All Natural

100% Grass-Fed Meats


Burns Angus Farm

We care about what our family eats. Now YOU can eat healthy grass-fed beef like a FARMER!

At Burns Sheep & Cattle Co, we raise 100% grass-fed Angus for a healthy choice of nutritious beef. Every generation is given the same high-quality standards of care from birth to market. We're dedicated to providing natural, high-quality, tender, flavorful beef for our family and neighbors. After numerous requests to purchase our beef, we decided to offer it to the public. Our livestock care starts with the best genetics and provide a stress-free natural environment, clean water, rotational grazing on lush grasses, clover and alfalfa, free-choice mineral licks, our own hay, and lots of fresh air; just the way God intended.

Grass-fed Angus Beef is a specialty at Burns Sheep & Cattle Co. for the ultimate in beef taste and tenderness. A healthy alternative to animals raised in a typical modern feedlot. We've taken the wisdom of the past and paired it with today's chemical-free practices to produce the old-style beef our customers are seeking.

Thank you for visiting. To place an order, click on the order form to begin planning a bulk order for your family with a side of beef or other size order.

Burns Angus Farm

All Natural 100%

Grass-Fed Beef

All Natural 100%

Grass-Fed Lamb

Burns Angus Farm
What it is
  • 100% Grass-Fed

  • Rich Meat Flavor

  • Tender & Lean

  • Healthy Cattle & Lambs

  • From Your Local Farmer

What it's not
  • Grain, By-Products

  • Hormones

  • Antibiotics/Steroids

  • Chemical/Colorants

  • Irradiation

About Us

Continuing the Grass-Fed Tradition

Burns Sheep & Cattle Co is second generation raising 100% grass-fed livestock in New Wilmington and Mercer, PA.  The original New Wilmington farm includes 150 acres of gently rolling pastures, slopes, creeks, and wooded areas for shade. Other locations are utilized for our rotational grazing, hay, and high-moisture baleage program.

Situated between Pittsburgh and Erie, you can easily find us off Rt. 80 and Rt. 79. Located in the beautiful Amish community of New Wilmington, PA.

In years past, Burns Angus Farm was the feature farm-to-table beef farm on the Mercer County Country Tour in September 2008. If you were one of our visitors, we're so glad you came! Everyone had a great weekend! Our farm was again selected to participate in PASA's Farm Tour in July 2010. Many things to see that day, even newly hatched chicks! God is so good!

With the right dedication and hard work, we can turn grass into steak!

Grass-Fed Angus

Burns Angus Farm

All Natural Grass Fed Beef

We know healthy cattle will provide superior meat. Proper nutrition is top priority at our farm. Absolutely NO by-products, NO grain, NO hormones, NO antibiotics, NO chemical additives, and NO steroids are used on our farm. NO chemicals, NO colorants, and NO irradiation is ever used by the butcher.

Cattle are ruminants with a multi-compartment stomach designed for digesting high-fiber diets. They stay healthy and thrive on a pasture diet.

Feeding high-starch grains to ruminant animals was virtually non-existent prior to World War II. Feedlots were the product of government policy to deal with surplus grain following the war. The need for antibiotics and growth hormones came from forcing the animals to eat an unnatural diet in a confined, unsanitary environment. By removing the excess starch from the diet and giving cattle some space, the need for these additives disappears.

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Why Grass-Fed Beef?

Our cattle can live their entire lives in their natural pasture setting, enjoying the feed they were meant to eat. The results are stress-free cows that stay healthy and perform very well on a grain-free diet of pasture grasses and winter haylage.

Besides being tender and tasty, 100% grass-fed beef is naturally much lower in fat and thereby lower in calories than grain-fed beef. While grass-fed beef is low in saturated fat, it actually contains two to six times more omega-3 essential fatty acids, which play a vital role in your overall health and well-being. Grass-fed beef is also higher in cancer-fighting CLA's, Vitamin E, and Beta Carotene. It's great for your health!

The fats our ancestors consumed were from the wild game, fats that are healthy and provide essential nutrients in our diet. Domestic livestock produced entirely on pasture contain those same healthy fats.

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The Rumen Turns Grass into Beef

Grass is tough and is not easy to digest. Ruminants (four stomach cud chewers) can make use of it. Micro-organisms live inside the rumen, the first stomach chamber, to break down the tough cellulose structures of grass so the calories and nutrients can be extracted in the next three stomach chambers.

These micro-organisms can only function with a slight acid pH of 6.4, the level found in a grass diet. Grain intake increases the stomach acidity rendering the cow’s grass intake useless for nutrition.

Cattle cannot cope with toxins and high acidity of a grain-rich diet. In feedlot animals on extremely high grain diets, the resulting stress over the long term is so high that their livers shut down, causing death sometime after 24 months. If we want our cattle to live naturally on grass, grain simply has no place in the equation.

Pasture fed beef is good for cattle, good for our environment, and good for the consumer.

source: Grass-Fed Cattle by Julius Ruechel Storey Publishing 2006

Grass-Fed Lamb

Burns Angus Farm

Natural Grass-Fed Lamb

We know healthy grass-fed lamb will provide superior meat. Proper nutrition is the top priority at our farm. Absolutely NO by-products, NO grain, NO hormones, NO antibiotics, NO chemical additives, and NO steroids are used on our farm. NO chemicals, NO colorants, and NO irradiation is ever used by the butcher.

This specialty meat can be purchased by the pound or as a custom-cut whole lamb when available. Most weights are 35-48 lb. hanging weight at 9-11 months of age.

  • Whole Grass-Fed Lamb $8.50/lb x hanging weight (avg. 35-45 lb.)
  • Lamb Custom Cut and Vacuum Seal Butcher Fee $125 flat rate

We are able to fill whole custom cut lamb orders seasonally. Please contact us for next availability.  Ordering process starts with the Lamb Order Form to select your desired cuts and your $100 deposit to secure your order. Both of these items need to be mailed to the farm. Please contact us with questions regarding availability or cut options. Chelsey Burns or Audrene Burns will help guide you through the selections if you are unfamiliar or want choices clarified.


Hair / Meat Sheep Facts

The White Dorper sheep raised on our farm are heavily muscled, hardy, with good mothering instincts, and can thrive under diverse environmental conditions. A White Dorper is a fast growing meat producing sheep. The White Dorper is an easy care animal that produces a short light coat of wool and hair that has a shedding quality in late spring and summer. It was developed in South Africa.

Hair sheep are ideal for small lifestyle farms and for individuals with no previous sheep or livestock experience. To control unwanted vegetation, hair sheep are also a good choice due to their parasite resistance and lack of shearing. In addition, they will browse more than wooled sheep and will graze when wooled sheep seek shelter due to the heat and humidity. The standard Dorper sheep have a black head. The name ‘Dorper’ is a coupling of the first syllables of the parent breeds Dorset and Persian.

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