Tips for Cooking Grass Fed Beltie Beef
November 23, 2016


Greetings and Welcome!  We are so glad that you’ve taken the time to look around our website and learn more about SEBO Farms! This is our first blog post and it will be full of some factual information regarding our history and interest in farming as well as the Belted Galloway Cattle breed.

So, to start off, why SEBO Farms?  What does it stand for anyway?  “SEBO” is rooted back to “Sewell Brothers”, based out of Southside, Alabama, which represented the registered hereford cattle operation of Matt’s grandfather Milton Sewell and his brother George.  Matt has always wanted to carry on the family name and has used “SEBO” with his concrete business, so it seemed natural to also use “SEBO” when naming our family farm.

Why Belted Galloway Cattle?  The short answer, “they look cool” and are extremely healthy beef.  The longer answer can be found throughout our website when reading up the particulars of the breed.  And the advantages to the breed, especially being grass-fed.  (Fun Fact: all cows lactate and can be “milked”.) Belted Galloways can also be used as a dairy cow and are often recognized for their creamy milk used in artisan cheese.  Sorry to disappoint, we aren’t in the cheese making business, just beef!

Finally, Why a farm?  I often get asked if we hired someone to take care of our cows?  I politely explain that, “No, we do it ourselves”.  And typically get mixed responses.  So, know that behind our beef is our family working evenings, weekends and during blizzards.  Just last winter, Matt was making a 45 minute round trip, 2 times a day in freezing temperatures to break ice for the cows to have water.  And will continue that procedure this winter all well.  When a cow is sick or needs some extra care, we (err…really, it’s “Farmer Matt”) assess the situation to work the cow and call the Vet, if needed.

Also, in knowing both Matt and I, we have farming backgrounds.  I once joked we should figure out how many generations of farmers there are among us, but as I got started counting, I realized there wasn’t a generation on either side without at least one farmer.  Simply, it’s just in our blood.  So, when we talk about values we’d like to instill in our children, hard work, nature-lovers, animal-lovers (expect cats, I’m allergic!) and etc., farming just seemed to be a natural progression.  Like all hobbies and interests, this takes a special craft and one we are continuing to sharpen with each season of our trials, errors and experiences.

Thanks again for visiting and let us know if you have any questions!

Signed, The Farmer’s Wife (Emily)

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