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BRAMLEY MOUNTAIN FARM THE BURNS FAMILY

has been farming in Bovina since 1802. For six generations, dairy farming was our way of life. Upon retiring from dairying in 2000, Jack Burns (sixth generation), began to raise Belted Galloway beef cattle. Jack selected Belties because they are naturally polled, small and docile, and can brave the harsh Delaware County winters. But most importantly, Belted Galloways produce exceptionally lean, flavorful and high-quality meat. Today, three generations help to run the farm. Ken and Colleen Heavey (seventh generation), who became involved with the farm in 2005, operate Bramley Mountain Farm with Jack. The eighth generation, Jack Stanton, developed an interest in farming and now assists with the daily operation of the farm. Working together, we keep two Bovina farms active in agriculture. Our Belties eat grass during the pasture season and are fed home-grown dry or fermented hay during the winter months. Steers scheduled for harvest are finished with whole corn or upon request finished with only grass. Our Beltie herd consists of 50 brood cows, 3 bulls and 70 young stock. We also sell breeding stock and have selected our herd sires for superior genetics.

We harvest approximately 22 steers yearly, which we sell by the side or individual cuts from our farm stores, located at 257 E. Bramley Mountain Road and 88 Maple Avenue, Bovina Center. Our Bramley Mountain store is open Saturday mornings, May through October, but customers can call or stop at either location at any time. Additionally, we are always happy to give farm tours, giving customers an inside look at how we raise our beloved Belties. We also provide beef to local stores and restaurants. We are pleased to offer our customers flavorful, tender beef at an affordable price. The success of our farm is owed, in part, to Pure Catskills, who has been a valuable resource. By connecting customers to our farm and improving the economic viability of the area, Pure Catskills continues to advocate for local agricultural products and farming families. We are inspired by the generations of our family that worked so hard to make a living from the land. We are proud to continue farming, to be stewards of the land, and to preserve the pristine landscape of our hometown of Bovina. —Jack Burns, Ken and Colleen Heavey

257 E. Bramley Mountain Road, Bovina Center, NY • (607) 832-4247 • see listing on page 9

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