Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Montgomery County Sundae on the Farm



Who’s up for a day in the country? Anybody ready to revel in the sweetness of the season, meet friends and neighbors, and learn a bit about the industry that is the backbone of the state’s economy?

Ready to pet baby animals? Discover the taste of locally grown fruits and vegetables?

Mark your calendar.

Montgomery County Farm Bureau’s annual Sundae on the Farm will take place this Sunday, September 15th, at MMT Cattle Farm, 1942 Hickory Hill Rd, Fonda. It is going to be a great event.

“MMT Cattle Incorporated is a diversified beef cattle operation.  Founded in 2003, the 250 acre farm is owned and operated by Marc and Nicole Tommell.  Along with the Tommell’s, 4 full time and 2 part time employees help operate the day to day activities.
MMT Cattle purchases all types of cattle throughout New York, Pennsylvania and New England.  Typically, there are 800-900 head at the farm at one time.  The cattle are grown and organized for future resale.  Many of the cattle are resold around 500 lbs or 6 months of age.  Typically, these cattle are shipped to Midwestern states with regular customers in Michigan, Iowa and South Dakota.  Cattle that MMT retains are grown and finished at other “feedlots” in New York State.
Along with the commercial cattle business, MMT is home to a registered Angus herd.   Forty purebred cows roam the pastures and calve either spring or fall.  A passion, for the Tommells, they careful select genetics and use artificial insemination to continually improve the overall quality of the cow herd.  In addition, cattle are shown at various local and state levels, with hopes of larger shows in the future."  

2 comments:

Rev. Paul said...

Kinda sounds like fun. :)

threecollie said...

Rev. Paul, it always is a great time for almost anyone who visits. the farms where it is held are always lovely, there are many things to do and see, and fall is such a beautiful season here in NY