GRASS-FED BEEF


The ranch runs a small herd of Black Brangus mama cows. Calving is in the fall of each year. When a calf is born, it receives a numbered ear tag, and individualized tracking begins. When the calf is six months of age each calf is vaccinated for black leg, respiratory viruses, and other standard vaccines from our local veterinarian, Dr. Rob Thoni and team. This promotes health, prevents illness, and maximizes the calf's performance. Sick calves result in poor quality beef products. Calves are weaned in the summer and finished on grass for slaughter at 22-26 months of age.

The TARGET GOAL of Big Oaks Ranch is to produce and market INTEGRITY BEEF. INTEGRITY BEEF is grass-fed for healthy, tender, tasty beef that is free of supplemental hormones (no growth hormone implants), antibiotic free, processed, cut and packaged for each customer.    Health benefits of Grass Fed Products  This requires a good team and close on site management of genetics, health, quality grasses and legumes. Big Oaks Ranch is achieving this goal through the organic planning; genetic testing, selective breeding, and grass farming. INTEGRITY BEEF means Organic
(not certified) Grass-fed Beef. Grass-fed beef is consigned, slaughtered & custom packaged. The customer observes and directs their grass-fed beef as it is cut and packaged at Texas Meat Packers formerly Gentry Farms Processing in Henderson Texas.

Currently there is no packaged beef available in the ranch store.  We will update the availabilities on this site when we have some.

Pricing: 
 
(click here for grassfed beef prices and availabilities)

Resources: Go to the bottom of this page for Links and educational resources.

THERE WAS A LIMITED SUPPLY OF BEEF LAST YEAR.  I HAVE 7 CALVES THIS YEAR AND THIS SHOULD HELP.  IF YOU WERE TURNED AWAY LAST YEAR OR LIMITED ON WHAT YOU COULD BUY, CONTACT ME EARLY.   

 

 
Grass-fed steers soon for slaughter.

 

 

 

Our Bulls "Posse" and "BB"  -- BB is Posse's son born in 2003.  Both are working the herd.

 Click here for the genetics of Big Oaks Ranch Bulls

 

 

 

 

My local butcher that cuts and packages  Big Oaks Ranch Grassfed Beef is TEXAS MEAT PACKERS (formerly Gentry Farms). 

610 Hwy 64 W, Henderson TX, 903-655-0350  (this is a new location)

The meat is cut and packaged to individual customer's specifications and vacuum sealed as shown.

   Ribeye Steaks

    Chuckeye Steaks

    Filet Mignon Steaks

    New York Strip Steaks

   Cutlet Steaks

   Round Steaks before tenderizing

   Rump Roast

  Tri Tip Roast

  Sirloin Steak

  Brisket cut in half

  Arm Roast cut in half

Click here for proven Big Oaks Ranch recipes for grass fed beef

 

 

 





Links

Dr. Mercola -- Zilmax: Slaughterhouse Observations Raise New Concerns about This Growth-Promoting Drug  Dr Mercola has many articles that one can review concerning health issues.  This article in particular focuses on the dangers of growth hormones in cattle.

Union of Concerned Scientists, Citizens and Scientists for Environmental Solutions 
Greener Pastures: How Grass-fed Beef and Milk Contribute to Healthy Eating (2006).  See the video please.

The Holistic Resource Management of Texas
This website is for those with an interest in natural resources, sustainable agriculture, ecosystem health, financial success and biological diversity.

Bovine Engineering - Gerald Frye
Committed to producing high-quality, grass-finished cattle. Gerald Frye is the leading spokesman on on grass-finished cattle genetics.  This site has education and information on bull health, genetics, and fertility signs.  There is more education on linear measuring and outward appearances directly relating to glandular functions and health and milk production of your cattle.

Eatwild.com
Jo Robinson's clearing house for information about grass-fed foods. She provides comprehensive, science-based information about the benefits of raising animals on pasture.
Read here for health benefits of grass-fed beef and analyze numerous university and scientific studies concerning your health.  Health benefits of Grass Fed Products

Ross Farm
Home of Betsy Ross's 100% Grass-fed meats.

Malcolm Beck
The founder of Garden-Ville and grandfather of Texas Organics

Allan Nation is the editor of THE STOCKMAN GRASS FARMER
PO Box 2300, Ridgeland, MS 39158, phone 800-748-9808, Fax: 601-853-8087. This is the leading technical publication for grassfed & grassland agricultural issues.

Books

Grass-fed Gourmet Cookbook by Shannon Hayes, or order directly at  http://grassfedcooking.com/

Publications

Greener Pastures
How Grass-fed Beef and Milk Contribute to Healthy Eating (2006);  This is a PDF file you can open and save for filing or printing.
 

 

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