Grass Fed Beef and Lamb - Naturally Raised Pork

Roan Creek Ranch

Roan Creek Ranch is made up of multiple properties in Garfield, Mesa and Montrose Counties.  The animals live where it is most appropriate for them to be in each season of the year.  For example, the main part of the Momma cow herd spends the winter in Olathe where the winters are mild and they can graze by the river.  They have their calves here and in mid Spring they move to the lower ground at the ranch out of DeBeque.  The heifers spend the winter closer to the farm in Fruita waiting to have their very first calf.  We feel it is important to keep a closer watch on them as they have their first baby.  Then when Mom and calf are doing fine they join the cow herd at the ranch near DeBeque.  In early June the calves are branded and castrated if need be, in preparation for moving to the high country to spend the summer.  The cattle are trailed to their summer ground in mid June, not returning to the lower ranch until mid October.  In November, the cows and calves are gathered, the calves are vaccinated against various local diseases and separated from their Mothers.  We do this by leaving the calves in the corral and turning the Momma cows out again.  They can still visit each other, but they calves may no longer nurse,  Soon the cows wander away and calves get used to no longer getting milk.

Roan Creek Ranch

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