Thursday, March 26, 2009

The Galloway Breed

The beef program at Wolverine Farm began in 1985, a couple of years after the dairy was shut down.  The backbone of the breeding program has been the black and white Galloway.  These animals were chosen and have proven themselves because of their hardy constitution, even temperament, and tender meat.  They range outside year round, produce relatively small (70 lb) offspring, and demand minimal feed even in cold weather and wind because of their long hair.  Their feed needs are met entirely by forage and vegetables grown right here in Alaska.