“We try to focus on a breeding program that results in top quality cattle.”
Richard Armstrong and his father William have been raising cattle on the family farm in Melvern Square, NS for a good number of years. They are carrying on a long tradition of farming here, Richard’s grandfather George bought the farm in 1950.
Their farm, Melvern Simmentals, has over 200 cattle, predominantly Simmental.
Richard and William’s farm has a nutrient management plan and a environmental farm plan to provide a sustainable operation. They also grow some oats and corn for their own feed use.
“We spend time choosing sires to result in a herd that has good growth and profitability. We have recently introduced Angus into the herd due to the fact they cross well with the Simmental and finish sooner.”
“ We have tried to create a system where the cattle can be handled in an environment that is safe for both the operator and the cattle.” “As full time beef farmers we strive to focus on a breeding program that results in top quality cattle.”
The dedication of farmers like Richard and William Armstrong and the tradition of knowledge and care they exhibit results in great tasting beef.
Melvern Square, Nova Scotia