FAQs

What makes Ranney Ranch beef special?

We are proud to produce specialty grassfed beef: our animals are exclusively range fed and are harvested young, nourished entirely by mother’s milk and the native perennial grasses of our high mesa pastures. Customers say the meat has a flavor and texture unlike any other and we are proud of our management practices that foster ecological resilience in trying times.

How do I know that this is really grassfed beef?

We are proud to be certified by the American Grassfed Association (AGA) and by Animal Welfare Approved (AWA)Certifiers visit the ranch annually to confirm our grazing management and animal handling practices. No hormones or antibiotics have been administered at any time to our animals. And buying direct from a ranch such as ours keeps your food dollars in your community and state, as well as supporting a family ranch operation.

How do these prices compare to beef I can buy at the store?

We offer whole and half beeves. The approximate price per pound of our beef is typically 20% to 25% less than the average price of grassfed beef at the grocery store. Additionally, you would never be able to specify the range of cuts that you do with us.

How will I get my beef?

We have new processing options this year. For customers ordering a whole beef you now have two options.

  1. You may opt to process with Mathew’s Meats in Belen. You will need to pick up your beef at the facility.
  2. You may opt to process with Darrin Burns in Fort Sumner. You can pick up your beef or he will ship the meat via FedEx, an additional cost beyond the price of the beef.

All half beef orders will be processed with Darrin Burns. You can pick up your beef or he will ship the meat via FedEx, an additional cost beyond the price of the beef.

How much space will my order take?

You will need 3 – 5 cubic feet of freezer space for a half beef. This is the size of the entire freezer compartment of a side-by-side refrigerator. Many customers invest in a small chest freezer and find it wonderful to have extra storage for storing garden or farmers market produce as well.

How much beef will I get?
The average beef, after it has been processed, weighs approximately 240 pounds.

What cuts will I receive?

After two weeks dry-ageing, both processors will cut and package the beef to your specifications. At the Ranney Ranch we like to eat the “Rancher’s Pack” but if you would like to custom order your own cuts, you may do so at no extra charge.

RANCHER’S PACK

CHUCK

  • Roast

ARM

  • Steaks cut 1 ¼” thick
  • Whole Brisket
  • Soup Bones

LOIN

  • Rib Steaks   cut 1 ¼”
  • Short Ribs
  • Flank Steaks   cut 1 ¼” thick
  • Skirt Steaks     cut 1 ¼” thick
  • Top Sirloin Steaks    cut 1 ¼” thick
  • New York Steaks & Filet Mignon       cut 1 ¼”

ROUND

  • Bone-in Rump Roast
  • Sirloin Tip Steaks     cut ½” thick
  • Round Steaks       cut ½” thick
  • Pikes Peak Roast (heel of the round, boneless)

GROUND BEEF

  • Packaged in 1 lb. packages   (approx. 30 lbs.)

KABOBS

  • Cut in 2” squares

ORGAN MEATS (unless otherwise specified)

  • Liver   Sweet Breads   OxTail   Kidney

All steaks come 2 per package.

CUSTOM CUTS

Any of these cuts may be requested alternatively as Ground Beef

CHUCK

  • Steaks OR Roast

ARM

  • Steaks OR Roast
  • Brisket
  • Soup Bones

LOIN

  • Rib Steaks OR Ribeyes OR Standing Rib Roast
  • Short Ribs OR Ground Beef
  • Flank Steaks
  • Skirt Steaks
  • Top Sirloin Steaks
  • T-Bone Steaks OR New York Strips and Filet Mignon

ROUND

  • Sirloin Tip Roast OR Sirloin Tip Steak (1/2” OR 1 1/2”)
  • Bone-in Rump Roast OR Rolled Rump Roast
  • Round Steak 1/2” thick OR 1 1/2” thick Check here if you would like them tenderized.
  • Pikes Peak Roast (Heel of the Round, Boneless)

KABOBS

  • Cut in 2” squares

GROUND BEEF

  • A half beef yields approx. 30% ground beef or 30+ lbs. (Ground beef will be wrapped in 1 lb. packages unless otherwise specified.)

We cut our steaks at 1 1/2” as our young tender beef cooks very quickly! (Round and Sirloin Tip may be cut thin at 1/2” if you wish, many customers like thin “breakfast” steaks; or you may leave them at 1 1/2” and cut as smaller steaks. Please note your desired thickness above.) Steaks are wrapped 2 per package unless otherwise specified.

***SPECIALTY CUTS*** (Please mark your choice)

  • Hanger Steaks OR Ground Beef (Tasty when prepared with marinade)
  • Coulotte Steak (Very tender; if requested, it will be cut as a smaller steak from the Top Sirloin Steak)
  • Tri-tip Roast OR Ground Beef

ORGAN MEATS

  • Liver Heart
  • Sweet Breads
  • Tongue
  • OxTail
  • Kidney

How do I order?

Send an inquiry to Joseph Ranney via our order page. He will send you all the details about where to send your deposit and will collect your billing information.