Blog: Farm Life, Recipes, & More

Now you can cook your steak just like a high end restaurant!

We not only calve, raise, background, and finish steers, we grill, barbecue, and eat prime beef also! With the advent of technology – WIFI, Bluetooth, specialized programming, food blogging, and with more time on our hands to entertain, cooking has moved from a necessity to a hobby, and for many a source of recreation! As […]

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Beef Cut Spotlight: Is a tri-tip a roast or a steak? And how do you cook it?

Wikipedia’s definition of tri-tip: The tri-tip is a triangular cut of beef from the bottom sirloin subprimal cut, consisting of the tensor fasciae latae muscle. Untrimmed, the tri-tip weighs around 5 pounds. Tri-tip is a leaner cut of beef. Lean cuts can be problematic! When preparing lean cuts, special care must be taken as to not dry it out […]

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WIN FREE BEEF THIS MONTH!

After 20 months, the time is right to start giving away our prized 10 lbs. gift pack in our monthly free beef give away! That is a $60.00 value! Why do we give away our free beef? 1) We know if you try it you will love it! We manage our beef steers to taste […]

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Unstable logistics in agriculture markets lead to ups and downs in retail pricing.

With goods and services being delayed and causing shortages, retail beef prices are having their ups and downs. Supermarket prices are up! Butcher beef prices are down slightly! Here’s why: There are 4 big meat processors in the United States. Tyson Foods, JBS, National Beef & Cargill. Each of these companies own multiple processing plants. […]

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You can taste the difference!

True story: We were out farming and had to run to town for supplies. We had not given dinner any thought and did not want to wait for fast food. All the steaks in the home freezer were frozen, so we decided to grab a couple steaks from the local Walmart. – Big Mistake! As […]

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Where does your beef come from?

I think everyone knows that beef does not come from the concrete jungle! They don’t graze on cement! Most ranchers range their momma cows on high mountain grasses in the summer. The cows eat the grass and convert the energy, protein, and other digestible nutrients into milk that the calf can suckle. The calf will […]

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Part 1 – Have you ever wondered what goes into the cost of your steaks, your hamburger, your Sunday roast?

When a rancher is ready to send his finished steer to the butcher, the price is determined primarily by the CME – Chicago Mercantile Exchange. The CME trades commodities like orange juice, gold & silver, dairy and beef. It’s really interesting to watch the markets and see how they change over time. Click here and […]

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Feeding the hungry steers with the mixer wagon.

We raise all of our beef! From the minute they are born, and while they are growing young stock, to the next step where they are being backgrounded, and then on to being finished, we see them all the way through! The finish ration currently is a mix of alfalfa, wheatgrass 80% water, flaked corn, […]

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Right in the middle of finishing amazing fall beef!

We have a bunch of fat steers! The USDA butchers have a very limited amount of processing appointments. If you would like to order fall beef, either a qtr, half, or whole, the sooner you order the better!

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What is a fair price for beef?

When you walk into your local grocer, how do you know what a fair price is? We have all noticed that the price of beef is rising. Are you paying to much? Is your grocer trying to take advantage of the short supply of beef? The fact of the matter is -there is not a […]

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