“We pay attention to every detail
from transportation to how fences are constructed
to assure a low stress environment for the cattle.”
— Lyle Schmidt
Belhaven Highland Cattle Farmer
The Belhaven Difference
The unique highland breed, grass fed diet and sustainable farming practices deliver the superior quality in tenderness and taste of the Belhaven beef.
We are committed to the health of the animals and stewardship of the land.
The healthy and tasty beef produced is a result of prioritizing the health of the animals and soil that grow the food the cows eat.
The cattle benefit from and play a key role in achieving sustainable farming practices. While consuming organic feed they fertilize the land as they rotate pastures.
The sun provides solar electricity and energy to our plants. We use the sun to dry our crops and heat in the winter.
Grass fed with organically grown, non-GMO hay and silage all grown on the family farm. Our cattle are raised on managed rotational grazing pastures.
Our cattle have access to fresh spring water through the use of installed water pumps accessing underground wells.
Rotational grazing and organic farming practices maintain healthy soil.
This ancient breed of heritage cattle are raised as nature intended.
Our contented Scottish Highland cattle are lovingly raised on managed rotational grazing pastures. Grass fed with organically grown, non-GMO hay and silage all grown on the family farm. Sustainable farming methods are used through out our Highland cattle operation. In addition to access to abundant feed, our cattle have access to fresh spring water and to woodlands where the trees provide much sought after scratching posts as well as protection from the hot summer sun and winter's cold winds.
We are located in beautiful St. Joseph County (River Country) Michigan with fertile soil and abundant water. We encourage visitors to tour our farm and to the discuss this fantastic breed of majestic cattle.
“Our farm principles include: sustainability, stewardship of the land and growing organic feed for the cattle.”
Lyle is a third generation certified organic farmer who has carried on a tradition of farming in his family for over 100 years.
Lyle manages over 300 head of cattle at his farm in Mendon, Michigan. He grows and produces organic silage to last through the winter and utilizes rotational grazing to feed his cattle on over 500 acres. He is looking to sell to individuals looking for heathy local farmed beef and farmers looking to purchase cattle to grow their herd.