Western Colorado Grass-Fed Beef
Ordering a Half, quarter, or whole cow is the most economical way to purchase beef. All of our beef is 100% grass-fed, and raised without any antibiotics or hormones.
We use grazing cattle as a tool to improve grasslands for the nuanced habitat needs of birds. This is critical as grassland bird populations have decreased by 50% in the last 50 years as their habitat has degraded. When you buy our beef you are supporting the conservation and restoration of bird populations that are essential for a functioning healthy ecosystem.
*PLEASE NOTE- the prices listed below reflect the deposit amount (about 50%). The remainder will be due at pick and will vary slightly based on final weight at the butcher.*
When will my meat be ready?
We are currently taking deposits for quarters, halves and whole grass-fed beef orders. These orders will be ready the second week of October 2022.
Will my meat be frozen?
Yes. Frozen meat is actually a higher quality product than fresh meat. The freeze/thaw process is an extension of dry aging. The freezing further concentrates the flavor while the thawing disrupts the sarcomere bonds, further tenderizing the meat.
Can you ship my meat?
Shipping is available to in the 1-2 day Ground Shipping Zone (yellow/orange) shown on the map below.
To determine if your address is eligible for shipping, enter it at checkout and if it indicates “2-day shipping” you are within our zone. If it indicates “3-day shipping” you are outside of our zone.
We only ship quarter beef orders (120 lbs) or smaller.
What do the cows eat?
Our cattle are raised on our conservation-focused range and finished on our best pastures. They always have access to dozens of plant species, including various grasses, legumes, wildflowers, shrubs. Cows will eat 60+ plant species a day given the opportunity. They can detect nutritional deficiencies within minutes and will correct their diet accordingly. Other than that, we supplement with mineral salt.
Can I get sausages and jerky?
Yes! The butcher offers some delicious options. There is an additional cost per pound for the processing of sausages and jerky.
How much freezer space do I need?
Ordering grass-fed beef in bulk will require more than your average freezer. Depending on the size of your order, a chest freezer of some sort will be necessary to store your beef. A half cow is about 150 lbs of meat and can fit in a 6 cu ft freezer.
Can you deliver?
Yes, we can deliver your order within 60 miles of the ranch at an additional charge of $1.00/mile.
Still have questions? Call or email Melissa at (970) 644-1228 or mmakous@thehighlonesomeranch.