We blend traditional Buckaroo culture with progressive land and cattle management practices to produce quality all-natural grassfed, grass-finished beef in Nevada’s Great Basin. Our grassfed cattle begin their lives with the Winecup Gamble Ranch cowherd, grazing the wide open expanses of the roughly one million acres which make up the ranch. After weaning, they enter our grass-finishing program.
Throughout the grass-finishing phase, management intensive grazing and low-stress livestock handling practices are utilized to optimize grass production and cattle performance. Our grassfed cattle are run together as one herd to improve grazing distribution and fertilize our pastures more evenly. Additionally, cattle are moved to new forage daily to ensure they always have the freshest feed and pastures have adequate time to recover.
Our climate allows us to typically graze our cattle from approximately mid-May until late fall. When the snow starts to fly, our grassfed cattle switch over to high quality hay for their forage needs. Along with pasture and hay, cattle also have year-round access to apple cider vinegar and mineral supplement to meet their nutritional needs. In addition, our cattle NEVER receive synthetic hormones or sub-therapeutic antibiotics.
Genetics also play a key role in producing quality grassfed beef. Our focus on environmentally-adapted cattle has allowed us to develop genetics that excel not only in our range environment with little to no supplementation, but to produce outstanding grass-finished beef when grazed on irrigated pastures as well.