Join The Herd

Whole Animal Program – Buy 1/4 or 1/2 animal and save $$ on bulk purchase of our TASTY & HEALTHY 100% grass-fed beef.  Go in with friends and family on 1/2 steer.  $1850 total for 200 lbs. of meat plus bones.  Hung 2 weeks, cut to your specs and Cry-o-Vac packaged under USDA inspection.  1/4 beef costs $975.00 for 100 lbs. of meat plus bones.  Available throughout the year – 50% deposit required.  Heritage breeding enables our animals to fatten on grass where they gain healthy fat & moist internal marbling.

Forequarter – Brisket, Neck Stew chunks, Rib Eye Steak, Short Ribs, Shoulder Steak (London Broil), Chuck Roast, Flat Iron, Shank, Ground Beef, Tongue, Heart and Bones

Hindquarter – Top Sirloin, Sirloin Tip (Kabobs), T-Bone / Porterhouse, Tenderloin, Eye Round (Roast Beef), Bottom Round (Pot Roast), Skirt Steak, Flank, Shank, Ground Beef, Oxtail, Liver

Our grass-fed beef is full of healthy fats and B vitamins – nutritionally superior to grain-fed beef.  You will taste amazing flavor resulting from two years spent grazing high-diversity pasture.  Our rotational methods distribute valuable manure, build healthy soil and maintain different types of grasses and weeds that flourish long into the summer and pull up minerals from deep down in the soil.  Water infiltration and storage capacity are increased on fields that NEVER require application of herbicides or pesticides.

Your advance deposit for your 1/4 or 1/2 beef helps us keep a stock of premium animals grazing at different weights so we always have some coming up to target weight.

LIMITED HERD SHARE PARTNERSHIP

You can own your own steer at Cloverbud Ranch and earn 20% or more on your investment.  Since we do not maintain a breeding herd we select cross-bred Devon / Angus / Hereford yearling cattle (approx 500 pounds) from known source herds and grow them out in healthy, calm, low-stress environment for 18 months until he/she reaches 1100-1200 lbs.  You pay $750 for a yearling and we buy it back from you when the animal reaches market weight.  You are returned your initial investment plus payment on half of the gain.  This relationship enables us to leverage other people’s money over the long production horizon.  The 600 pound gain returns you 300 pounds increase at $1.30 / lb. live weight.  So $750 becomes approx. $1100 in less than two years.  It should be noted that we both share in the risk and that there is no animal replacement policy if it gets hit by lightning or killed by coyotes. This has never happened and is the reason we don’t breed and produce calves on this conservation property where we do not live.

 

HOW IT WORKS – WE PAY ALL COSTS

We pay for hauling from source herd to our Cloverbud Ranch property in Portsmouth, RI where they are rotationally grazed on 55 acres of lush coastal pasture. We cut and bale our own hay for winter feed.  The cattle have a run-in shed for protection from the elements & never receive any antibiotics or growth hormones.  They do get mineral supplements and natural worming with diatomecous earth.  Animals may get a small amount of supplemental grain during winter months.  We pay all feeding and maintenance costs for the entire life of your animal.

Grass Fed Beef at DeansAbout a year and a half later the animal will reach target weight of 1100 pounds giving it adequate marbling and fat cap to age two weeks – tenderizing your beef to its moist and flavorful best.

The animals are loaded and trucked from grazing location, weighed and hauled to humane USDA inspected slaughter and butcher plant.  You are paid your initial $750 plus half of the gain at $1.30 / lb. live weight.  600 pound gain would earn you $390.  Animals are killed, hung 2 weeks, butchered & Cry-o-Vac packaged with E. coli testing of ground beef.  You can take your payment in cash or in beef at our wholesale chef pricingThis represents an excellent value for top-quality 100% grass-fed beef.

We are proud to raise these beautiful animals to the highest standard of natural and humane animal husbandry.  They are rotationally grazed to build soil health and maintain high-quality, diverse, nutritionally rich pasture with no fertilizer, herbicides or pesticide spraying. .  Try New England Grass Fed and taste the best.  Our beef is chosen by Rhode Island’s top chefs including the Newport Restaurant Group.  Now it can be chosen by you.