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Pastured Products Directory - New Mexico


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:

Cimarron Angus direct markets grass-fat lamb. The lambs are sold right off the ewes and weigh 115–125 pounds. They are sold live or processed from July though September. We use no creep feed or grain for either the ewes or lambs.

Our farm is located in northeastern New Mexico, very close to Interstate 25. The lambs are a new enterprise for Cimarron Angus. For the past several years, our main focus has been direct marketing their open replacement Angus heifers.

Cimarron Angus, Bill and Barbie Goebel, RR 1, Box 41, Maxwell NM 87728. (575) 375-2972.


Coonridge Organic Goat Cheese is a small family run dairy in the "wilds of New Mexico." We free range our goatson hardy high desert browse plants. We have been Certified Organic by the New Mexico Organic Commodities Commission since 1998. We are producer/processor #133.

In 2006 we became GRAIN FREE! University testing verifies our goat cheeses have more than 3 times as much CLA as other tested goat cheeses. Our cheese is naturally preserved in organic oils with spices and is available retail in New Mexico. We also mail order.

Look for us at New Mexico's Wine shows, Memorial, 4th of July and Labor Day Weekends. We also sample and sell at Craft Shows throughout the Southwest.

Coonridge Organic Goat Cheese, Nancy Coonridge, 47 Coonridge Dairy, Pie Town NM  87827. (888) 410-8433.
E-mail: wildsofnewmexico@yahoo.com. Website: www.organicgoatcheese.com (see our video of the goats in the rim rock)

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Gila River Ranch raises American Grassfed Association (AGA) certified Angus beef. AGA standards include no hormones, no antibiotics, and no grain ever.

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We ranch on our 65 acres of irrigated land along the wild and free Gila River in southwestern New Mexico where we also manage 70 acres for The Nature Conservancy using a combination of grazing and non-grazing methods to restore healthy grassland communities.

Our Angus beef herd grazes year-round on natural grass pastures, are harvested humanely and processed at The Western Way, Moriarty, NM and The Old Fashioned Butcher, Arrey, NM. Our poultry are fed certified organic feed and spend their days outdoors eating green vegetation, bugs and scratching in the dirt. We use goats, sheep and good old hand pulling—not herbicides—to control weeds in order to provide the highest quality and best-tasting meat, eggs, and dairy products for you.

We sell our natural grass hay – no chemical fertilizers or pesticides ever!

Visit our website or call us at the ranch headquarters in Gila (575-535-2664 by appointment). We sell custom whole beeves in the fall. Our products are sold in Las Cruces at Mountain View Market and Silver City Food Co-op, Silver City, NM.

Gila River Ranch, Cecilia McNicoll and Wendel Hann, PO Box 189, Gila NM 88038. (575) 535-2664.
E-mail: info@gilariverranch.com. Website: www.gilariverranch.com.

GrassRoots Meats is committed to supplying all natural, grass-finished, hormone and antibiotic-free beef and lamb to health and quality conscious individuals who desire an enjoyable and flavorful alternative to standard commodity meat products.

From birth until market our animals breathe fresh clean air, graze on lush green grass, and drink crystal clear water. Our business is built on the foundation of placing God and family first, and maintaining honesty and integrity throughout all phases of our operation. We like to think of our customers as friends and partners, and we want you to feel comfortable about buying your meat from someone you know and trust. Your comments and questions are welcome.

GrassRoots Meats is located in the San Juan Mountains of southwestern Colorado, but we also have grazing leases in Oklahoma and New Mexico. Our meat is available year round, and is shipped in thermal lined freezer boxes. We can ship quite reasonably throughout the entire United States. Your meat will arrive still frozen and ready to put into your freezer.

Our meat is dry-aged and USDA inspected. Select the individual retail cuts that you want or choose from one of our many packages. The meat is vacuum packaged, in stock and ready to ship, but halves and wholes are available by advanced order only.

For more information, or to order our delicious meat, visit our website or e-mail us. For references be sure to check out the testimonials posted on our website.

GrassRoots Meats, PO Box 429, Pagosa Springs CO 81147. (970) 731-1471 or toll-free (800) 681-2260.
E-mail: grassroots@centurytel.net. Website: www.grassrootsmeats.com

Harold Koehn Grass-fed Beef is a small family farm on the Texas/New Mexico stateline, raising grass fed–finished Devon/Red Angus cross since 2009. They graze on native pasture in the summer and use winter annuals with free choice hay plus access to stockpiled grass the rest of the year.

Our focus is to build soil health; therefore, we use no chemicals on our pasture. Our cattle are raised from birth to market in a gentle, stress-free way, with no grain, antibiotics, or added growth hormones. We use rotational grazing to give the cattle the best choice of grass, practicing this since 1996.

The beef is 22–26 months old when ready to be processed, which is done in our local USDA Texas facility. They are available in halves or as a whole beef. By USDA standards, our beef has been rated as Choice.

Call for availability of our grass finished flavorful tender beef.

Harold Koehn Grass-fed Beef, Harold Koehn, 13034 FM 296, Texline, Texas 79087. (806) 333-2043.
E-mail: hkgrassfarmer75@gmail.com. Website: None.

JX Ranch raises your grass-fed, grass-finished, and 21-days dry-aged lean beef from birth to consumption. They are never fed any grains or corn and do not receive added growth hormones, antibiotics, steroids, animal bi-products, or insecticides.

Our cattle graze their entire lives on our native pastures managed using holistic range management principles. We handle them slowly and quietly, which reduces stress that could affect the quality of your meat. We harvest them at 12–17 months, which results in lean, tender and flavorful meat without all the fat of a more mature animal.

For great savings and to keep your freezer stocked, order your custom-cut quarter, half or whole beef starting at $8 per pound. This price includes everything: lifelong grazing on our ranch, transportation to the butcher (we pay the butcher, you do not), 3 weeks dry-aging, all cuts packaged and individually labeled, and, if you live in New Mexico, free delivery in the fall to Las Vegas, Santa Fe, Edgewood (near Albuquerque) or Alamogordo.

If freezer space is limited, try a 10–30 pound Beef Pack which ships UPS. We deliver these year-round to various locations throughout New Mexico.

My husband Tom and I own and operate the 7,000-acre JX Ranch in eastern New Mexico, along the rugged escarpment known as the Caprock. We are proud recipients of the following grazing awards:

  • Society for Range Management Excellence in Range Management Award
  • Holistic Management International Grazing Award
  • Goodyear/NACD Conservation Awards – Award of Merit for Outstanding Accomplishments in Resource Conservation.

Try JX Ranch Natural Beef and join our satisfied customers!

“There is a reason that I drive 450 miles for your beef. Your beef is simply the very best tasting grass fed beef that I have ever had. And believe me, I have searched for beef of equal quality in both Arizona and Oregon, but nothing can match your beef. Incredibly good flavor. Every time I cook even a hamburger, I am just amazed at how much better the flavor is than other beef I have had."

“Mimi, I’m glad I remembered to re-order before you were sold out. I sure loved the beef I purchased last year and can’t thank you enough for continuing to provide such a good and important product. I like eating healthy and have tried other grass fed beef but none that compares to yours.”

JX Ranch Natural Beef, Mimi Sidwell, 6237 Highway 209, Tucumcari NM 88401. (575) 403-6904.
E-mail: info@leannaturalbeef.com. Website: https://leannaturalbeef.com/

Kretsinger Beef (KW Farms) – We began grazing animals in 1997 for fertility on our organic crops. Over time we have shifted entirely to forage production and finishing cattle on our organic Alpine pastures in the San Luis Valley, Colorado. We use ultrasound testing to assist in genetic selection to produce animals that will be tender and finish well, in a timely fashion entirely on grass at high altitude. By feeding high quality irrigated grasses, forbes, and brassicas we are able to achieve generously marbled beef.

We view our business as a worthy and rewarding collaboration with the communities of soil, animals, and people.  Many of our customers consider themselves vegetarians who break their fast only for righteous meat. We take great pride in raising what they call “meat vegetarians can eat.” 

We strive to honor the animals at every stage - from what they eat to the way in which they are slaughtered. We choose our processor for the quality of craftsmanship, locality, and humane treatment of animals. We are currently using Mel’s Meat Processing, a family owned USDA facility here in the San Luis Valley.

We deliver to Denver, Boulder, Colorado Springs, Pueblo, Santa Fe, Albuquerque, Alamosa, and Monte Vista every other month. Our deliveries are like a combination family reunion and drug deal. You place your order on our website. We meet at the designated time and place. You give us money. We give you meat (which is frozen). Everybody visits for a little while and we all go home happy.

We hope you enjoy your supper as much as we enjoyed growing it.

Kretsinger Beef (KW Farms), Trudi Kretsinger, 7725 Road 1 South, Alamosa CO 81101. (719) 589-0429.
E-mail: kretsingerbeef@gmail.com. Website: http://kwfarms.net.

L6 Cattle Ranches is a family-owned beef cattle ranch located in the beautiful rolling grasslands of central New Mexico near Corona.

L6 Cattle Ranches welcomes with enthusiasm everyone seeking a healthy alternative to grain-fed beef in the feedlots. Our ranch respectfully allows the cattle to graze naturally rotating between large pastures. This process assures new grass growth and helps to control insect life cycle. The animals are allowed to live healthy happy lives, which results in beef full of Omega 3 fatty acid and beef that are not contaminated by acid tolerant e-coli. Our calves are free of antibiotics, hormones

Our product is offered year round on a limited basis. We offer half and full beef. Selected steers are delivered to Fort Sumner Processing with instructions from our customers. Our beef is dry-aged and processed ready for local pickup at the processor or delivery nationwide utilizing Fed Ex.

For more information on our ranch, visit our website or send us an E-mail.

L6 Cattle Ranches, Bill Leibold or Sharie Leibold, 216 Robinson Ranch Road, Corona NM 88318. (575) 849-0006.
E-mail: manager@L6cattleranches.com. Website: www.L6cattleranches.com.

ME Cattle, LLC. – From our Family’s Range to Your Table

As sixth generation ranchers in Southeastern Arizona, we make it our priority to raise superior quality range-raised beef. Our cow/calf operation passed down through the ages allows us to trace back our herd over 100 years earlier to the original cattle ranch purchased by our family who came here by wagon from Texas in the early 1900s. This means that not only are we claiming quality on “this beef,” but on a long line of cattle over the generations.

We strive to uphold integrity in the beef we raise by keeping our cattle free of antibiotics, steroids, hormones and corn, and allow them to live in a low-stress environment of sunshine and plentiful feed. Our cattle are fed off the land from native grasses that have been untreated or tampered with.

Because of the strong immune systems these cows develop being in their natural element, consuming a large variety of grasses, plants, weeds, and browse acceptable to their pallet and beneficial to their diet, and dwelling with equally healthy cattle also means that not only are antibiotics not used but not needed! These things make up what we like to call, the range-raised difference.

We are committed to serving you a better beef for a better way of living!

Range Raised  •  USDA Inspected Processing  •  Locally Grown and Raised

ME CATTLE, LLC., Chance and Iliana Smith, 6981 E Hwy 80, Portal, AZ 85632. (520) 780-4345.
E-mail: rangeraised@gmail.com. Website: www.mecattle.com

Mesteño Draw Cattle Co. produces beef for direct sales to customers.

We sell halves, quarters and 20–22 lb variety packs. We provide pick up points of the cut and frozen beef in Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Moriarty and Mountainair. Shipping to other locations can be arranged. The beef is usually available from November through January.

Our cattle are raised on the natural grasses of the short grass prairie. They graze in a managed system designed to promote rangeland and riparian health. The young cattle are harvested at 7 to 9 months and the meat is dry-aged for 14–21 days. The resulting beef is tender, lean and delicious. Many of our customers rave that it is the best beef they have ever tasted.

Please see our website for further information.

Mesteño Draw Cattle Co., LLC., Joan Bybee, HC 66 Box 118, Mountainair, NM 87036. (505) 379-9294.
E-mail: sales@newmexicograssfedbeef.com. Website: http://newmexicograssfedbeef.com.

At Moonbeam Ranch our Grass-fed beef is pasture raised using no growth hormones, steroids, or antibiotics. We have a small family ranch and only raise as many head as we can without stressing our pastures, the environment or our animals.

We have worked since 1996 to improve our pastures and water sources through the use of rotational grazing and other practices to improve the natural grasses. We believe it is unnecessary, and potentially harmful to give drugs to healthy animals simply for the sake of accelerated production.

We sell our beef each year in October through January. Supplies are limited. We take orders for ¼, ½ or a whole beef. We deliver them to the butcher with instructions that meet the customer’s specifications.

We are located about 40 miles east of Albuquerque, NM. For more information on our ranch, visit our website or send us an e-mail.

Moonbeam Ranch, Linda Rea, 61 Moonbeam Ranch Road, Edgewood NM 87015 87015. (505) 286-0286.
E-mail: linda@moonbeamranch.com. Website: www.moonbeamranch.com.

Ortiz Ranch is a small family-owned and operated business located about 140 miles east of Albuquerque. We specialize in selling grass-fed natural beef (on-the-hoof) to quality-minded customers in the area. If you have neither a trailer to haul the animal nor arrangements for butchering, for additional cost we can take care of these tasks for you by transporting the animal to a licensed processing facility nearby. Then you can arrange to pick up the frozen labeled packaged meat from the processor, or for additional cost, we can deliver the meat to you.

These steers are healthy and wholesome—no crowded feedlots, no antibiotics or growth hormones—they are relaxed free range pasture-fed animals. The meat is absolutely delicious. We believe that after you have bought one, you will want to purchase another one each year for your annual supply of beef. We ask prospective customers to call or e-mail us about prices and specific arrangements. We will reply to e-mail inquiries with a copy of our details and price list.

We also sell farm-fresh eggs, and small quantities of garden produce in season.

Ortiz Ranch, William and Joan Ortiz, HC 67, Box 9, Newkirk NM 88431. (505) 868-9625 home, (505) 799-8108 cell.
E-mail: info@ortizranch.com. Website: www.ortizranch.com

The Pino Creek Ranch is committed to raising the best possible pasture-raised black Angus beef by focusing on animal welfare from birth to the plate.

Our beef is raised naturally, never fed grain, and free of growth hormones and antibiotics. Our cows and calves are always on pasture, never penned or in a feed lot, and have good grass to graze through management-intensive rotational grazing and a low stocking rate.

We sell “on the Hoof” and take orders for ¼, ½ or whole beef. On a limited basis we do have 20 lb. variety packs available. Our beef is dry-aged 14 to 21 days for tenderness and robust flavor.

We only sell what we breed and raise on the ranch. We try to make this a personal and positive shopping experience for you and will support you in every step of the process to ensure you fullest satisfaction.

Farm fresh, free-range eggs are also available year-round and sold from the ranch.

You are welcome to visit our ranch prior to purchasing; we can even provide overnight accommodations – Make an appointment for a farm tour and come see us.

Pino Creek Ranch, Martin and Margrit Honegger, HC67 Box 40, Newkirk NM 88431. (575) 641-5282.
E-mail: info@nmgrassfedbeef.com. Website: www.nmgrassfedbeef.com.

Pollo Real/Real Chicken raises chickens that are grassfed using rotational grazing methods that build healthy soils, preserve water, and do not pollute the air, soil, or water. The birds are moved daily on fresh grasses with fresh air and sunshine.

The chickens are available year round as whole fryers, whole roasters, and cut-up fryers. We offer cut-up parts with whole chicken orders. The chicken can be shipped by UPS or priority mail. Order by visiting their website or by calling the number below.

Pollo Real/Real Chicken, Tom Delehanty, 108 Hope Farms Road, Socorro NM 87801. (505) 838-0345.
E-mail: polloreal@q.com Website: www.polloreal.com/

Rio Culebra High Mountain Beef is owned by cattle producers located in the foothills of the beautiful Sangre De Cristo Mountain Range in Costilla County, Colorado, about 20 miles from the New Mexico state line. Our cattle are grass-fed, and exceed USDA Grass-Fed Standards.

Our producers do not administer antibiotics or growth hormones. Cattle receive no GMO feed, and are raised in a humane manner. They are pastured in the mountains and in the high mountain valley meadows, on alfalfa and native grasses. Our products are beyond organic, but are not certified organic.

Cattle are harvested between 600 to 900 pounds, then the carcass is dry-aged to enhance flavor and tenderness. The beef is extremely tender and delicious—as close to veal as you are going to get. Some comments from our customers include: "It is the best beef I have ever tasted!." "It is so tender!" "You can even cut a round steak with a fork!"

Our products can be shipped anywhere in the United States and can be delivered within a 250-mile radius.

Rio Culebra Agricultural Cooperative, Inc., dba Rio Culebra High Mountain Beef, Juanita Malouff-Dominguez or Eunice Bernal, 401 Church Place/ PO Box 292, San Luis CO 81152. (719) 672-0329.
E-mail: rioculebrorgs@yahoo.com. Website: www.rioculebra.com

Sacred Song Farm is a family-owned and operated, beyond-organic ranch situated in the beautiful Mancos Valley. We use permaculture and holistic management practices to produce the highest quality pastured meats while regenerating the land by responsibly grazing. We feature heritage breed animals selected specifically to succeed in our unique climate. We provide a full range of the highest quality products including 100% Grass Fed Beef, NonGMO Pastured Pork, and 100% Grass Fed Lamb.

In order to achieve our top quality products, the system we implement is simple: we mimic nature. On our farm, we see ourselves primarily as a soil-building enterprise. Healthy soils = healthy animals = healthy people. We raise our animals in their most natural, stress-free state, limiting our inputs to sun, water, grass, and animal movement.

100% Grass Fed Beef. Our Black and Red Angus are never given anti-biotics, hormones, vaccinations, animal by-products, or grain. They are moved daily to new growth to optimize nutrition, weight gain, and marbling.

NonGMO Pastured Pork. Our pork comes from an assortment of heritage breeds that do well on forage, including: Mangalitsa, Hereford, Duroc, Red Wattle, and Berkshire. They are never given anti-biotics, growth hormones, animal by-products, or vaccinations. Their alfalfa/grass diet is supplemented with a minimal amount of locally sourced, non-GMO grain from our neighbors at Bow & Arrow Foods and Wild Edge Brewing.

100% Grass Fed Lamb. Our lambs are all Navajo Churro, a heritage breed that has grazed our Four Corners’ landscape since the 16th century. They are prized for their lean meat and light flavor. Our lambs are never given anti-biotics, growth hormones, animal by-products, or vaccinations. We rotate them regularly on diverse pastures for optimal nutrition and land management.

Pastured Protein CSA We deliver a variety of our meats monthly to the Durango, Dolores, Mancos and Cortez areas to members through our CSA. See our website for more details! 

Our meat is available all year long from our farm freezers or delivered.

Sacred Song Farm, Scott Hauck and Margaret Paradise, 6982 Road 41 Mancos, CO 81328. (970) 570-5270.
E-mail: SacredSongFarm@gmail.com. Website: www.sacredsongfarm.com 


Salazar Natural Meats is the marketing branch for livestock on the Salazar Ranch, one of the oldest family owned ranches in Colorado. We have been ranching in the picturesque San Luis Valley for 6 generations. Currently, we raise grassfed, organic certified beef with principles of conservation and sustainability in mind. We are grassfed certified by the American Grassfed Association (AGA) and organic certified by the USDA.

We currently have a herd of approximately 100 certified beeves that are either contracted to whole foods or sold through our own direct marketing channels. We endeavor to keep all of our animals out of the feedlots! Our processor humanely slaughters the animals just 8 miles down the road.

We deliver beef bundles in New Mexico and Colorado. Additionally, we recently opened a USDA certified meat processing plant in which we produce beef jerky and beef sticks. These products can be ordered from our web-site and mailed anywhere in the United States.

Salazar Natural Meats, Inc., Lucas Salazar, Manager, PO Box 580 / 20756 County Road M, Manassa CO 81141. (719) 843-5264.
E-mail: orders@salazarnaturalmeats.com. Website: www.salazarnaturalmeats.com.


Shepherd's Lamb is a family operation that grows Certified Organic lamb in the old tradition, moving with the seasons. This allows the ewes and lambs access to fresh feed at all times and ensures the long-term good health of the range.

Lambs are born on the spring range, and then the band is trailed to high mountain pastures where they graze all summer on lush native mountain grasses, forbs, and shrubs.

Our product is available year round in limited quantities. We sell whole, half or individual cuts of lamb at Farmers Markets, to natural food stores, and to restaurants in New Mexico, and by mail order to anywhere else! Orders can be placed by phone or e-mail. See our website for more details.

Shepherd's Lamb, Antonio and Molly Manzanares, PO Box 307, Tierra Amarilla NM 87575. (505) 588-7792.
E-mail: shepherd@valornet.com Website: www.organiclamb.com.

Susieville Cattle Company and the Thistle Dew Ranch are located in the Magical Mimbres Valley of Southwestern New Mexico. Our grass-fed and grass-finished cattle are raised on open range and finished on rotational pastures to produce our unique, lean and tasty heritage breed, Criollo beef products available to those who recognize their inherent benefits.

The Criollo beef cattle were first brought to the new world by Christopher Columbus on his second voyage to the new world. Our Criollo have a genetic foundation that was preserved through the years by the Tarahumara Indians residing in the Moris River Region of the Copper Canyon area of Mexico. These cattle have been found to still be genetically similar to those brought by Columbus.

Check out our website for additional information. To purchase our beef, contact Susie at (575) 534-4529 or eickhoffjns@outlook.com. If you are interested in offering Susieville Grass-Fed Beef at your store or restaurant, or in purchasing a beef on the hoof, please contact Susie at (575) 534-4529!

Retail cuts are available in the following southern New Mexico and Arizona stores and restaurants:

Silver City Food Basket
, Silver City, NM;
Bayard Food Basket, Bayard, NM;
Lee’s Rite Way Market, Thatcher, AZ;
Saucedo’s Market,
Lordsburg, NM;
El Rey Meat Market, Deming, NM;
Toucan Market,
Las Cruces, NM;
Village Market,
Hatch, NM;
Bullock’s Market, T or C, NM;
Nature’s Pantry, Alamogordo, NM;
Mario’s Market, Ruidoso, NM;
Smokey’s Country Market,
Capitan, NM;
The Weed Store, Weed, NM;
Proverb’s Farm & Dairy, Hurley, NM.

Wrangler's Bar & Grill, Silver City, NM.

Susieville Cattle Company, Susie Eickhoff, PO Box 590, Silver City NM 88062. (575) 534-4529.
E-mail: eickhoffjns@outlook.com. Website: www.susieville.com/.

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