

BW Steers Available from Various Sires


Demi, Fullblood BW Heifer, Sire:  Elvis, Dam: Denise

                                                                                                        


Spice, BW 3/4 Blood, Sire: Kommander

BW Steer, Sire: De Beauvoir's Huckleberry Finn


Salty, BW 1/2 Blood Cow, DOB 4/2/04

Saffron, 3/4 Blood, Sire: J.West's Elvis, DOB 9/24/08


Fox Hill Farm - Ancramdale, New York

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