Frequently Asked Questions
Do the cows really eat grass their whole life?
Our cattle are grazing on green forage for the entire year. In summer, they eat native annuals and native perennials. In winter, they eat a planted pasture mix of winter annuals.
Do you raise every beef animal?
We wish we could! About half of the animals we process are born on our own ranch (Cold Creek), the other half are sourced from friends, neighbors, and ranches in the local region. Any animal we do not raise is certified by affidavit to meet the same all-grass, hormone/antibiotic/steroid free specifications we uphold with our own.
Where is the processing done?
The processing is done right on our ranch in our very own state-inspected packing house. Since the stress of the cow is one of the top factors of how meat will taste, we ensure that our cows endure as little stress as possible. Having the processing done on our ranch, so we don't have to transport the cows anywhere, cuts down on their stress significantly.
How do you weigh the shares, by the cow's weight or just the meat?
Weighing the cold carcass is 20% higher than what you would actually receive, so we weigh by just the packaged meat total.
Do you deliver?
We deliver our Cow Pool options in the Phoenix and Tucson areas. Depending on where you live, we have a delivery fee. Contact us here to contact us to set up a delivery!
I see you offer other meats like lamb and chicken, are they from your ranch?
The all-natural, hormone free chickens we offer are from our neighbor Josh Koehn. He and Double Check Ranch have partnered up to coordinate resources. We also occasionally have whole pasture-raised chickens and ducks from FARMi, they are located in Gilbert.
I've heard you have to cook grassfed beef differently, because of lower fat content. Is this true and how do you recommend cooking it then?
Yes. Here are our recommendations along with some of our favorite recipes!