Proudly carrying on a tradition....
We are a small family farm continuing a tradition of agriculture....
Mitchell Cat Creek Farms raises and finishes grass fed beef, sustained on plentiful pastures in the summer, and fed high quality hay forage produced on our farm throughout the winter. We are located in gorgeous Hersey, Michigan.
We raise a variety of cattle including: registered Angus, and registered Belted Galloway. We proudly have all three colors of Registered Belted Galloway, and work to carry on a great heritage breed. We offer small amounts of cattle for sale a year, that are raised following our system of grazing with low inputs.
We practice adaptive rotational grazing for our herd, and feel that by managing how the cattle graze we can help heal and regenerate the land.
We handle cattle with low stress methods and work to ensure our cattle have comfortable lives, while focusing on environmental sustainability. Cattle health, stress, and quality of life are the pinnacle beliefs that drive our farm, along with efforts to farm as environmentally friendly as we can, so that our farm and land may continue healthy and beautiful well past our years.
Leading from the front
If you remember last year our grazing manager Brandi won the Michigan Forage Council’s Forage Spokeperson Contest.
We are BQA Certified in: Cow/Calf, Stocker/Backgrounder, and Feedyard
We are proudly members of the following cattle groups: Michigan Cattlemen's Association (MCA), National Cattlemen's Beef Association (NCBA), The Livestock Conservancy, Michigan Forage Council (MFC), Belted Galloway Society, Great Lakes Belted Galloway Association (GLBGA), Michigan Angus Association and The American Angus Association (AAA).
We have proudly completed the Master of Beef Advocacy Beef Checkoff Program, and attended MSU's beginner & advanced Grazing Schools.
We are also in a study with the Savory Institute and continue to advance our knowledge of holistic grazing management.
Brandi our grazing manager, was also able to attend a Soil Health Academy School in 2023 to further her skills as an advanced grazier.
We are a MAEAP verified farm - in 3 systems: Livestock, Farmstead & Cropping. We are proud to have received recognition for farming with environmental stewardship as one of our top standards.