Linn Ranch 100% Grass-Fed Beef
Here on the Linn Ranch we have been producing healthy and naturally delicious beef for over one hundred years. We love what we do and are dedicated to raising our cattle to the highest standards using the principles of regenerative agriculture, animal compassion, and habitat conservation. Our cattle are on pasture and roaming free for the duration of their lifetime with no hormone injections, no antibiotic prophylaxis, and no grain finishing. We raise our cows the way nature intended, from our meadow to your table. You can taste the difference!
Please call or email to arrange a pickup time at 3900 Linn Drive (please note that this is not the pickup location for our CSA Memberships).
Frequently Asked Questions
Why grass-fed beef?
Cows are herd animals that are happiest when they can roam and graze. The vast majority of beef produced in the United States these days comes from feedlots where the animals are kept in pens and fed grain meant to add weight to them quickly. Our animals are on pasture their whole lives, which makes for happy and naturally well-fed animals. Our beef is downright delicious!
When & where do I pick up my share?
Please call us or send an email to arrange your pickup time. The pickup spot for beef shares is 3900 Linn Drive.
Aren't cows bad for the environment?
The honest answer is: it depends. Cattle produce lots of methane gas as they digest their food, which contributes a significant amount to global warming and climate change. However, they also play a crucial role in the creation of healthy topsoil, which is an even more important element in fight against climate change. Cows are herd animals, and if they are managed using a technique called intensive-grazing they mimic what the native bison did for the American soil for millennia.
In intensive-grazing the herd is kept in one small pasture in order to graze it down completely and then moved quickly to a new pasture. The animals add lots of biological material to the area and they crush plant residue down into the soil surface, which protects it from evaporation and erosion. Lastly, the plants themselves respond to the stress of being grazed by putting a ton of energy into new growth, both above and below the soil surface. The pasture will then be left alone and allowed to completely regrow before the herd returns.
Here on the Linn Ranch we utilize temporary electric fences in the summer months to move our animals around and graze different parts of the ranch.
If you'd like to learn more about building soil, we highly recommend the book Dirt To Soil by Gabe Brown.
How big is a 28lb beef share?
A 28lb share is roughly half the size of a medium sack of potatoes. If you have a small freezer it will take up about half the space. If a share is more than you need we suggest splitting your share with a friend.