- All Natural
- Free Range
- Flax Finished
- No Hormones or Steroids
- Dry Aged 21 Days
- Direct From Our Family Ranch
- Pure Black Angus
Why don’t you just say you are “organic”? Because that is a USDA-regulated claim. And we do not believe we should relinquish our accountability to the government in any way. Also, with USDA regulation for terms like “organic” there are potentially inhumane restrictions and requirements. Such as, if an animal is hurt from something as innocent as scratching herself against a tree and the cut gets infected, to keep your herd “organic” you’d either have to separate the animal completely from the herd to treat her with a topical anti-biotic ointment or you’d have to not treat her at all. Since cattle are herd animals, we believe it is inhumane to separate the hurt ones from the herd. When called for, we choose to treat hurt animals in the best way possible. We think Doc, as a practicing family medical doctor, is fit to make that call.
Healthy cattle roam. It is inhumane to cram them into a small space and pump them full of antibiotics and recycled proteins. Not only is it inhumane, it is not healthy. Snow Creek Ranch cattle have hundreds of acres to roam. Much of the ranch has already been reverted to natural prairie grasses indigenous to the area. Weeds can’t compete against these grasses, so we don’t need herbicides. We don’t use pesticides to kill the bugs, because we like ’em. The quail especially like the bugs, and Doc loves the quail because they are great for training his dogs on their way to becoming world champion pointers. We believe this environment is safest and healthiest for the plant and animal life and in turn, for you!
Research from the Kansas and Iowa State Universities has shown increased marbling and increased omega-3 fatty acids (the good ones) in beef raised with flax seed oils, so we have added a natural flax seed oil supplement to our program. So not only does Snow Creek Ranch beef taste better, it’s better for you.
No Hormones, No Steroids
Sure, a program of regular growth hormones and steroids makes it cheaper (up to 30% cheaper!) for ranchers to put beef on your table, but knowing some of the ramifications of such a common feed lot practice makes it impossible for us to follow such practices. We’re committed to producing safe beef fit for our children and yours, even if it costs more to do it.
Dry Aged 21 Days
Most beef on the market is not aged at all, and the beef that is aged is sometimes wet-aged. Why does this matter? Have you ever grilled some burger or a steak from the store and were surprised at how much it shrank? It could be that was wet-aged. The aging process naturally shrinks the beef mass. To keep the beef heavier so there’s more to sell, some outfits regularly spray their aging beef with water. Yep, you end up paying for water weight. Not with Snow Creek Ranch beef. You’ll always get a properly dry-aged product for maximum value and maximum flavor!
Direct From Our Family Ranch
Pure Black Angus
Taste the rich difference in our top-of-the-line premium Angus beef raised the old-fashioned way. Our herd has some of the top bulls and cows in the entire breed. Don’t be fooled by the fact that we’re a family farm. Doc (Papa) is one of the premier and most innovative breeders in the biz.