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Pastured Products Directory – Montana

 

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The following farms and ranches have certified that they meet Eatwild's criteria for producing grassfed meat, eggs and dairy products. Contact them directly for additional information or to buy their products:


A Land of Grass raises natural grass-fed beef and lamb because it is good for the land and good for you. We realize everything comes from the sun. We harvest grass, the sun's bounty, in the form of beef and lamb. Low fat, grassfed meat tastes better, too. You can almost taste the sunshine.

We work diligently to provide a healthy product and sustain our land holistically. Our cows and ewes calve and lamb during April and May, so the calves and lambs get to start on fresh spring grass. We do not use growth hormones. We rarely use antibiotics because we keep our livestock healthy (knock on wood!) with proper nutrition and low stress. We will use an antibiotic to save a life, but then will not keep it in our beef or lamb program. You will not consume antibiotics from our meat.

Research shows that grassfed beef contains fat that is actually good for you. Grassfed beef and lamb has more Omega-3 fatty acids, which reduce the risk of heart disease. Grassfed also contains more beta-carotene and up to five times as much CLA.

You can order quarters, halves, or wholes of beef between June and January. We have lambs available, too; just call. We will deliver within 200 miles of Conrad.

Come visit us anytime.

A Land of Grass, Lisa Schmidt, 564 Graham Ranch Lane, Conrad MT 59425. (406) 278-0159.
E-mail: alandofgrass@3riversdbs.net.


The B Bar Ranch in Big Timber, Montana started raising Ancient White Park Cattle to preserve the breed. From our start with 15 cows and a bull in 1989 the herd has grown to over 150 females and a full battery of bulls. We are now ready to sell some of these magnificent animals as beef.

The cattle are almost eligible for organic certification and the land they live on has been certified for over 10 years. No hormones or other growth promotants are used and no low level antibiotic use occurs on our operation. Animals that require treatment with antibiotics for illness are identified and removed from our White Park Beef program.

Harvest begins as the animals and pastures reach peak condition in July and continues while the animals are gaining rapidly into late November or early December, depending on the fall. We maintain records on the identity of our animals from birth to your table. Our USDA inspected local processor does not have the desire or the means to irradiate meat. We offer meat cut and packaged to our customers specifications and package in either cryovac or plastic wrap and white freezer paper. We sell by the head, half, quarter and half quarter, as well as sampler packages of cuts.

B Bar Ranch, Wes Henthorne, 1273 Otter Creek Road, Big Timber MT 59011. (406) 932-4197.
E-mail: weshenbt@mcn.net. Website: www.whiteparkbeef.com and www.bbar.com.


Blue Sage Ranch in Big Horn, WY raises lamb and beef in a natural environment, using low-stress handling and minimal human intervention to provide a wholesome product grown for naturally superior genetics as nature has selected. We also sell eggs locally in multiple markets throughout Sheridan, WY.

Through multi-species grazing and careful pasture management, we raise healthy, productive chickens, sheep, and cattle without the use of additives, supplemental feeds or industrial chemicals. Supporting local produce, merchants and ranchers is a win-win situation. It limits the cost of shipping, excess fuel consumption and other costs to the environment while growing the local economy and improving our overall quality of life.

Lambs and calves are born on pasture in the spring, following the natural cycle of mother nature and all other wild herbivores to limit predation and parasites and maximize a grass-finished product for late fall.

Half or whole beef is available late summer as mixed cuts; select cut orders are available by special request. Half or whole lamb is available early spring as mixed cuts.

Please check our website for prices and order forms.

Polled Hereford bulls are available in the fall to add well mannered, high-efficiency, calving ease to your herd. These bulls do their job easily. We also have full-blood, black head Dorper rams available in the fall with request by June.

Blue Sage Ranch, Caroline Arrott, 66 Kruse Creek (PO Box 273), Big Horn, WY 82833. 307-673-0818.
E-mail: carrottdvm@gmail.com. Website: www.BlueSageRanch.com.


Brock Creek Ranch is located in the mountains of Southwestern Montana. Our property is totally off-the-grid, 12 miles from pavement and bordered by public lands, meaning there is no one up-wind or up-the-road from us. The isolation may be tough for some, but we love it.

Our ranch employs natural rearing methods to raise Icelandic Sheep, Angora Goats, Brahma and Delaware chickens, Chocolate Turkeys and draft horses. We believe that our animals should live in a natural environment and have plenty of room to roam, access to mountain grasses, spring and creek water, fresh air and sunshine.

We do minimal vaccines/worming and our stock are never given steroids, hormones or prophylactic antibiotics. We let our mamas wean their young naturally, and we do not de-horn, dock or brand. Our poultry is pasture-reared, ranging freely during the daylight hours.

We utilize livestock guardian dogs for predator control; the poultry have two Great Pyrenees guardians and the sheep and goats live with three more Pyrenees, a Maremma and a Kuvoz.

We raise all natural Icelandic lamb, grass fed, no hormones, or artificial additives. Icelandic sheep are a mountain breed, which historically have been milder in flavor and leaner than lowland sheep breeds. Their meat is very tender with a sweeter flavor, and is considered a gourmet meat.

We sell lambs to finish @ $2.50/lb on the hoof, or freezer lambs for September/October delivery. Whole lamb only, $4.50/lb hanging weight plus processing. Average hanging weight 35–50 pounds. In addition to our finishing and whole lamb we offer select cuts—buy only what you want!

Brock Creek Ranch, Twila Baker, Brock Creek Road, Garrison MT. [No phone, e-mail only—off grid]
E-mail: twilambaker@gmail.com. Website: www.brockcreekranch.com.


Broken Spoke Yaks is a family operation in the high mountain valley of Star Valley, Wyoming. We have pristine air and water. Our yaks are naturally pasture raised on organic fields. We raise our own hay from these fields also. No pesticides, fertilizers or chemicals of any kind have been used since.

We bought our farm in 1986. Our animals are not fed any grain. They are 100% grass fed. We do not vaccinate or use antibiotics. We rotate pastures for parasite control. Our meat is processed at a USDA facility and has been certified e-coli negative. The meat has been dry aged for 10 days then flash frozen in cryovac packaging. This ensures the most nutritious, flavorful and tender meat.

Please visit our website for the nutritional facts and pricing. You may call 307-887-6638 (or text) or email brokenspokeyaks@gmail.com for further information. Visitors are always welcome.

Broken Spoke Yaks, Gene or Colleen David, 1909 Hwy 241, Star Valley WY 83110. (307) 887-6638 or (307) 887-6639.
E-mail: brokenspokeyaks@gmail.com. Website: http://brokenspokeyaks.com.


Crary Beef holistically raises all-natural, grassfed and finished beef.

These black angus cattle are born and raised on our fourth-generation ranch. From birth to harvest, they are happily consuming omega-3 rich native grasses and forages along Montana's Rocky Mountain Front. They share pastures with a variety of wildlife including grizzly bears, elk, deer, and sandhill cranes.

Our cattle are never confined and are raised with no hormones, no antibiotics, no grain, and no animal by-products. They are always handled in a low-stress manner. We are passionate about producing a nutritious and delicious product while improving and maintaining native grasslands and riparian areas.

Our all-natural, grassfed and finished beef is an average age of 2 years at harvest. It is rich in omega 3 fatty acids (the good fat!), conjugated linoleic acid, vitamin E, and beta-carotene. To enhance the flavor and tenderness, we age the beef with a local processor for 14-21 days.

Our beef can be purchased by the whole, half, or quarter and customized to your personal satisfaction. These are seasonally available late June to October to capture the greatest nutritional benefits of the lush grasses.

Individual cuts are available year-round and can be shipped. The individual cuts are from animals harvested in the fall and stored frozen in our Meat Depot for sale throughout the winter.

Call or e-mail us anytime to talk BEEF!

Crary Beef, Danelle Crary, 891 Teton Canyon Road, Choteau MT 59422. (406) 466-2245.
E-mail: crary@3rivers.net.


EZ Rocking Ranch, located just south of the Montana border, produces high quality grassfed beef and provides a healthy and delicious alternative to the feed-lot beef sold in most supermarkets today. Our beef is raised naturally, without steroids, hormones and antibiotics. Our grassfed beef has a unique, genuine flavor based on a longer, naturally tuned growing cycle. We bring quality beef straight from the ranch to you.

You can order by calling us directly at (307) 682-2968. We offer custom orders, whole, half or split quarters. Your grassfed beef will be dry-aged at a Wyoming inspected or USDA certified plant for at least 14 days for maximum flavor and tenderness. It is then hand-cut, packaged and frozen. We can deliver locally.

We also sell at the following farmers markets:

  • Gillette, WY - Saturdays, August through to killing frost, 8AM
  • Sheridan, WY - Thursdays, mid July to mid September, 4PM
  • Buffalo, WY - Wednesdays, mid July to mid September, 8:30AM
  • Ranchester, WY - Fridays, mid August to mid September, 3PM

EZ Rocking Ranch, Frank Wallis, 1050 Bitter Creek, Recluse WY 82725. (307) 682-2968.
E-mail: f.wallis@EZrocking-Ranch.com. Website: www.EZrocking-Ranch.com.


Feiring's Grassfed Beef is located in the rolling plains of western North Dakota, on the Montana border. We have been raising registered Angus cattle since 1982 and grassfed beef since 2014. We started raising grassfed beef after listening to Dr. Don Huber speak at the Grassfed Exchange in Bismarck, ND. At that point, we decided that if we don’t have our health, then neither will our soil or livestock.

Our cattle are raised in a holistic manner without antibiotics, GMOs, growth hormones, commercial fertilizers or pesticides. They are 100% grassfed and grass finished. We practice low-stress livestock handling to assure our cattle are raised in a stress-free environment. Our ranch has been practicing holistic resource management since 2012. The main motto on our ranch is "If you take care of the soil, it will take care of you!" We utilize conventional and high-density rotational grazing to assure the cattle are on the highest plain of nutrition.

Our products are processed at a USDA federally inspected facility which allows us to sell by the cut, quarters, halves and wholes. We sell our products at the ranch and local farmers markets in the area. We also deliver to Dickinson and the surrounding area.

You can find updates on product availability on our Facebook page: Feiring’s Grassfed Beef.

Feiring's Grassfed Beef, Donnie and Trisha Feiring, PO Box 725 / 16851 21st St SW, Beach, ND 58621. (701) 872-5888.
E-mail: feiringcattleco@yahoo.com. Website: none.

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Humbird Natural Beef comes from a small 1000-acre family ranch in the mountains of Central Idaho. We have irrigated pastures as well as rangeland for our steers to graze. During the winter months we supplement our animals' diet with organic hay. Our goal is to raise a healthy herd of grazers without any hormones or medications and at the same time offer our customers an affordable natural product that can be served throughout the week.

Our steers are short horn crosses of Angus, Normandy, Charolais, and Jersey. They are grass finished, grading out as Choice and Prime and delicious any way you prepare them. There is a 14-day hang on the carcass before the cut and wrap.

We sell the steers as a custom cut order from you of the hanging weight of a half or whole beef. You pay for the hanging weight of the half or whole; the cut and wrap is included in the charge of $3.75 per pound of the hanging weight.

We can deliver in a 500-mile radius or you can pick up the beef yourself. Call anytime if you have questions. Thank you for looking!

Humbird Natural Beef, Tim Kemery, Box 621, Challis, ID 83226. 208-731-0290.
E-mail: tek@custertel.net. Website: none.


Indian Prairie Ranch is located half-way between Victor and Stevensville, against the Bitterroot Mountains. This is not a big, commercial venture, but a small, family run operation. It began as a great idea to re-live some of the romance of the Old West and start up a small herd of Texas Longhorns.

We raise all-natural, Texas Longhorn beef cattle. Our cows roam free year-round on hundreds of acres of lush pastures, grazing pesticide-free grasses and drinking fresh water from streams that meander though our ranch. Our operation is unique in many ways: The cows are raised naturally – they roam freely and eat on grassy pastures and drink from fresh water sources.

  • We provide salt, minerals, and natural food additives "free choice" to be consumed if needed
  • They do not receive any vaccinations, hormones or antibiotic injections like commercially processed beef
  • We supplement with baled hay when grass is not available (due to deep snow). The hay is grown and baled on our ranch without the use of pesticides
  • We DO NOT force-feed grain (most commercial cattle are "hot fed"in the last 90 days of their life)

We credit the unsurpassed tenderness and wonderful flavor of our beef to the way our animals are raised – naturally, free on the range to eat and drink as they please. We invite you to give us a call and schedule a visit to see our unique management style.

Indian Prairie Longhorns, Tom Gingerich, Indian Prairie Loop, Victor MT 59875. (406) 369-0945.
E-mail: tutone252001@yahoo.com. Website: www.indianprairielonghorns.com.


La Cense Beef® is all natural and 100% grass-fed, grass-finished beef. Our quality approach begins with the La Cense Master Ranchers at the 88,000 acre La Cense Montana Ranch located in Dillon, Montana.

Like many organic beef producers, La Cense Beef® is allowed to gain weight naturally. Black Angus cattle are raised to an age of about 18 months without hormones, spending their lives grazing solely pesticide free, natural pastures.

Our all grass-fed beef is not produced from cattle raised by a consortium of other ranchers. In this manner, La Cense is able to oversee quality production and adherence to its standards for humane care, as well as ensure that La Cense Black Angus cattle roam free and are never crowded, which reduces the chance of contamination or transmission of disease.

La Cense free range, grass-fed beef is dry aged for 19 days to round out flavor and enhance tenderness and then hand cut and trimmed with care by skilled artisan butchers. Your order of La Cense dry aged prime meat is immediately frozen and vacuum-packed at the time of processing at a USDA certified plant, to ensure that you receive the highest quality Black Angus dry aged beef online.

Natural grass-fed beef from La Cense can be purchased year-round in a variety of gourmet cuts via the web at www.LaCenseBeef.com or call 1-866-442-2333. All orders placed can be shipped overnight or two-day air.

La Cense Beef®, 124 South Montana Street, 59725. (866) 442-2333.
E-mail: info@LaCenseBeef.com. Website: www.lacensebeef.com.


Mannix Family Grass-Finished Beef raises grass-fed and finished beef on their fifth-generation family ranch in Montana's Blackfoot Valley.

Our beef are born and raised on our ranch from birth to slaughter, and we guarantee they are:

  • 100% pasture raised and grass fed.
  • Never given growth hormones or antibiotics.
  • Hand selected when they have reached optimal levels of fat cover, or "finish."
  • Dry aged for 10–14 days for optimal flavor and tenderness.

We strive to produce beef with the long-term health of our land, our community, and our customers in mind. With proper stewardship our ranch will continue to provide a healthy ecosystem supporting diverse wildlife, healthy soils and streams, a good living for our family, good food for our customers, and contribute to the long term health of our community.

What we offer:
Everything from retail cuts, to bulk burger, beef bundles, halves, and wholes.

How to order:
Order online, and pickup at a drop off location near you; visit us at farmers markets in Missoula, Seeley, and Lincoln; or enjoy our beef from grocery stores and restaurants in Missoula and Helena. Visit the "Find Us" page on our website for an updated list of drop off locations, markets, grocery stores, and restaurants that carry our beef. https://www.mannixbeef.com/find-us.

Mannix Family Grass-Finished Beef, Logan Mannix, 83 Mannix Ranch Drive, Helmville MT 59843. (406) 241-9634.
E-mail: logan@mannixbeef.com. Website: www.mannixbeef.com.


The McAlpine Ranch employs a Holistic management program for raising their organic grassfed beef and lamb. The animals are treated humanely and grow in a natural environment of fresh air, sunshine, and green pastures. They use no antibiotics, growth hormones, chemical parasiticides or genetically modified organisms.

They are no longer direct-marketing their products, but have joined the Montana Organic Producers Co-op. For more information, visit the Co-op's website or call (406) 667-2332.

The McAlpine Ranch, Clay McAlpine, 1836 Bullhead Road, Valier MT 59486.


Meat Montana is an online source for 100% natural, grass-fed angus beef. Local ranchers have been raising cattle and preserving open space in the greater Yellowstone area for over a century. David and Arlene Germann and Sons operate a grass-fed beef cattle ranch in McAllister, Montana.

Our website offers grass-fed beef delivered anywhere in the U.S. Browse the selection on our website and call for free shipping within a 100 mile radius of the Germann Ranch located in McAllister, Montana (about 10 miles north of Ennis, Montana).

Meat Montana, Dave Germann, 483 North Meadow Creek Road / PO Box 158, McAllister, MT 59740. (406) 220-0333.
E-mail: meatmt@3rivers.net. Website: www.meatmt.com.


Mirror KB Ranch raises low-stress, humanely treated grass-fed beef. We do minimal vaccines/worming and our stock are never given steroids, hormones or prophylactic antibiotics on our operation.

We maintain records on the identity of our animals from birth to your table. We offer meat cut and packaged to our customers specifications, packaged in plastic wrap and white freezer paper. We sell cattle to finish your own way by the head, as well as ready to butcher beef by whole, half, mixed quarter or burger box.

Your grass-fed beef will be dry-aged at a Montana or Idaho State inspected plant, then hand-cut to your specifications, packaged and frozen. We can deliver locally.

Mirror KB Ranch, Kim or Kari Baker, 1132 Arabian Lane, Libby, MT 59923. (406) 293-6586.
E-mail: wranglers@mirrorkbranch.com. Website: www.mirrorkbranch.com/grass-fed-beef.html.


Montana's Pride Natural Lamb. The Stenberg Family has been raising sheep in America since the 1800s, and for countless generations before in the mountains of Norway. We take great pride in producing the finest quality Hampshire meat sheep. Our lamb is all natural with no hormones or feed grade antibiotics used to produce our succulent lamb.

Our lamb is sold as a live animal that is delivered in your name to an area locker. You have total control over the type and size of cuts, as well as any procedures. Try our lamb and you will be amazed and the difference real quality makes.

Montana's Pride Natural Lamb, Kathy or Bonnie, St. Ignatius MT 59865. (406) 644-3636.
E-mail: stenberg@blackfoot.net. Website: www.jbarstenbergranch.com.


Montana Sweet Grass Beef buys 6-10 month old calves in the fall from neighbors known to us as cow/calf producers who meet our supply requirements. We have "neighbored" together throughout the years and are familiar with what each other is working to accomplish and how the cattle are raised.

After weaning, the calves are wintered in open pastures along the Yellowstone Valley floor and summered on a tributary of Sweet Grass Creek. From birth, the diet is mother's milk, grass and free choice minerals. No grain, no hormones, no antibiotics and no pesticides are used on these animals. The cattle are free to select a variety of native and tame grasses which nature will vary in abundance in any given year.

Harvest is seasonal and is generally available, as halves or wholes, in the July/August period. Packaging is customized to the customer's wishes. Our preference is to keep our business trade local within approximately a 100-mile radius of Big Timber, Montana. We value our community of businesses and customers and try to contribute to its vitality and sustainability.

Montana Sweet Grass Beef, Marie or Brete Thibeault, 1364 Lower Sweet Grass Road, Big Timber MT 59011. (406) 932-6775.
E-mail: Brete@mtintouch.net.


My Own Beef is a new program created by Montana Natural Grass Fed Beef. The program enables non-ranchers the opportunity to own their own beef cattle. The Owners own the cattle, with Montana Natural Grass-Fed Beef providing the labor and management.

In a nutshell, the program consists of:

  • A person buys one or more high quality purebred Angus cows.
  • The cow is bred, fed, and maintained by Montana Natural Grass-Fed Beef.
  • The resulting calves are grown to market weight and either sold or processed as grass-fed beef for the owners.
  • The heifer calves can be retained as breeding stock in order to enlarge the herd or harvested as grass-fed beef.
  • The owners are invited to visit their cattle and maybe vacation in one of the absolutely most beautiful places on earth.
  • The program can be used as an investment, as a reliable source of beef for your family and friends, or both.

My Own Beef, Jerome or Kathy Stenberg, 36402 Dublin Gulch Road, St. Ignatius MT 59865. (406) 644-3636.
E-mail: stenberg@blackfoot.net.


North Bridger Bison is a family-run, family-owned bison ranch located in the Shields Valley of Montana. We focus on producing the healthiest, most regenerative, most delicious bison meat you can buy.

Our bison spend 365 days a year outside on diverse grasslands. And when it comes time to harvesting an animal, we field-harvest each bison on the ranch—as opposed to putting them on a truck and hauling them to a feedlot or a slaughterhouse somewhere.

Field-harvesting is unique, and it's the most ethical and humane practice—with no stress for the animal and no stress in the meat, which leads to unbelievably healthy and delicious bison meat.

We ship throughout the United States via UPS, and we would be more than happy to answer any questions you have.

We are also strongly committed to conservation, and our ranch is home to a wide variety of wildlife.

To learn more, please visit www.northbridgerbison.com -- or contact Matt Skoglund at (406) 223-1950 or info@northbridgerbison.com.

North Bridger Bison, Matt Skoglund, 29525 Muddy Creek Road, Wilsall, MT 59086. 406-223-1950.
E-mail: info@northbridgerbison.com. Website: www.northbridgerbison.com.


Omega Beef raises grass-finished Wagyu beef. Wagyu is a breed of cattle originating in Japan that produces the legendary “Kobe” beef delicacy, famous for its flavor and tenderness. The Wagyu breed produces a higher percentage of beneficial omega oils than any other breed of cattle known in the world. 

Our Wagyu cattle are raised in the hills of southeast Montana where we ranch with the longstanding practices of caring for the land and water resources. Our cattle are fed grass and water – no growth hormones – no antibiotics.

Our aim is to provide healthy, grassfed and grass-finished beef that is tender, delicious and affordable. You can buy a half or whole beef directly from us. Our grass-finished Wagyu is dry-aged, cut and packaged to your specifications by our USDA butcher. We pay basic butchering costs and we deliver regionally. We have beef available two times a year in July and December. Call to reserve a half or whole beef.  

Omega Beef, Jeanie Alderson and Terry Punt, PO Box 505, 29 Bones Lane, Birney MT 59012. (406) 984-6229.
E-mail: omegabeefinc@gmail.com. Website: www.omegabeefwagyu.com.


Oxbow Cattle Company is a conservation-minded cattle ranch producing natural, grass-finished beef on pastures near Missoula, Montana. Our goal is to provide customers with the highest-quality meat, improve the ecological integrity of the land, and contribute meaningfully to our community. 

Our Cattle: Oxbow cows have never received a grain, growth hormone or antibiotic. In addition to raising our own cows, we purchase grain-free, hormone-free, and antibiotic-free cattle from respected cow-calf ranches in the Bitterroot, Blackfoot, Drummond, and Deer Lodge Valleys. The relationships we build with these traditional ranchers ensure that we can bring the best quality animals to our customers. We graze our cattle on lush pastures within 10 miles of Missoula, where they enjoy a good, healthy life. We treat our cows with respect and handle them without undue stress, for their sake and our own. 

Who We Are: Oxbow is owned by Bart and Wendy Morris. We live in the Missoula area and are deeply committed to the integrity and health of our home. We have a profound respect for the natural world and for ranching, as well as strong convictions about the importance of high-quality local food.

What We Sell: We sell frozen, vacuum-sealed, all natural, grass-finished beef by the pound. Our beef is processed locally where it is dry aged for 10–14 days then professionally wrapped, vacuum-sealed, and flash frozen to make sure it stays fresh in your freezer. We sell our meat by the whole, half, quarter, and eighth of beef, as well as a burger box. We offer discounts for larger orders and encourage groups to get together for the best price possible.

Where to Find Our Beef:  Get Oxbow beef directly from us or in Missoula at the following grocery stores: Good Food Store, Orange Street Food Farm, Pattee Creek Market, and the Burnt Fork Market in Stevensville. Our beef is served at Scotty’s Table, PLONK Wine Bar, The Silk Road, Market on Front and The Buttercup Market and Café. Market on Front and The Buttercup Market and Café also sell frozen Oxbow beef. We also sell our beef at the Missoula Farmer’s Market in the spring, summer and fall; please come by and visit with us.

We realize ordering bulk beef can be somewhat overwhelming, so please feel free to call or email us with any questions or concerns you might have. 

Oxbow Cattle Company, Bart and Wendy Morris, 10950 Oral Zumwalt Way, Missoula MT 59803. (406) 529-3881
E-mail: oxbowcattleco@gmail.com. Website: www.oxbowcattleco.com.


Roaming Bison Ranch is here to offer the most convenient way to get grass-fed, grass-finished bison and beef. We also have pastured Mangalitsa pork available intermittently.

What we offer: We have an assortment of bundles available on our website for our customers to choose from. Pick the bundle that works best for you, order online, and we can ship it to your doorstep (for free!). We ship anywhere in MT, ID, WA, OR, UT, WY, ND, and CO, with other states available upon request.

If you are close by and want to make a day of it, we love having people come to the ranch to see our operation when picking up their order. You can see the bison, the pigs, the friendly cows, and a couple fuzzy miniature donkeys.

Our products are individually vacuum sealed. Only want one steak? No problem! Animals are processed at a local USDA facility, and dry age 14 days before packaging.

About the ranch: We are a built-from-the-ground-up, first generation ranch. We fully embrace sustainable and regenerative agriculture practices. We aren’t battling tradition to implement new ideas as we find them, and the quality of our products is a great example of how effective newer practices can be.

Roaming Bison Ranch is in St. Ignatius, MT. All our animals are slow grown and harvested when they are truly “finished.” Our grass-finished beef (and even bison) have wonderful marbling. Intramuscular fat is deposited in grass finished animals after most of the animals’ bone growth is completed, so age 24–30 months is an ideal time to harvest. No sub-therapeutic antibiotics, no grain, nothing unnatural.

Animal wellbeing and product quality are our main priorities. Everything goes hand-in-hand, and having healthy soil means healthy pasture, which means healthy, happy, delicious animals.

Roaming Bison Ranch, Laura Wheeler, 60756 Watson Road, Saint Ignatius, MT 59865. (406) 546 5197.
E-mail: info@roamingbisonranch.com. Website: https://roamingbisonranch.com.


Ross Peak Ranch is nestled against a national forest, which means that the land lies "downwind and downstream from no one." The Scottish Highland beef that graze on the pasture are available at two stores in Bozeman (Community Food Co-op and Oak Street Natural) and one in Livingston (Food Works).

Meat is also available directly from the farm in whole carcasses, halves, quarters, and eights. (Approximately 400, 200, 100, and 50 pounds of beef.) Each order contains a representative sampling of cuts from the entire animal. Fifty percent of the order is ground beef. Mail orders are accepted. However, supplies are limited.

Ross Peak Ranch, Charles M. Howe, 8360 Springhill Community Road, Belgrade MT 59714. (406) 586-8884 (phone/fax).
E-mail: info@springhillpavilion.com.

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Thirteen Mile Farm has been producing grassfed lamb for over 30 years, certified organic since 1999. We raise dual purpose animals, celebrating both the tender meat and diversity of fiber types that can grow on grass. In early 2018 we sold our wool mill of 14 years to one of the mill employees, allowing us to return our primary focus to the land and animals. Tender, mild, medium-framed animals MT_certified_organic_logothat thrive on grass, grown on our calcium-rich Intermountain Valley soils, remain our priority.

Our pasture rotation system primary includes a sheep grazing/hay harvest rotation, with a few acres of vegetable/cover-cropping rotation. Neighbors’ cattle-grazing is integrated into the system when conditions permit. We have sought this diversity for the benefit of the sheep, the people, the land, and the lamb. Consideration of wildlife diversity is a guide as well; we do not kill native carnivores, and the pastures often host as many wild ungulates (year-round whitetail deer and seasonally, elk) as domestic livestock.

Protection of multiple waterways on the ranch through fencing and/or other management strategies is paramount.

Thirteen-Mile Farm, Becky Weed and David Tyler, 13000 Springhill Road, Belgrade MT 59714. (406) 581-8543.
E-mail: becky@lambandwool.com. Website: www.lambandwool.com.


Wild Echo Bison Ranch is a 480 acre ranch of grassy meadows, aspen groves, and forested hillsides. It is ecologically managed for our bison, and for the current resident wildlife. Our goal is to supply quality bison meat while maintaining an environmentally friendly wildlife sanctuary on the ranch.

We believe that bison should live in a clean environment and have room to roam without intensive human interference. We don't treat them with pesticides, hormones, or antibiotics, and they are not branded, dehorned, or neutered. We let the mothers decide when to wean their calves and the bison remain a cohesive herd of mixed ages and sexes year long. Within the limits of our property, we keep them as naturally as possible. During the growing season, they feed on a variety of mountain grasses and in winter they are supplemented with quality local hay.

Our bison provide flavorful, quality meat without the pesticides, hormones, antibiotics and grain associated with corporate agriculture. Remarkably, the real benefit of raising quality meat in an ecologically friendly way is that one gets naturally healthy and happy animals, too.

We sell our meat to the Real Food Store in Helena, MT, as well as to individuals. We usually sell the meat as young bison quarters (70 to 90 lbs of meat when cut, wrapped and frozen), although we will occasionally sell by the pound. All quarters have equal proportions of steaks, roasts, burger, etc.

We will deliver to Helena or Bozeman, or folks can come to the ranch to pick up their meat. For those who buy a whole animal, skull and hide are available at no extra cost. Call or email for prices.

Wild Echo Bison Ranch, Craig or Pamela Knowles, PO Box 890, Townsend MT 59644. (406) 202-2377.
E-mail: pam@wildechobison.com. Website: www.wildechobison.com.


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Willow Spring Ranch Montana is devoted to producing the healthiest, most mild and tender lamb available. Raised in the mountains of southwest Montana, our lambs grow quickly on rich, green summer pastures and their mothers’ milk. That’s it – never any grain, hormones, antibiotics or chemicals – just good organic, grassfed nutrition.

The ranch is owned and operated by Katy and Richard Harjes. We feel strongly about maintaining a low-stress, natural environment for our animals. We practice non-lethal predator protection using livestock guardian dogs, and seek to maintain a balance between the agricultural and wildlife areas of our ranch. These practices are your guarantee that the meat our lambs provide is the very best for you and has the least impact on our environment.

Our lamb is certified organic by the USDA and certified grassfed by the American Grassfed Association. For questions, or to place an order, send us an e-mail. Visit our website or Eatwild's Beyond the Farm pages for Montana, Washington, California, and the District of Columbia for restaurants and stores that sell our lamb.

Willow Spring Ranch Montana, Katy Harjes, 8363 Forswall Road, Belgrade MT 59714. (406) 587-6311.
E-mail: info@montanaorganiclamb.com. Website: www.montanaorganiclamb.com.


Yellowstone Grassfed Beef is the result of a partnership between two historic Montana ranches, The J-L Ranch, located in the Jefferson and Centennial valleys, and Two Dot Land and Livestock, south of Harlowton. Both ranches use the best of many old-fashioned techniques in combination with the most forward-thinking modern practices to produce exceptional quality, safe, and delicious beef.

  • Grass-fed, grass-finished
  • Born, raised, and processed in Montana
  • We put the long-term health of the land ahead of short-term profit.
  • We don’t harvest our cattle until quality is at its peak (typically that’s later than even other grass-fed cattle operations).
  • We believe that doing things the right way results in the best quality beef.

We offer direct-to consumer-sales of individual cuts as well as whole, half, and quarter animals.

Yellowstone Grassfed Beef, Alice Buckley, PO Box 253, Bozeman MT 59771. (406) 404-6278.
E-mail: info@yellowstonegrassfedbeef.com. Website: www.yellowstonegrassfedbeef.com.


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