***Raw cream, raw butter, and sour cream will be out of stock or in limited quantity until the end of the month. Thank you for your patience while we wait for some of our cows to calve.*** ***Farm Tours will not be available until fall, when the weather cools down a bit***

Protocols

100% Grass-Fed & Finished

100% grass-fed and finished means that the cattle have been raised on a diet of only grass and other forage, like hay, from weaning until harvest. They have not been given any grain or grain-based feed. This is in contrast to grain-finished cattle, which are typically fed a grain-based diet in the last few months before harvest to increase their size.

"Finished" refers to the period leading up to harvest when farmers focus on maximizing the animal's weight and marbling (the fat within the muscle tissue). In a grass-fed and finished system, this finishing period is also done on grass or forage, rather than on grain.

This method of raising cattle is often chosen for its potential benefits to the environment, animal welfare, and human health. Grass-fed and finished beef is typically leaner and may have higher levels of certain nutrients like omega-3 fatty acids compared to grain-finished beef.

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GMO-Free

At CT Ranch, we are committed to the health and well-being of our animals, as well as providing our consumers with quality, ethically-raised products. That's why we adopt a strict Non-GMO feeding protocol for all our livestock.

Our feed and supplements are sourced from trusted suppliers who have been certified Non-GMO. This ensures that the grains and other feed ingredients we use have not been genetically modified in any way.

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Hormone-Free

We firmly believe in natural growth and do not administer any artificial hormones to our animals. This means our animals mature at their own pace, leading to healthier animals and better quality food products.

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Antibiotic-Free

Our animals rarely fall ill due to their robust health and all the fresh air and sunshine. However, in the extremely rare case that a life-or-death situation necessitates antibiotic use, the animal is immediately separated. This ensures that the rest of the herd remains antibiotic-free and that the treated animal does not enter our meat products.

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No Pesticides or Herbicides

Our pastures exist in a harmonious balance with nature. This equilibrium minimizes the occurrence of invasive species, effectively eliminating the need for pesticides or herbicides. Instead of resorting to chemicals, we rely on the natural ecosystem and our grazing habits to control any potential pests or weeds, ensuring a safe and healthy environment for our animals.
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Nitrate/Nitrite Free

We are committed to providing you with the healthiest and purest food. No artificial preservatives or additives are used in our production process. This strict adherence to a nitrate/nitrite-free protocol guarantees that our food is not only delicious but also wholesome and safe. This choice is rooted in our understanding that nitrates and nitrites, often used as preservatives, can negatively impact health by forming potentially carcinogenic compounds in the body; we choose to prioritize your health by relying on traditional preservation techniques that are free from such harmful substances.
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Humanely Raised

We firmly believe that all animals should be treated with respect and kindness. We adhere to a protocol for humanely raising our animals, which includes the following:

Free Range: Our animals are given unrestricted access to our expansive Texas pastures throughout the year. They are free to graze, roam, forage, and exhibit their natural behaviors in a stress-free environment.

Animal Welfare: We prioritize the health and well-being of our animals. Regular health checks are performed and any necessary medical treatment is provided promptly. We ensure that all animals have access to clean water, fresh air, and sunshine.

No Unnecessary Interventions: We avoid unnecessary interventions. When necessary procedures are carried out, they are performed by trained personnel and under veterinary supervision to minimize stress and pain.

Natural Diet: Our animals thrive on the natural diet they find while foraging and grazing across our expansive landscapes. While we may supplement their diet as needed, we remain steadfast in our commitment to keep things natural.

Gentle Handling: We train our ranch staff in low-stress animal handling techniques. This creates a calm environment for our animals, reducing stress and promoting better health.

Respectful Slaughter: When the time comes, we ensure that our animals are transported and slaughtered in the most humane way possible.

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Pasture Raised

We believe in giving our animals plenty of space to roam and graze in open pastures. This not only results in healthier animals, but also helps us maintain sustainable and ethical farming practices.

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No Vaccines

We are proud to offer meat from animals that are raised without any vaccines. We will never use mRNA vaccines.

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Soy Free

Product that does not contains soy, and/or product from an animal that never consumed soy.

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Sugar Free

Product that does not contains soy, and/or product from an animal that never consumed soy.

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