FOOD YOU CAN TRUST
Enjoy the premium flavor of all-natural Montana beef year round from the comfort of your own home.
Know Your Beef
When buying straight from our ranch you will purchase high quality, safe, and healthy all-natural beef. Our animals are raised as they were years ago, because we believe that our customers deserve a product that does not contain preservatives, hormones, or antibiotics. In addition, our cattle are never confined and always out in large pastures. As a customer you can know where your beef is coming from, and how it is raised.
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All of our animals are grass finished on our ranch in central Montana on grass fodder that is grown and harvested in our hydroponic plant. A more accurate description of our beef is grass-fed, sprout-finished. It is undisputed in the health world, the benefits eating sprouts has on human health. The same applies for cattle. Our beef eats the healthiest diet possible, and gain weight remarkably well. This results in an incredible tasting and tender meat product.
By Our Family
McCafferty Ranch is a third generation (with the fourth and fifth generations living on the ranch) ranch outside of Belt, MT that has been family owned and operated ranch since 1926. Living on the ranch is a privilege and blessing. Karl Barth once said, "Few cowboys ever owned much. The primary reward of being a cowboy was the pleasure of living a cowboy's life."
We have a goal to provide affordable, quality beef directly to our customer. This "ranch to table" concept allows the customer to know where their beef came from and how it was raised.
We believe in gentle cattle handling. What does this mean? The majority of our cattle handling is done on horseback vs. motorized ATVs. This is a disappearing practice in modern day ranching. The benefit is a much easier and less stressful environment for the cattle.
Our cattle are fed a high protein/nutrient grass year round. This grass is sprouted Barley and Peas that are grown in our own hydroponic plant right on the ranch. The animals are finished for 120 days on 100lbs of fresh grass fodder each day.
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Grass-fed and finished beef is known for not having consistency in taste and tenderness, especially in the wintery Northern U.S. Traditionally, grass-fed animals are finished on hay (dried grass and alfalfa) during the winter months. Comparatively, hay is not as nutritious for cattle as fresh grass. Animals maintain their weight instead of gain, which impacts the taste and tenderness of the beef.
In contrast, our animals are finished on fresh grass fodder (sprouts), year round. Allowing for increased nutrient intake and weight gain that is comparable to grain finished beef. The notable difference being our animal’s weight gain is in muscle and healthy fats. This results in the best tasting, most consistent, and healthiest grass fed beef you will ever have.
Advantages of grass-fed beef.
-Less total fat.
-More heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids.
-More conjugated linoleic acid, a type of fat that's thought to reduce heart disease and cancer risks.
-More antioxidant vitamins, such as vitamin E.
An excellent source of vitamins and minerals Including:
-Vitamins B12 and B6
To learn more about the health benefits of Grass-fed beef visit beefnutrition.org
Our beef is processed at a USDA inspected facility in Montana. The beef is aged 21 days for maximum flavor and tenderness. All meat will be vacuum sealed for freshness with no additives or preservatives.
Not only did we spend years developing our feed program, we also spent years touring processors all over the state looking for the best ones that uphold our quality standards. Additionally, we have hired a food safety consultant to make sure we adhere to the highest food health standards every step of the way.
To learn more how our beef is cut visit our product pages where we list the cuts and weights.