Kitty Kurtis Farms

Cattle farming is currently in the third generation of the Brown family at Kitty Kurtis Farms in Michigan. Learn more about how they care for their livestock while operating two different farm locations in the state.

Meet the Browns

In 1940 Curtis M. Brown purchased farmland in Tecumseh, MI to begin the family farm. Later in 1959, Brown expanded the farm and purchased property in Harrison, MI. Today, the third generation of the family is operating both locations with a cow-calf herd in Harrison and a feedlot in Tecumseh. 

How do you care for the environment?

Kitty Kurtis Farm was the first farm in Clare County to become verified by the Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program in 2005. The Browns use this program to keep them environmentally accountable and up-to-date with best practices.

How do you care for the cattle on your farms?

We consult our veterinarian regularly to ensure that we are current with our vaccination programs and using the best practices for our cattle. Kitty Kurtis Farms choose to use antibiotics only to treat cattle when they are sick, following all veterinary instructions to provide safe beef. Additionally, they consult a nutritionist to guarantee that all of the cattle fulfill their nutritional needs. 

What is your family's favorite beef meal?

Our favorite is Mongolian Beef.

Ingredients: 2tsp. vegetable oil, 1/2 tsp. minced ginger, 1 T. chopped garlic, 1/2 c. soy sauce, 1/2 c. water, 2-3 T. vegetable oil, 1 pound cube steak or flank steak, 1/4 c. cornstarch, 2 green onions


  1. Make the sauce by heating 2 tsp. vegetable oil
  2. Add ginger, garlic, soy sauce and water
  3. Dissolve brown sugar in the sauce. Raise heat and boil for 2-3 minutes
  4. Remove from heat
  5. Slice beef against the grain into 1/4” thick bite size pieces
  6. Dip steak into cornstarch dusting all sides
  7. Let beef sit for 10 minutes in so that it sticks to the beef
  8. Heat 2-3 T. oil, add beef and sauté for two minutes
  9. On medium heat, add the sauce with the beef and cook until thickened
  10. Add chopped green onion for garnish

Serve over rice and enjoy!

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Kitty Kurtis Farms

Harrison & Tecumseh, MI


Cows are bred and calves are born and raised every year on cow-calf farms and ranches, spending time grazing on grass pastures within sight of their mothers.

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Cattle spend their final 4-6 months at a feedyard being fed a scientifically-balanced diet and receiving daily care.

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