Birdseye & Tanner Brooks Farm produces grass-fed, grass-finished, USDA inspected pure bred Galloway beef and Icelandic lamb. The two breeds have a well-earned, long-standing, reputation as the very best you can buy for taste and flavor, for thriving on grass alone, and for yielding meat high in Omega-3s.
We also sell hides and fleeces, yarn, roving, and felt --- even, as available, real horn buttons. For yarn, etc., on your way to us, visit Black Sheep Yarns at 12 Old Barn Road in Kent, CT. We also sell wool products from the farm.
In raising our animals, no prophylactic antibiotics, no hormones, are ever used. Fed local hay and haylage in winter, our cattle and sheep are on pasture (all pasture fertilizers and inputs are organic) all year around, and slaughtered seasonally in the fall, when the grass season ends. Both our flock and herd are small. Our animals get careful attention. None of them have ever seen a feedlot. Grain (also organic) is used sparingly and only as a 'come-along', not for feed. This diet helps preserve the food value of the meat, and is natural to the animals.
All beef is dry aged up to 28 days. Sold by the whole, half, and quarter, it is butchered to your order, and wrapped, boxed and quick-frozen for you. We like to sell wholesale and retail from the barn, and locally, and our products can be found at the Cornwall Farmers Market. Nearby customers and those who enjoy a beautiful drive (see 'Contact Us') often pick up at the barn. We also ship outside of the Cornwall area.
Prices are based on hanging carcass weights (see 'Pricing').
Average beef hanging weight is 600 - 800 lbs. According to the USDA, with beef, 60% to 65% of that will be take home cuts. Of this, 40% is hamburger, 20% is steaks and 40% is roasts and miscellaneous. You will need a 16 cubic foot freezer to store a whole beef. Frozen grassfed beef easily keeps over a year.
For lamb, the yield is 55% to 65% of hanging weight. Pricing and packaging are similar to beef, but we don't sell quarters of lamb, or have package deals: Icelandics are medium-sized sheep, and delicious: a quarter wouldn't last a minute. But we do sell retail cuts straight from the barn freezer. Half a lamb will fit neatly into a refrigerator freezer.

Our Motto: "The Grass Does It!"