We are committed to providing delicious & nutritious food to our community. We strive to live lightly on the earth, integrating holistic agriculture practices into our operation and partnering with horses to do much of the work on the ranch. We are a small family-owned and operated ranch in Lavina, Montana. We raise cattle, chickens, pigs, and Icelandic sheep.
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Healthy food for our community
We sell 100% grassfed beef. Head over to our Grassfed Beef page to learn more about our cattle, find cooking tips & recipes, and to place an order today. We currently have ground beef, stew meat, Osso Buco style beef shanks, marrow bones, heart, tongue, kidney, oxtail and liver available by the pound. We also have 1/8th beef boxes (about 50 pounds) available for delivery beginning in March 2022.
We deliver to Billings on the FIRST and THIRD WEDNESDAYS of the month! In the summer you an also find us at the following farmers markets:
- Thursdays 4:30 – 6:30 at the Healthy By Design Market (South Park)
- Saturdays 8am – 12pm at the Yellowstone Valley Farmers Market (across from This House of Books on N. Broadway)
Beginning in the summer of 2022, we’ll also have pastured pork for sale. Lamb will be available in late 2022.
Eggs, soap and wool
During our Wednesday deliveries to Billings, we sell extra eggs from our free-ranging chickens.
Place a custom order for handmade vegetable oil soap or stop by our booth at the farmer’s market to check out our selection (available as time permits.)
Coming in 2023: Wool from our Icelandic sheep!
Our land stewardship practices
The prairie ecosystem responds positively to grazing pressure by herbivores that fertilize and aerate the soil as they move across the landscape. We tap into these natural cycles by moving our herd across the landscape frequently. This creates the potential for healthy functioning grasslands that provide habitat for thousands of species of insects, birds, plants and fungi.
Healthy functioning soils are the foundation for this healthy habitat. Our grazing practices are designed to increase and maintain soil health by…
- boosting microbial activity
- encouraging root systems
- increasing water retention
- storing carbon
- promoting diverse communities of plants, fungi, and animals
Animals that graze on healthy grasslands with a diverse diet produce meat that is more nutritious (nutrient dense) and delicious. Holistic agriculture considers the big picture, and can create better health for the whole ecosystem, which translates to better animal health and better human health.
We are pleased to be certified through the National Audubon’s Conservation Ranching Initiative. Our cattle are grazed on Audubon Certified Bird-Friendly Land, which ensures that our management practices adhere to a set of four habitat, forage, animal welfare, and sustainability standards. Learn more on the Audubon Conservation Ranching webpage.
In recognition of our stewardship practices, we received a Sustainability Certification from the Western Sustainability Exchange. This certification ensures that we:
- Treat animals humanely
- Eliminate hormones and sub-therapeutic antibiotics
- Significantly reduce or eliminate chemicals used in production practices
- Protect open space, wildlife habitat, and water and soil quality
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