Nancy Ranney manages the Ranney Ranch for the Ranney family. In 2003 she put in place a restorative grazing plan, based on planned rotational grazing, and started the Ranney Ranch Grassfed Beef program. She is committed to running the ranch on the soundest, most humane, ecologically resilient principles. She works with Melvin Johnson, ranch manager, to develop ranch grazing plans and conservation programs. She also coordinates ranch workshops and retreats. She is on the board of the Quivira Coalition and is President of the Southwest Grassfed Livestock Alliance. She frequently speaks to groups on the health and environmental benefits of regenerative management and grassfed beef. Nancy has a master’s degree in Landscape Architecture from Harvard University and a background in land planning.
Ranney Ranch's Grassfed Beef model is unique and ideally adapted to the semi-arid landscape of the American West. We offer our range-raised calves at weaning, at seven to nine months of age (compared to the 24 months of age for the average grassfed beef) which means absolutely no finishing is required. Raised only on mother’s milk and fresh native grasses, our beef is supremely tender and flavorful. We do not strain the productivity or the resources of our ranch or neighboring grazing lands to produce our beef, nor do we consume unnecessary fossil fuels raising feed for our animals or trucking them to far flung pasturage.
We are proud of our Animal Welfare Approved (AWA) and American Grassfed Association (AGA) certification. Born out on the open range, our animals are rarely handled and when they are we always treat them gently and humanely. Our ranch is certified annually by Animal Welfare Approved (AWA) which reviews both herd and overall ranch management including wildlife health; the processor of our Grassfed Beef is also certified by AWA. We are certified annually by the American Grassfed Association which assures that our animals consume only grass, no grains, no animal by-products, no hormones or antibiotics.
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