Andre and Magda Heydenrych raise Animal Welfare Approved beef cattle on Heydenrych Farms in Canajoharie, NY. Both Andre and Magda come from farming families in their native South Africa. They moved to Heydenrych’s Farm in 2004 with the intent of establishing a successful, pasture-based operation where animals are treated ethically and humanely. Their cows are born and raised on 125 acres of pasture and are never given grain feed, growth hormones, or unnecessary antibiotics. The philosophy at Heydenrych’s is that if you provide for your animals and allow them to express their instinctual behaviors in their natural environment, then the animals will provide for you and the earth in return.
Andre and Magda try to make their Animal Welfare Approved beef available to as wide a consumer base as possible. If you live in NY, NJ, CT, RI, NH, ME, VT, MA or PA, you can order Heydenrych’s beef online and it will be delivered directly to your home. Magda and Andre have also established a central pick-up location in Albany, NY, which is a popular destination among more local residents.
For more information about their Animal Welfare Approved beef, and to keep up to date with all that’s going on at the farm, visit the Heydenrych’s facebook page and website at: www.facebook.com/pages/Heydenrych-Farms/230435367011827 and www.grassfedbeefny.com.