The following farms and ranches have certified
that they meet Eatwild's
criteria for producing grassfed meat, eggs and dairy products.
Contact them directly for additional information
or to buy their products:
A Land of
Grass raises natural grass-fed beef and lamb because
it is good for the land and good for you. We realize everything comes
from the sun. We harvest grass, the sun's bounty, in the form of
beef and lamb. Low fat, grassfed meat tastes better, too. You can
almost taste the sunshine.
We work diligently to provide a healthy product
and sustain our land holistically. Our cows and ewes calve and lamb during
April and May, so the calves and lambs get to start on fresh spring grass.
We do not use growth hormones. We rarely use antibiotics because we keep
our livestock healthy (knock on wood!) with proper nutrition and low
stress. We will use an antibiotic to save a life, but then will not keep
it in our beef or lamb program. You will not consume antibiotics from
Research shows that grassfed beef contains fat that
is actually good for you. Grassfed beef and lamb has more Omega-3 fatty
acids, which reduce the risk of heart disease. Grassfed also contains
more beta-carotene and up to five times as much CLA.
You can order quarters, halves, or wholes of beef
between June and January. We have lambs available, too; just call. We
will deliver within 200 miles of Conrad.
Come visit us anytime.
A Land of Grass, Lisa Schmidt, 564 Graham Ranch
MT 59425. (406) 278-0159.
The B Bar Ranch in Big
Timber, Montana started raising Ancient White Park Cattle to preserve
the breed. From our start with 15 cows and a bull in 1989 the herd
has grown to over 150 females and a full battery of bulls. We are now
ready to sell some of these magnificent animals as beef.
The cattle are almost eligible for organic certification
and the land they live on has been certified for over 10 years. No hormones
or other growth promotants are used and no low level antibiotic use occurs
on our operation. Animals that require treatment with antibiotics for
illness are identified and removed from our White Park Beef program.
Harvest begins as the animals and pastures reach
peak condition in July and continues while the animals are gaining rapidly
into late November or early December, depending on the fall. We maintain
records on the identity of our animals from birth to your table. Our
USDA inspected local processor does not have the desire or the means
to irradiate meat. We offer meat cut and packaged to our customers specifications
and package in either cryovac or plastic wrap and white freezer paper.
We sell by the head, half, quarter and half quarter, as well as sampler
packages of cuts.
B Bar Ranch, Wes Henthorne, 1273 Otter Creek Road,
Big Timber MT 59011. (406) 932-4197.
Website: http://www.whiteparkbeef.com and http://www.bbar.com
Brock Creek Ranch is located in the mountains of Southwestern Montana.
Our property is totally off-the-grid, 12 miles from pavement and bordered
by public lands, meaning there is no one up-wind or up-the-road from
us. The isolation may be tough for some, but we love it.
Our ranch employs natural rearing methods to raise Icelandic Sheep, Angora
Goats, Brahma & Delaware chickens, Chocolate Turkeys and draft horses.
We believe that our animals should live in a natural environment and
have plenty of room to roam, access to mountain grasses, spring & creek
water, fresh air and sunshine.
We do minimal vaccines/worming and our stock
are never given steroids, hormones or prophylactic antibiotics. We let
our mamas wean their young naturally, and we do not de-horn, dock or
brand. Our poultry is pasture-reared, ranging freely during the daylight
We utilize livestock guardian dogs for predator control; the poultry
have two Great Pyrenees guardians and the sheep and goats live with three
more Pyrenees, a Maremma and a Kuvoz.
We raise all natural Icelandic lamb, grass fed, no hormones, or artificial
additives. Icelandic sheep are a mountain breed, which historically have
been milder in flavor and leaner than lowland sheep breeds. Their meat
is very tender with a sweeter flavor, and is considered a gourmet meat.
We sell lambs to finish @ $2.50/lb on
the hoof, or freezer lambs
for September/October delivery. Whole lamb only, $4.50/lb hanging weight
plus processing. Average hanging weight 35-50 pounds. In addition to
our finishing and whole lamb we offer select cuts—buy only what you want!
Brock Creek Ranch, Twila Baker, Brock Creek Road,
MT. [No phone, e-mail only—off grid]
Crary Beef holistically raises
all-natural, grassfed and finished beef.
These black angus cattle are born and raised
on our fourth-generation ranch. From birth to harvest, they are
happily consuming omega-3 rich native grasses and forages along Montana's Rocky
Mountain Front. They share pastures with a variety of wildlife
including grizzly bears, elk, deer, and sandhill cranes.
Our cattle are never confined and are raised with
no hormones, no antibiotics, no grain, and no animal by-products. They
are always handled in a low-stress manner. We are passionate about
producing a nutritious and delicious product while improving and maintaining
native grasslands and riparian areas.
Our all-natural, grassfed and finished beef
is an average age of 2 years at harvest. It is rich in omega 3 fatty
acids (the good fat!), conjugated linoleic acid, vitamin E, and beta-carotene.
To enhance the flavor and tenderness, we age the beef with a local
processor for 14-21 days.
Our beef can be purchased by the whole,
half, or quarter and customized to your personal satisfaction. These
are seasonally available late June to October to capture the greatest
nutritional benefits of the lush grasses.
Individual cuts are available year-round and can
be shipped. The individual cuts are from animals harvested
in the fall and stored frozen in our Meat Depot for sale throughout
Call or e-mail us anytime to talk BEEF!
Crary Beef, Danelle Crary, 891
Teton Canyon Road, Choteau MT 59422. (406) 466-2245.
EZ Rocking Ranch, located just
south of the Montana border, produces high quality grassfed beef and
provides a healthy and delicious alternative to the feed-lot
beef sold in most supermarkets today. Our beef is raised
naturally, without steroids, hormones and antibiotics. Our
grassfed beef has a unique, genuine flavor based on a longer,
naturally tuned growing cycle. We bring quality beef straight
from the ranch to you.
You can order by calling us directly at (307) 682-2968.
We offer custom orders, whole, half or split quarters. Your grassfed
beef will be dry-aged at a Wyoming inspected or USDA certified plant
for at least 14 days for maximum flavor and tenderness. It is then hand-cut,
packaged and frozen. We can deliver locally.
We also sell at the following farmers markets:
- Gillette, WY - Saturdays, August through to killing frost,
- Sheridan, WY - Thursdays, mid July to mid September, 4PM
- Buffalo, WY - Wednesdays, mid July to mid September, 8:30AM
- Ranchester, WY - Fridays, mid August to mid September, 3PM
EZ Rocking Ranch, Frank Wallis, 1050
Bitter Creek, Recluse WY 82725. (307) 682-2968.
Fort Causeway Family Farm is located in north central Wyoming, nestled against the Big Horn Mountains and just south of the Montana border. We raise 100% certified organic, grass fed and finished lamb and beef.
Our meat contains no added hormones or antibiotics, no chemicals used and no GMO or grain feed. Product is available for local customers or online through our website and our seller page on Amazon.com. We ship throughout the lower 48, product is packaged individually shrink wrapped and can be resold throughout the US. Live animals, individually packaged cuts or whole/half carcasses, primal cuts available. Please see our website for more information about products offered or wholesale information.
What does 'Certified Organic' mean when it comes to our farm?
- Attention to soil health and fertility as well as wind erosion and water quality.
- Innovative, non-chemical answers for everything from unwanted plant growth to animal health.
- Animal welfare and good husbandry practices prioritized.
- Delicious, consistent finished product due to low stress daily management.
Our farm welcomes day visitors by appointment. Come and see your food growing!
Fort Causeway, Kevin and Keri Schilthuis, 606 Hwy 14a East, Lovell WY 82431. (307) 254-2650.
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Website: www.fortcauseway.com.
Indian Prairie Ranch is located half-way between Victor and Stevensville, against the Bitterroot Mountains. This is not a big, commercial venture, but a small, family run operation. It began as a great idea to re-live some of the romance of the Old West and start up a small herd of Texas Longhorns.
We raise all-natural, Texas Longhorn beef cattle. Our cows roam free year-round on hundreds of acres of lush pastures, grazing pesticide-free grasses and drinking fresh water from streams that meander though our ranch. Our operation is unique in many ways: The cows are raised naturally – they roam freely and eat on grassy pastures and drink from fresh water sources.
- We provide salt, minerals, and natural food additives "free choice" to be consumed if needed
- They do not receive any vaccinations, hormones or antibiotic injections like commercially processed beef
- We supplement with baled hay when grass is not available (due to deep snow). The hay is grown and baled on our ranch without the use of pesticides
- We DO NOT force-feed grain (most commercial cattle are "hot fed"in the last 90 days of their life)
We credit the unsurpassed tenderness and wonderful flavor of our beef to the way our animals are raised – naturally, free on the range to eat and drink as they please. We invite you to give us a call and schedule a visit to see our unique management style.
Indian Prairie Longhorns, Tom Gingerich, Indian Prairie Loop, Victor MT 59875. (406) 369-0945.
E-mail: email@example.com. Website: http://www.indianprairielonghorns.com.
La Cense Beef® is all
natural and 100% grass-fed, grass-finished beef. Our
quality approach begins with the La Cense Master Ranchers
at the 88,000 acre La Cense Montana Ranch located in Dillon,
Like many organic beef producers, La Cense Beef® is
allowed to gain weight naturally. Black Angus cattle are raised to an
age of about 18 months without hormones, spending their lives grazing
solely pesticide free, natural pastures.
Our all grass-fed beef is not produced from cattle
raised by a consortium of other ranchers. In this manner, La Cense is
able to oversee quality production and adherence to its standards for
humane care, as well as ensure that La Cense Black Angus cattle roam
free and are never crowded, which reduces the chance of contamination
or transmission of disease.
La Cense free range, grass-fed beef is dry aged for
19 days to round out flavor and enhance tenderness and then hand cut
and trimmed with care by skilled artisan butchers. Your order of La Cense
dry aged prime meat is immediately frozen and vacuum-packed at the time
of processing at a USDA certified plant, to ensure that you receive the
highest quality Black Angus dry aged beef online.
Natural grass-fed beef from La Cense can be purchased
year-round in a variety of gourmet cuts via the web at www.LaCenseBeef.com
or call 1-866-442-2333. All orders placed can be shipped overnight or
La Cense Beef®,124
South Montana Street, 59725.
Grass-Finished Beef, located near the Montana/Wyoming border, raises
all natural angus cattle on grass and hay without the use of hormones
Cattle run on open range year round and are finished
on grass at 2 years of age. They are slaughtered in the summer
and fall. All meat is aged 14-21 days, USDA inspected, packaged
in clear vacuum-sealed bags with individual labels, and frozen.
Beef is sold by the packaged weight (approximately
500 pounds / whole beef) and is available year round. 2010 prices:
- Whole: $4.60
/ pound (20% savings)
- Half: $4.89
/ pound (15% savings)
- Quarter: $5.18
/ pound (10% savings)
- Eighth: $5.46
/ pound (5% savings)
- Sixteenth: $5.75
Order early for custom cutting or specialty products
(Bacon, Jerky, Sausage, Organ Meat, Dog Scraps). Beef is available
at Miles City, MT, at the ranch, and at the Sheridan, Wyoming Farmers
Market, July 22 - September 23, 2010, Thursdays, 5-7pm.
Lohof Grass-Finished Beef, Patrick and Christy Lohof,
64 Boyce Road, Otter
MT 59062. (406) 784-2549.
Websites: http://www.localharvest.org/farms/M35401 or
Mannix Family Grass Finished Beef are raised on a 100% grass diet from birth to slaughter, without hormones or antibiotics, on our ranch in Montana's Blackfoot Valley. They are processed between 24-36 months of age and the meat is dry aged for 14-21 days before finding its way to your table. Through careful management of cattle that have been genetically selected for their ability to "finish" (i.e. gain optimum fat cover before slaughter) on grass.
Mannix Family Grass Finished Beef combines the health benefits conferred by grassfed meat with the gourmet eating experience that only a well-marbled product can offer. Therefore, we make a particular management commitment to producing a well-finished product that we are very proud to offer you.
This enterprise helps sustain our fifth generation family ranch while enhancing the resources we depend on and the broader
community to which we belong. Just as we were handed down a legacy of stewardship from the previous generation, so we strive to instill the same strong stewardship values in the next generation. We have been blessed with abundant resources of water, wildlife, grass, timber, open space, and beauty. It is our goal to maintain a viable ranching operation while enhancing the resources that sustain us. We also recognize that society values these same resources equally, and we have a responsibility to protect the special qualities that fall under our management.
We sell direct to consumers in wholes, halves or quarters and sell at the Clark Fork Farmers Market in Missoula and the Little Bird Farmers Market in Seeley Lake. The Good Food Store, the Flathead Lake Brewing Company, Sean Kelly's, all in Missoula, and the Heirloom Project buying club, all offer our beef.
Mannix Family Grass Finished Beef of Mannix Brothers Ranch, LLC, Scott Barger, Cole Mannix, 83 Mannix Ranch Drive, Helmville MT 59843. (406) 793-5585.
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Website: http://www.mannixbeef.com.
The McAlpine Ranch employs
a Holistic management program for raising their organic grassfed beef and lamb.
The animals are treated humanely and grow in a natural environment
of fresh air, sunshine, and green pastures. They use no antibiotics,
growth hormones, chemical parasiticides or genetically modified
They are no longer direct-marketing their products,
but have joined the Montana Organic Producers Co-op. For more information,
visit the Co-op's website or call
The McAlpine Ranch, Clay McAlpine, 1836 Bullhead
Road, Valier MT 59486.
Meat Montana is an online source
for 100% natural, grass-fed angus beef. Local ranchers
have been raising cattle and preserving open space in the
greater Yellowstone area for over a century. David and Arlene
Germann and Sons operate a grass-fed beef cattle ranch
in McAllister, Montana.
Our website offers grass-fed beef
delivered anywhere in the U.S. Browse the
selection on our website and call for free shipping within a 100 mile radius of the Germann Ranch located in McAllister, Montana (about 10 miles north of Ennis, Montana).
Meat Montana, Dave Germann, 483 North Meadow Creek Road / PO Box 158, McAllister, MT 59740. (406) 220-0333.
Mirror KB Ranch raises low-stress, humanely treated grass-fed beef. We do minimal vaccines/worming and our stock are never given steroids, hormones or prophylactic antibiotics on our operation.
We maintain records on the identity of our animals from birth to your table. We offer meat cut and packaged to our customers specifications, packaged in plastic wrap and white freezer paper. We sell cattle to finish your own way by the head, as well as ready to butcher beef by whole, half, mixed quarter or burger box.
Your grass-fed beef will be dry-aged at a Montana or Idaho State inspected plant, then hand-cut to your specifications, packaged and frozen. We can deliver locally.
Mirror KB Ranch, Kim or Kari Baker, 1132 Arabian Lane, Libby, MT 59923. (406) 293-6586.
E-mail: email@example.com. Website: www.mirrorkbranch.com/grass-fed-beef.html
Montana Better Beef comes from the Browns Meadow Farm & Pleasant Valley Cattle Company. Our beef is grass fed and is also certified organic by the Montana Department of Agriculture.
We deliver to the Flathead Valley twice per month, or we can arrange a farm pickup for you at our Browns Meadow Farm location in Kila, MT. We are focused on local sales of our product, but we can also ship to you anywhere within the US if you are interested in our beef and not from the local area.
Our goal is to provide you with a high quality product directly from us. We manage our land and our business to be sustainable for the long term.
Grocery Stores: Genesis Kitchen, 140 Lupfer Avenue, Whitefish, MT. and Mountain Valley Foods, 25 Commons Way, Kalispell, MT.
Montana Better Beef, Lisa Wade, 848 Browns Meadow Road, Kila MT 59920. Mailing address: PO Box 836, Kila MT 59920. (406) 253-5602.
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Website: http://www.montanabetterbeef.com.
Montana's Pride Natural Lamb. The Stenberg Family has been raising sheep in America since the 1800s, and for countless generations before in the mountains of Norway. We take great pride in producing the finest quality Hampshire meat sheep. Our lamb is all natural with no hormones or feed grade antibiotics used to produce our succulent lamb.
Our lamb is sold as a live animal that is delivered in your name to an area locker. You have total control over the type and size of cuts, as well as any procedures. Try our lamb and you will be amazed and the difference real quality makes.
Montana's Pride Natural Lamb, Kathy or Bonnie, St. Ignatius MT 59865. (406) 644-3636.
E-mail: email@example.com. Website: www.jbarstenbergranch.com.
Montana Sweet Grass Beef buys
6-10 month old calves in the fall from neighbors known to
us as cow/calf producers who meet our supply requirements.
We have "neighbored" together throughout the years
and are familiar with what each other is working to accomplish
and how the cattle are raised.
After weaning, the calves are wintered in open pastures
along the Yellowstone Valley floor and summered on a tributary of Sweet
Grass Creek. From birth, the diet is mother's milk, grass and free choice
minerals. No grain, no hormones, no antibiotics and no pesticides are
used on these animals. The cattle are free to select a variety of native
and tame grasses which nature will vary in abundance in any given year.
Harvest is seasonal and is generally available, as
halves or wholes, in the July/August period. Packaging is customized
to the customer's wishes. Our preference is to keep our business trade
local within approximately a 100-mile radius of Big Timber, Montana.
We value our community of businesses and customers and try to contribute
to its vitality and sustainability.
Montana Sweet Grass Beef, Marie or Brete Thibeault, 1364
Lower Sweet Grass Road, Big Timber MT 59011. (406) 932-6775.
My Own Beef is a new
program created by Montana Natural Grass Fed Beef.
The program enables non-ranchers the opportunity to own their
own beef cattle. The Owners own the cattle, with Montana
Natural Grass-Fed Beef providing the labor and management.
In a nutshell, the program consists of:
- A person buys one or more high quality
purebred Angus cows.
- The cow is bred, fed, and maintained by Montana
Natural Grass-Fed Beef.
- The resulting calves are grown to market weight
and either sold or processed as grass-fed beef for the owners.
- The heifer calves can be retained as breeding
stock in order to enlarge the herd or harvested as grass-fed beef.
- The owners are invited to visit their cattle and
maybe vacation in one of the absolutely most beautiful places on earth.
- The program can be used as an investment, as a
reliable source of beef for your family and friends, or both.
My Own Beef, Jerome or Kathy Stenberg, 36402 Dublin
Gulch Road, St.
Ignatius MT 59865. (406) 644-3636.
Omega Beef, Inc. raises Wagyu beef.
Wagyu is a breed of cattle originating in Japan that
produces the legendary “Kobe” beef delicacy famous for its
flavor and tenderness. The Wagyu breed produces a higher percentage of
beneficial omega oils than any other breed of cattle known in the world.
Our Wagyu cattle are raised in the hills of southeast
Montana where we ranch with the longstanding practices of caring for
the land and water resources. Our cattle are fed grass and water -- no
growth hormones – no antibiotics.
Our aim is to provide healthy, grassfed beef that
is tender, delicious and affordable. You can buy a half or whole beef
directly from us. We pay butchering costs and we deliver regionally.
Omega Beef, Jeanie Alderson and Terry Punt, PO Box
505, 29 Bones Lane, Birney
MT 59012. (406) 984-6229.
Oxbow Cattle Company is a conservation-minded cattle ranch producing natural, grass-finished beef on pastures near Missoula, Montana. Our goal is to provide customers with the highest-quality meat, improve the ecological integrity of the land, and contribute meaningfully to our community.
Our Cattle: Oxbow cows have never received a grain, growth hormone or antibiotic. In addition to raising our own cows, we purchase grain-free, hormone-free, and antibiotic-free cattle from respected cow-calf ranches in the Bitterroot, Blackfoot, Drummond, and Deer Lodge Valleys. The relationships we build with these traditional ranchers ensure that we can bring the best quality animals to our customers. We graze our cattle on lush pastures within 10 miles of Missoula, where they enjoy a good, healthy life. We treat our cows with respect and handle them without undue stress, for their sake and our own.
Who We Are: Oxbow is owned by Bart and Wendy Morris. We live in the Missoula area and are deeply committed to the integrity and health of our home. We have a profound respect for the natural world and for ranching, as well as strong convictions about the importance of high-quality local food.
What We Sell: We sell frozen, vacuum-sealed, all natural, grass-finished beef by the pound. Our beef is processed locally where it is dry aged for 10–14 days then professionally wrapped, vacuum-sealed, and flash frozen to make sure it stays fresh in your freezer. We sell our meat by the whole, half, quarter, and eighth of beef, as well as a burger box. We offer discounts for larger orders and encourage groups to get together for the best price possible.
Where to Find Our Beef: Get Oxbow beef directly from us or in Missoula at the following grocery stores: Good Food Store, Orange Street Food Farm, Pattee Creek Market, and the Burnt Fork Market in Stevensville. Our beef is served at Scotty’s Table, PLONK Wine Bar, The Silk Road, Market on Front and The Buttercup Market and Café. Market on Front and The Buttercup Market and Café also sell frozen Oxbow beef. We also sell our beef at the Missoula Farmer’s Market in the spring, summer and fall; please come by and visit with us.
We realize ordering bulk beef can be somewhat overwhelming, so please feel free to call or email us with any questions or concerns you might have.
Oxbow Cattle Company,
Bart & Wendy Morris,
10950 Oral Zumwalt Way, Missoula MT 59803.
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Website: www.oxbowcattleco.com
Real Food Heritage Farms is a family owned and operated farm in Montana, the big sky country. We are dedicated to supplying premium quality, real food for you and your family by using holistic farming practices. Currently we raise Red Wattle and Berkshire breeds of pigs, which are Heritage breeds known for their amazing flavored pork.
We are a farrow-to-finish farm. The lives of our animals are very important to us. We take great care in humanely and responsibly raising them. Our pigs are raised in the great outdoors where they live as pigs are intended to live. They roam at will, rooting in the dirt, wallowing in the mud, wading in the water, and wandering in the grass and through the trees. Our pigs are very happy pigs. Although we are not a certified organic farm, our animals live free of all antibiotics, growth hormones, and chemical fertilizers. Their diet consists primarily of barley, milk products, and the nutrients they glean from the land. We do not give our animals any commercial feeds. We supplement our animals with natural products to ensure optimal health.
We practice field slaughter to eliminate stress for our animals. Our pork is professionally processed at a local meat processor, with nitrate- and MSG-free processing available. Whole and half orders are custom cut and wrapped to your specifications, and delivery options are available. Contact us today to reserve your order of superb pastured pork!
Real Food Heritage Farms, Jesse Patzan, Ken Byler, 13698 Mt Highway 200 Sun River, MT 59483. Jesse: (541) 729-2696 Ken: (406) 750-5779
E-mail: email@example.com. Website: www.facebook.com/realfoodheritagefarms
Ross Peak Ranch is
nestled against a national forest, which means that the land
"downwind and downstream from no one." The Scottish
Highland beef that graze on the pasture are available
at two stores in Bozeman (Community Food Co-op and Oak Street
Natural) and one in Livingston (Food Works).
Meat is also available directly from the farm in
whole carcasses, halves, quarters, and eights. (Approximately 400, 200,
100, and 50 pounds of beef.) Each order contains a representative sampling
of cuts from the entire animal. Fifty percent of the order is ground
beef. Mail orders are accepted. However, supplies are limited.
Ross Peak Ranch, Charles M. Howe, 8360 Springhill
Community Road, Belgrade MT 59714.
(406) 586-8884 (phone/fax).
Tami's Grassfed Beef is
raised on Montana native pastures without the use of grain,
hormones, unnecessary antibiotics or feedlots. Our cattle
are supplemented in winter months with high quality alfalfa/grass
hay. Our beef are state inspected and can be purchased
in quantities ranging from a whole beef to an individual
package. Prices vary by cut.
We operate on a first come, first serve
basis, so please call Tami for details to reserve your order.
We are currently accepting orders for Spring 2014 harvest for Montana and Utah orders. Smaller packages will also be available
at that time; contact Tami to reserve your order.
Tami is willing to make deliveries year-round to Billings for special orders upon request. Contact Tami for more information.
Tami's Grassfed Beef, LLC., Tami Bowen, PO Box 84, Worden
MT 59088. (406) 794-1863.
Thirteen Mile Farm has
been producing grassfed lamb for
over 20 years, certified organic since 1999. We are now focusing
on breedstock for the dual grassfed meat/organic fiber community,
along with our full service wool mill. Our original flock
is now at Willow Spring Ranch, expanding and developing under
the ownership of Katy and Rich Harjes. Willow Spring will
be marketing our butcher lambs (www.montanaorganiclamb.com);
for breedstock and fiber/fiber processing inquiries, contact
us. Tender, mild, medium-framed animals that thrive on
grass, grown on our calcium-rich Intermountain Valley soils,
remain our priority.
Our pasture rotation system now includes
intermittent cattle grazing by our neighbor's certified organic
beef herd, as well as a few acres of a vegetable/legume rotation
under the management of a new vegetable farmer. We
have sought this diversity for the benefit of the sheep,
the people, the land, and the lamb. Consideration
of wildlife diversity is a guide as well; we do not kill
native carnivores and protection of multiple waterways on
the ranch is habit.
Thirteen-Mile Farm, Becky Weed and David
Tyler, 13000 Springhill Road, Belgrade 59714. (406) 388-4945,
At Tucker Family Farm we specialize in superior quality pastured pork and grass-fed lamb. Our animals are never treated with routine antibiotics and are never given hormones. All animals are in organically managed pastures.
We raise Berkshire pigs, a heritage breed, acclaimed for their toothsome flavor. Our pigs are never confined, and they are always on pastures containing food - no bare fields. We take pride in the unique diet offered to our pigs. The pigs move between native grass pastures, specially seeded perennial pastures, and fields seeded with flavor-enhancing annual crops. In addition, our pigs are fed fruits and vegetables when in season. Each season offers distinct feeding options and one-of-a-kind flavor opportunities. We supplement our pigs with locally grown organic grains, mixed and ground on farm. Pork, above any other meat, gives one the taste of the place, season, and husbandry style in which the animal is raised. We want you to taste the unique quality of Tucker Family Farm's terroir.
We also sell a select amount of grass-fed lamb, also raised in our select pasture rotation method. Lamb is available from December - April.
Tucker Family Farm, Tyler Tucker, 302 Blair Lane, Victor MT 59875. (406) 370-8779.
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Website: http://www.tuckerfamilyfarm.com.
Uncle Kevin’s Lamb shepherds our lamb in the Shield’s Valley and around the Livingston, MT area. We use many organic practices but are not yet certified organic. We are however, certified through American Grassfed Association and Western Sustainability Exchange. Our lambs are grass fed, grass finished, never fed grain nor treated with any antibiotics or hormones. We raise them in a low stress environment that anyone would love. Also, while many ranches have lambing season happen mid-winter, we plan our lambing season to start mid-April—it’s easier on the animals and means they will soon have fresh green grass to graze on.
We also focus on keeping our environmental impact as low as possible by practicing Intensive Grazing Management, herding our animals into a limited pasture area, where they graze quickly, and then move on. Our grazing practices ensure that plants are not over grazed, and plants have adequate recovery time thereby saving the landscape. All of our lamb is processed at a local USDA certified facility lowering our carbon foot print with less transport needed.
We offer all cuts of lamb, including half and whole lambs, through our website, year round, with flat rate shipping anywhere in the United States, and free shipping on orders over $250. We ship via FedEx 2-day so, you can always be sure your order will arrive still frozen and in prime condition.
Uncle Kevin's Lamb, Kevin Lund, 1106 W Park #182, Livingston MT 59047. (406) 823-0050.
E-mail: email@example.com. Website: http://www.unclekevinslamb.com.
Wild Echo Bison Ranch is a 480
acre ranch of grassy meadows, aspen groves, and forested
hillsides. It is ecologically managed for our bison,
and for the current resident wildlife. Our goal is to
supply quality bison meat while maintaining an environmentally
friendly wildlife sanctuary on the ranch.
We believe that bison should live in a clean environment
and have room to roam without intensive human interference. We don't
treat them with pesticides, hormones, or antibiotics, and they are not branded,
dehorned, or neutered. We let the mothers decide when to wean their calves
and the bison remain a cohesive herd of mixed ages and sexes year long.
Within the limits of our property, we keep them as naturally as possible.
During the growing season, they feed on a variety of mountain grasses
and in winter they are supplemented with quality local hay.
Our bison provide flavorful, quality meat without
the pesticides, hormones, antibiotics and grain associated with corporate
agriculture. Remarkably, the real benefit of raising quality meat
in an ecologically friendly way is that one gets naturally healthy and
happy animals, too.
We sell our meat to the Real Food Store in
Helena, MT, as well as to individuals. We usually sell the meat
as young bison quarters (70 to 90 lbs of meat when cut, wrapped and frozen),
although we will occasionally sell by the pound. All quarters have equal
proportions of steaks, roasts, burger, etc.
We will deliver to Helena or Bozeman, or folks can
come to the ranch to pick up their meat. For those who buy a whole animal,
skull and hide are available at no extra cost. Call or email for
Wild Echo Bison Ranch, Craig or Pamela Knowles, PO
Box 890, Townsend
MT 59644. (406) 202-2377.
Willow Spring Ranch Montana is devoted to producing the healthiest, most mild and tender lamb available. Raised in the mountains of southwest Montana, our lambs grow quickly on rich, green summer pastures and their mothers’ milk. That’s it – never any grain, hormones, antibiotics or chemicals – just good organic, grassfed nutrition.
The ranch is owned and operated by Katy and Richard Harjes. We feel strongly about maintaining a low-stress, natural environment for our animals. We practice non-lethal predator protection using livestock guardian dogs, and seek to maintain a balance between the agricultural and wildlife areas of our ranch. These practices are your guarantee that the meat our lambs provide is the very best for you and has the least impact on our environment.
Our lamb is certified organic by the USDA and certified grassfed by the American Grassfed Association. For questions, or to place an order, send us an e-mail. Visit our website or Eatwild's Beyond the Farm pages for Montana, Washington, California, and the District of Columbia for restaurants and stores that sell our lamb.
Willow Spring Ranch Montana, Katy Harjes, 8363 Forswall Road, Belgrade MT 59714. (406) 587-6311.
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Website: http://www.montanaorganiclamb.com.
Yellowstone Grassfed Beef is the result of a partnership
between two historic Montana ranches, The J-L Ranch, located in the Jefferson
and Centennial valleys, and Two Dot Land and Livestock, south of Harlowton.
Both ranches use the best of many old-fashioned techniques in combination
with the most forward-thinking modern practices to produce exceptional
quality, safe, and delicious beef.
- Grass-fed, grass-finished
- Born, raised, and processed in Montana
- We put the long-term health of the
land ahead of short-term profit.
- We don’t harvest our cattle until quality is at its peak (typically
that’s later than even other grass-fed cattle operations).
- We believe that doing things the right way results in the best quality
We offer direct-to consumer-sales of individual cuts as well as whole,
half, and quarter animals.
Yellowstone Grassfed Beef, Terry Hollingsworth, PO
Box 253, Bozeman
MT 59771. (406) 599-9024.
E-mail: email@example.com. Website: http://www.yellowstonegrassfedbeef.com.