Our calves have free choice to salt/mineral and spring/well water. The diet consists of 95% grass/grass alfalfa, and the remaining 5% an all natural, antibiotic-free grain processed locally here in Montana/Wyoming. No growth hormones are given to these calves; they are simply expected to perform according to their own biological and genetic makeup.
We receive calves that are either home raised or bought from quality ranching operations that share our same vision. The foundational breed is Angus with a small percentage of hybrid vigor which allows the animal to maximize on carcass gain, quality and overall grade. We define “All Natural” as being cattle that are not given any: antibiotics, artificial growth hormones, nor fed animal bi-products. With this stamp of approval we feel confident that the beef produced will be a quality product and safe and enjoyable for the consumers.
With the land’s ability to produce high quality feed and available water from natural springs and wells, the cattle are able to grow according to their ability. While our program takes time, we have found the beef being produced to have a consistent ratio of fat-to-muscle, resulting in superior marbling.
We suggest that customers contact their family members and friends and take advantage of the Quarter/Half/Whole beef option, as they will overall save money. By using the cut card, the beef can than be divided between the members of the group.
Processing fees vary depending on which facility is used- But not to worry, we handle the processing fees, you are just responsible to pay for the beef and pick up your meat! Delivery is available upon request.
Depending on where our customers are located we can either have the beef processed at:
- A Montana inspected processing facility, where the meat is required to stay within the borders of Montana.
- A USDA inspected processing facility, where the meat is first tested for consumer and industry safety. If the meat passes inspection it can than be transported across state boarders.
Example: (Weights Are Approximate)
Live Weight: 1400 lbs x 0.59% = 826 lbs (Hanging Weight)
(826 lbs x .659%) =544 lbs Yield (take home) Percentage due to cut and shrink
544 lbs x $4.30 lb = $2339.20 (Quarter/Half/Whole Beef)