Catskill Cattle is a farm located on the West Branch of the Delaware River in Deposit, N.Y. Owned and operated by Lonny Schaefer, we are driven by a love for the land and a dedication to our community.
Lonny began his own beef herd at the age of 14, independently from his family’s dairy. He founded Catskill Cattle Company in 2006 when he moved his operation to its current location and began growing produce in addition to beef.
We are currently farming 300+ acres, raising our predominantly Simmental commercial beef herd, and growing produce for our roadside stand, markets, restaurants, and wholesale customers.
Some of our agriculture related achievements:
New York Beef Producers Association: Broome County Director (2010)
Delaware County Farm Bureau President (2016-2017)
Delaware County Farm Bureau Vice President (2013-2016)
New York Farm Bureau: Young Farmer and Rancher Chairs (2010), County Board Members (2011)
Young Farmer and Rancher Achievement Award Winners, New York State (2011)
AGR Brother, Cornell University (2004-2006,)
Delaware County Republican Committee, Committee Person (2006-present)