Our ranch is located in the beautiful Texas Hill Country near Fredericksburg. This ranch is family owned and operated. Our cattle are primarily Hereford and Angus cross. We strive to produce a black calf. We have learned that an important part in producing tender meat is having gentle docile cows. As we select replacement heifers their disposition is as important as their confirmation. Having gentle stock makes working with them safer for the livestock and easier for us. We operate based on organic principals. We have not achieved organic certification for the ranch as of yet. The herd health is maintained by frequent pasture rotation. We do not use any antibiotics or hormones. We do use preventative vaccinations for our calves at 30 to 60 days of age. Our pastures have not seen the use of herbicides or commercial fertilizers for over 20 years.
Another important aspect of our operation is the fact that this herd has been wholly owned by our family. Many of the cows in this herd have linage all the way back to the first cows brought to the ranch by our parents over 50 years ago. Their parentage goes back to my grandfather's herd which was started in the early 1900's. We know where these cows have been all of their lives, they are Texan born and raised.
2005 - 2015 DROUGHT
This drought has begun to release its grip on this area. We are in production but we are not as yet able to offer retail cuts. I am writing this December 1, 2015. The rain in the spring was great. We had some damage to fences in Blanco County and again this fall. Rain has continued through November and it seems that El Nino is for real.
We have calves to harvest now and in the spring of 2016. If the weather continues to moderate we will be able to continue finishing calves for 2017
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Please Pray for rain.
Grass fed and finished beef is not an eighteen month old calf. Grass fed and finished beef is at least 24 months old. Many producers are trying to short cut this and are selling a poor quality product. We sell only calves that are at least 24 months old.