Here’s Where it all started
As a third generation rancher, our grandfather adopted the holistic management principals in 1987 which were championed by Allan Savory. We are the fifth generation of ranchers continuing with those holistic principles. Many friends inquired about purchasing our holistically raised beef and Canyon Valley Provisions was born in 2019.
Holistic management of a cowherd encompasses many things. Our animals are kept in one herd and are always on the move across the ranch. This provides the rangeland with several key needs; trampling of old growth, aeration of the soil, and ample time for plants to recover.
Grass fed and grass finished are common terms but we prefer to call our beef “wild crafted” because there is more to the animals’ diet than just grass. Yes, our cattle are grass fed and grass finished but that is only a part of the picture. We are blessed to have native rangeland so our animals have access to a diverse salad bar of grasses, forbs, legumes, and woody plants to eat. The flavor and nutrients of our beef is found in that amazing diversity! For instance, each cut of meat is full of Omega3’s, providing you with healthy fats that nourish your mind and body. Our management style also ensures that every piece of meat is completely absent of hormones, antibiotics or pesticides.
Canyon Valley Provisions is excited to offer quality beef to you at an affordable price. It is an honor to be a part of the meals you serve with those you love most and be a small part of memories that will last a lifetime!
Through holistic management, our cattle are kept together in one large herd and moved across the ranch. This allows the rangeland ample time to recover between each grazing cycle, aeration of the soil, and trampling of old growth. We move our cattle horseback and still feel that this is the most effective way to get things done. The Ranchland is native rolling plains and a small portion of former farmland that has been reseeded to native grasses. Livestock graze on various grasses, forbs, legumes, and woody plants such as big bluestem, vine mesquite, sand dropseed, four wing saltbrush, Mormons tea, shinoak, lambsquarters, western indigo, prairie bundleflower, sand sagebrush, and Texas filaree just to name a few.
The cowherd is primarily red angus and other crossbred cows. We are more concerned with conformation than color. Our cows need to be smaller framed efficient grazers that can make a living without supplementary feed. We use linear measurement to choose which cows get to remain in our herd. Linear measurement is exactly what it sounds like; using special tools, we measure the body of a yearling heifer to determine if she stays in the herd. The cattle are provided with healthy rangeland to graze, clean water to drink, and a mineral supplement. They do not receive hormones, pesticides, or antibiotics. We love good horses and still use them to move cattle to fresh grass, and drag calves to the branding fire. We practice good stockmanship and strive to keep our animals calm and content.
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