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Our cattle are on pasture year-round. In the spring they are on upland pasture; in the summer and fall they graze Sudangrass grown on our farm; and in the winter dry pasture is supplemented with hay, which is also grown on our farm. We use no hormones or antibiotics, and we do not feed any grain.
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Silvies Valley Ranch believes livestock ranching can be paired with abundant, healthy wildlife to set the standard for the nation in best ranching and environmental practices.
Three families with pioneer roots own and manage the farm. The ranch is over130,000 acres of deeded and leased national forest and BLM lands in and surroundingSilvies Valley, nestled in the Blue Mountains of eastern Oregon. The size ofthe property allows for a minimum of 100 acres per head of cattle. Our ranchis Food Alliance certified.
Our line of heritage cattle is a mix of Red Angus and Hereford bred to go tomarket at a weight of less than 900 pounds. This yields tastier smaller cutsand is easier on the riparian meadows where they are bred and raised. We neveruse antibiotics or hormones and our cattle are 100% free from corn, grain andalfalfa. Our choice to take our cattle at the yearling age of 12-16 months producessmaller, tender cuts that distinguish our beef.
Their diet consists solely of native meadow and Silvies Valley hay. This includes12 varieties of naturally irrigated grasses, seven species of clover and over100 varieties of wild flowers. This produces tender lean meat with a higher proportionof good fats and proteins.
Our beef is solely processed and distributed by Nicky USA, Inc. in Portland,Oregon. April through December our beef is available fresh, the remainder ofthe year we provide frozen options. We offer all cuts vacuum packed or up tofull quarters cut to your specifications. Our beef is available for pick up ordirect shipping.