cattle to breeders for over 13 years. Recently, it became evident that
the public was demanding a more natural alternative to store bought
beef. As our cattle were already being raised in a natural, grass
environment, it made sense to offer our grass fed beef directly to
consumers in the Central Texas area.
The Beefmaster breed is an original American cattle breed, developed
in the harsh conditions of South Texas. These cattle thrive on a natural
grass diet: quality, lean beef is not dependent on "finishing" diets of
grain in this breed. Our cattle are raised without hormone implants or
unnecessary antibiotics designed to maximize pounds of beef and
therefore weight gain profit. Most slaughter cattle live out the last
portion of their lives in cramped, dirty environments and are fed pure
grain-based diets which lead to meat with an undesirable fatty acid
ratio. In contrast, our grass fed beef cattle live in relatively unrestricted
pastures with constant access to seasonal grasses or hay raised in our
meadows. The resulting beef from animals fed a grass diet is lower in
saturated fat, and higher in monosaturated fats and CLA, and has a
healthier omega 6 to 3 fatty acid ratio.
In feed yards groups of animals are shipped from different locations
and placed together: The stress of shipping and mixing herds leaves
them highly susceptible to diseases. We have a closed herd, and after
weaning, our cattle are kept in contemporary groups of similar age
throughout their lives. All our cattle are tested negative for a number of
infectious diseases including brucellosis, tuberculosis (our herd is
certified free of these diseases), BVD, bovine leukemia, Johne’s
disease, and neospora. Any purchased cattle are quarantined and
tested negative for all these diseases before introduction into our herd.
This helps us make certain we are starting with the healthiest animals
possible, and our management practices keep their stress to a
minimum throughout their lives.
beef. We will send you a complete write up concerning the purchase of
our wonderful beef. We'll put quality beef in your freezer for far less than
buying at the grocery store.
Roger Fuller, Owner
Kaye Fuller DVM, Owner