Where We Are
Located in the heart of "Pennsylvania Dutch country," Deitschland Farm is home to Mike and Sheila Miller and their registered Hereford cattle. Daughter Emilie Fink, now a resident of Kansas, keeps a few head from her former show string offspring on the farm. Grandsons Corbin and Canaan Fink also have Hereford cattle in the herd to carry on the legacy -- gifts from their proud grandparents.
At Deitschland Farm, we concentrate on producing breeding cattle that meet industry standards for growth, production and efficiency.
What We Do
We enjoy raising cattle, something we have done for more than 35 years on the rolling hills of Berks County. We incorporate rotational grazing with other conservation practices on our preserved farms. We apply the same care to our rented farms in order to raise quality forages for our herd's winter feed.
We are happy to support the Farmland Raptor project to encourage Mother Nature's mouse traps to control rodent populations. Read more about the program under our Home tab.
What We Can Do For You
Contact us for seedstock, feeder cattle, or if your freezer needs great- tasting, naturally-produced beef. We sell freezer beef only to local customers in the area.
We are proud to have earned the honor of Dams of Distinction on two cows in 2018. See more information under our Cattle tab.
2015 - 2019 Buyers
Cattle Creek Farms LLC;
Crown Tree Ranch;
Fehnel Farms Inc.;
Frolic Meadow Farm;
Larry & Charlotte Gerhard;
Frank & Ginny Graybill;
Gale & Linda Hirneisen;
Stone Ridge Manor;
Sugar Creek Farms, Inc.;
Dennis Trexler Farms;
West Elk Creek Farm;
Windy Flats Dairy;
Kyle & Lisa Zerbe.
Enjoy scrolling through some of our family photos above, and get some important facts below to help you sort through the fiction you hear about beef.
The beef industry is producing the same amount of beef today (2018) with one-third fewer cattle as compared to 1977. Sara Place, senior director of sustainable beef production research for the National Cattlemen's Beef Association.
Energy use related to cattle production in the U.S. is 0.7% of the total and is about 1.9% of that used in all transportation in the U.S. Cattle production accounts for just 3.3% of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions, far lower than previous claims made by anti meat advocates. Allan Rotz, USDA-ARS Pasture Systems and Watershed Management Research Unit, University Park, PA. (Drovers November/December 2018)
The current U.S. beef herd is 15 million head smaller than it was in the 1970s, and produces 3 billion more pounds of beef than it did at its peak in the 1970s. Nutrition, animal health, technology --- that's how we do that. We run more efficient operations, we wean more live calves, we take more pounds. It's a great, great story of how much more sustainable our industry has become over time. Randy Blach, Cattle-Fax CEO (Drovers January 2019)
Approximately 44 percent of the live weight of cattle is edible (e.g. variety meats) and inedible byproducts or offal. The colloquial saying that 'everything but the moo is used' is quite close to the truth. Cattle byproducts can be found in lubricants, cosmetics, glues, candles, pet foods, medicines, insulation, upholstery, and ceramics. ... Cattle production is valuable to American society from economic impact to nutritional value to cultural contributions. Cattle and other ruminant livestock fill a unique niche by upgrading plants and expanding the land base we have available for food production. (National Cattlemen Spring Directions 2019)
According to the Environmental Protection Agency, beef cattle in the U.S. contribute a mere 2% to total U.S. emission levels -- which equates to less than 0.5% of all global greenhouse emissions.,,,When fed high-concentrate diets like corn, cattle release less methane. With declining cattle numbers and the majority of beef cattle being grain-finished in the U.S., the claim that cattle are driving higher methane levels does not add up. (Sara Place, Ph.D., National Cattlemen's Association, comments at 2019 Educational Forum during the American Hereford Association's Annual Membership Meeting and Conference. Hereford World, December 2019) A