Mother Cows Care for the Young
The Davis Ranch has been producing beef for the past 60 years under the care of Paul and JoAnn Davis on their ranch in west-central New Mexico in the El Morro Valley. Since 2000 Anita Davis and her husband Bob Schafer, have been managing the ranch following sustainable practices and an all natural commitment which does not use synthetic additives, hormones, antibiotics, or pesticides. Our bulls, cows and calves are mostly Angus with a small amount of Hereford mix, fed on the range with native grasses and herbaceous plants. They graze contentedly in the summer on the free range and are supplemented in the winter with alfalfa and oat hays grown locally and in the Rio Grande valley. These practices produce a beef that is more tender and flavorful, with a lower fat content and higher in omega acids. We are dedicated to using the most stress-free practices in handing and caring for our animals. Visitors comment on how calm and gentle the animals are when they help us in rounding up or moving them onto the next pasture.
18 month old Steer Ready for Harvest
In order to sell our beef to the public, we are required to have our animals killed and processed in a facility under USDA inspection. Currently, our only option is in Durango Colorado, where the proper certified procedures are carried out and the packaged beef is ready for sale in approximately 3 to 4 weeks. This includes humane killing, 21-day dry aging just above freezing, separating the halves into steaks, roasts, and ground beef, packaging into labeled cuts, and freezing.
This year another meat processing facility in Belen NM has become available to us for processing quarter and half carcass amounts. These quarter and half carcasses can be processed without USDA certification and are available to the public, but only if purchased before butchering while still "on the hoof". The pricing for these quantities, about 80-100 lbs for a quarter, is $4.80 per pound, based on hanging carcass weight.
Just a few Weeks Old
Our USDA certified Davis Ranch range-fed beef is available for purchase by the public, frozen and packaged, at
El Morro Feed and Seed in El Morro NM,
or it can be delivered by or picked up at the ranch.
A quarter or half carcass purchase will yeild cuts from all parts of the carcass, filets as well as soup bones and ground beef.
The first steers of the season will be ready with ordering and deposit requests due by 5/26/14 and delivery scheduled about 7/20/13. A second group wil be ready to go in October, if there is enough demand. Previous customers, Please let us know if you want meat this season, we generally don't make sales calls.
Please call (505) 783-4564
email: davisranch2 @wildblue.net
for puchase or delivery options.
Anita Davis or Bob Schafer
PO Box 716
Ramah, NM 87321