Ranch-Raised Angus Beef
Sanchez Ranch, LLC raises livestock in a humane manner that ensures to produce the finest quality meat to families everywhere. Our Angus steers and Berkshire hogs are raised the old fashioned way….naturally and by cowboys. Sanchez Ranch is located in Smith Valley, NV, nestled along the Walker River, where our animals are raised in a natural, low-stress, and healthy environment, with:
- No Hormones
- No Antibiotics
- No Steroids
All our animals are raised outdoors, not in crowded pens, in order to sustain humane and traditional agricultural practices.
We lead the industry by offering ranch-raised Angus beef and Berkshire pork to consumers seeking wholesome, all-natural taste.
Our family has a personal investment in our ranch, and we are committed to instilling this passion into our livestock and land.
We uphold all our ranching operations to a strict promise for our livestock to NEVER:
- Be confined to a cage or mass-production facility
- Be fed by-products
- Be injected with hormones or stimulants
- Go without fresh, clean water
- Go without love and attention while roaming free on our lush land
Since 1903, cattle have roamed free on our ranch in a stress-free environment, grazing in green, grass fields and enjoying the luscious natural vegetation found along the Walker River.
Our cattle are NEVER given hormones or artificial growth stimulants. We do not add any fillers or other artificial nutrients to their diet. We let them feed and live naturally, never enhanced, never compromised.
Our ranch-raised beef possess top quality genetics that produce naturally marbled, tender and flavorful cuts. You will see and taste the difference in the first bite!
What is Grass-Finished?
Our grass-fed Angus beef offers the finest naturally-raised beef in the Sierras. The herd is grass-fed and finished on an alfalfa diet for 70 days. Then, the cattle are aged for 10 days. Ground beef from grass-fed cattle naturally contains more omega-3 fatty acids than from grain-fed cattle (three times as much), but is higher in saturated and trans fat.*
What is Grain-Finished?
After spending a majority of their life grazing in pastures of grass, the cattle are finished with proprietary gain/oat diet for 70 days, and aged for 21 days. * This enhances the marbling in the beef, giving it the rich flavor we love.
What's in Your Beef?
Typical grocery store beef, sometimes called commodity beef, is mass-produced. The cuts of beef mostly come from grain-fed cattle, recently confined in a crowded feedlot. Primal cuts (i.e. rib, loin, round) are divided into smaller, fabricated sections, and wrapped for individual sale. Some meat has been “hot-blasted,” - or treated with an ammonia solution to kill bacteria and wash off traces of dirt and blood. Then, the meat is gassed with carbon monoxide, which reacts with myoglobin in the meat to brighten the color of aging cuts.*
(*Sources: Department of Animal Science, USDA)
When it comes to cooking for your family, leave the harmful additives behind and choose ranch-raised beef for your next meal.
What is Berkshire Pork?
As a member of The American Berkshire Association, our ranch is recognized to raise one of the most superior breed of swine, the Berkshire pig. When compared to various boars, Berkshire pigs scored highest of all major American pure breeds in sensory quality, and was ranked first in 19 of 22 quality measures.
Our pork is sold under the 100% Pure Berkshire Pork label, which means the pork has been produced from pigs that are offspring of purebred, pedigreed Berkshire sires and dams.*
What are the Benefits of Pork?
The U.S. Department of Agriculture recently reported that six common cuts of pork found in today’s butcher cases are, on average, 16 percent leaner than 15 years ago.
Pork tenderloin is the leanest cut of pork, and contains only 2.98 grams of fat per 3-ounce serving. Among other nutrients, pork is an excellent source of riboflavin, vitamin B-6, and a “good” source of zinc and potassium.*
(*Source: American Berkshire Association)