100% Grass-Fed Beef

Animas Valley Ranch | Special Beef | JR Steak

Our Animas Valley ranch – where our cattle eat like royalty.

Our beef is 100% grass fed and finished—no grain or feedlots. Our beef marketed to you is grown naturally and receives no hormones, or antibiotics.

Our cattle are kept together and rotated often to simulate the grazing patterns of ancient herds maintaining natural balance in grasslands.

The beef animals are finished for market on our irrigated pastures in the Animas Valley where they eat highly nutritious, low lignin grasses and clovers. And eat it they do! We use a system called “quick rotational grazing” where the market animals are rotated every one to three days, depending on the size of the pasture, onto a fresh salad bar mix of nutritious greens.

Not only do the market cattle gain 2-3 pounds per day on this natural ration, but as they move quickly from one pasture to another they clip all the plants thereby promoting biodiversity in the meadow mix grass growing in our pastures. It also invigorates the root systems of the grass by biting it once and moving on, and naturally fertilizes the pasture with their chemical free manure.

Clover and grass are our mainstay.

This natural process is not compromised by the use of artificial fertilizers, pesticides, or insecticides. Thus as the market animals come into their bloom producing unsurpassed, quality beef, they naturally stimulate the growth of plants and microorganisms that enrich the soil, water, and air.

Animas Valley Ranch | Special Beef | JR Steak