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East End livestock farming

Russ McCall, owner of McCall Wines in Cutchogue,

Russ McCall, owner of McCall Wines in Cutchogue, decided to raise beef cattle to make use of extra space on the 100-acre farm. (Aug. 1, 2012) Photo Credit: Newsday / Alejandra Villa

More farms are focusing on livestock on the East End.

Diversified farmer Tom Hart feeds his chickens at
Photo Credit: Newsday / Alejandra Villa

Diversified farmer Tom Hart feeds his chickens at his farm in Orient. Hart, 27, is part of a surprising revival of livestock farming on Long Island’s East End. (July 2, 2012)

Tom Hart, shown here feeding his chickens, was
Photo Credit: Newsday / Alejandra Villa

Tom Hart, shown here feeding his chickens, was able to launch his farm in Orient without purchasing land. He leases his 10 acres from the Peconic Land Trust. (July 2, 2012)

Tom Hart feeds some of his pigs at
Photo Credit: Newsday / Alejandra Villa

Tom Hart feeds some of his pigs at his Orient farm. Hart is part of a resurgence of livestock farming on Long Island's East End. (July 2, 2012)

Tom Hart at his farm in Orient. Despite
Photo Credit: Newsday / Alejandra Villa

Tom Hart at his farm in Orient. Despite a resurgence in livestock farming, the new farms face even steeper odds than most new businesses because of the high cost of doing business on the East End and the lack of supportive infrastructure for livestock, experts said. (July 2, 2012)

Russ McCall is the owner of McCall Ranch
Photo Credit: Newsday / Alejandra Villa

Russ McCall is the owner of McCall Ranch on Long Island's East End, where he raises grass-fed cattle. “The idea of grass-fed beef has become common knowledge, and that’s created the movement to know what you’re eating,” he said. (July 1, 2012)

Russ McCall, owner of McCall Wines in Cutchogue,
Photo Credit: Newsday / Alejandra Villa

Russ McCall, owner of McCall Wines in Cutchogue, decided to raise beef cattle to make use of extra space on the 100-acre farm. (Aug. 1, 2012)

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