Grass Fed Beef

How our animals are raised and handled

Grass Fed, Naturally

Grass Fed, Naturally

Our cattle are raised entirely on grass pastures and hay in the winter when the grass is not growing. We use sustainable grazing practices that allow native and endangered plants to flourish on the Colvin Ranch prairie.

Grass Finished, Naturally

Grass Finished, Naturally

Since grass is the natural food for cattle, you can be confident that they are always healthy. Our facilities are designed to ensure the safety of both the people and animals, and the cattle are always handled in a humane manner. The management of our cattle ensures that the natural resources on the ranch are being used in a sustainable manner for future generations. Place an order with Colvin Ranch grass fed and grass finished beef.

Tastes good and good for you!

Grass fed and grass finished beef tastes good, and because it’s all natural, it’s good for you, too. Studies have shown that grass fed and grass finished beef is higher in vitamin E, vitamin C, beta-carotene and the “good” fats that help reduce cancer risk, such as omega-3 fatty acids and conjugated linoleic acid (CLA). Grass fed and grass finished beef has fewer total fats and calories than grain fed beef.

More information about grass fed beef

For more information about grass fed beef, please visit:

  • Eat Wild: Provides information about grass-fed food and a directory of local producers.
  • Local Harvest: A directory of farmers’ markets, family farms and other sources of sustainably grown food in your area.

 

2019 Beef Harvest Season (May – October)

A beef side, either a half or quarter beef, is a good buy. It is priced at $3.75/lb of hanging weight. The hanging weight is the weight after it is butchered, but before it is cut and wrapped. While weights will vary from one animal to another, a good overall average would be 280 pounds hanging weight on a half, and 140 pounds for a quarter.

At or around harvest you will receive an email with the contact information for the meat shop. The meat shop will work with you to determine the best way to cut and wrap the beef for you and your family. We recommend that the beef be “dry aged” for two weeks after harvest. The aging process improves the flavor and tenderness of the meat. At about two weeks, the meat shop will cut, wrap and freeze your beef. It will then be packaged into boxes with your name on each box.

The total cost will include $3.75/lb of hanging weight, cutting and wrapping at $.80/lb ($.85/lb for quarter), and a haul and harvest fee (whole beef-$100, half beef-$50, or quarter beef-$25). We require a deposit of $150 at the time of order, and the balance is due when you pick up your beef.

Freezer space: A quarter beef will take about 3-4 cubic feet, 6-7 cubic feet for a half and 12-14 cubic feet for a whole.

Detailed information on pricing and the order process is available in the order form attached below.

To order, print out the order form below and follow the instructions:

Colvin Ranch Beef Order Form 2019

Beef Cut Chart  This shows you the various cuts that are on a side (half) of beef.

 

Beef by the Box

The Beef by the Box is very popular with customers. They are available from us year round.  Boxes will vary in the cuts and weight, but generally, all boxes will have ground beef, roasts and/or stew meat, and a variety of steaks. The cost is based on actual weight and price of each cut in the box.  See below for the boxes we currently have on hand.  If you would like a box, just send us an email to fred@colvinranch.com.

Available Beef Boxes

Updated September 9, 2019

 

Box #475 – 10 ground beef, 2 rib steak, 2 sirloin tip, 2 top sirloin, 2 tri-tip steaks and 1 round roast; 18.1lbs, $157.98 SOLD

Box #476 – 10 ground beef, 2 New York, 2 sirloin tip, 2 top sirloin, 2 short ribs and 1 chuck roast; 18lbs, $150.51 SOLD

Box #477 – 10 ground beef, 4 rib steak, 4 top sirloin, 4 tri-tip steaks and 1 round roast; 20.9lbs, $201.59 SOLD

Box #478 – 15 ground beef, 4 New York, 4 sirloin tip, 4 top sirloin and 1 chuck roast; 24lbs, $208.03 SOLD

Box #479 – 15 ground beef, 4 rib steak, 4 sirloin tip, 4 top sirloin and 1 round roast; 26.2lbs, $238.43 SOLD

 

Pick up available at Colvin Ranch (Monday – Friday, 11am-4pm), Proctor Farmers Market (Saturdays, 9am-12pm), or Olympia Farmers Market (by appointment).

Please schedule a pick up date and location with us at  fred@colvinranch.com.