Our Red Angus cattle are raised on the native grasses of the High Plains of Colorado, east of the Rockies. We calve out cows and heifers in late April through June and wean in November.
We work with beef cattle nutritionists who developed a a health program for sustainable cattle nutrition that is customized to meet the cattle’s needs at all stages of life.
Our family has practiced intensive, holistic grazing for decades and we rely on native forage year-round – a factor that is a strength to our cattle herd. Grazing the cattle on the grass lowers our supplemental and hay costs, yet the cattle need more minerals, nutrients and proteins than the grass provides.
These nutrient products allow for a sustainable nutrition that lasts the cow throughout the year, as well as adding a benefit to providing nutrients to her calf. As we retain ownership of our calves after they go to the feedyard, and we receive their carcass data after going to the packing plant, we have seen a huge increase in higher quality beef being produced – over 85% choice.
The ranch was featured on the NCBA’s Cattlemen to Cattlemen show on RFD-TV talking about our sustainable nutrition. Starting at 12:40, you can watch the feature in this video clip.
Are your cattle certified organic?
No, they are not certified organic. Pretty close to organic but we don’t see the value/return in getting certified at this point. Thanks for your comment!