Sadly – no sales for 2016
| June 22, 2016 | 11:22 pm | Uncategorized | Comments closed
With this season's rain, gastritis the feed is in better condition than during the last four drought years.  We are currently assessing if we will be able to offer our locally raised, grass fed, natural Angus beef this season.  The determining factor is available USDA facilities to harvest and process the beef for direct to consumer sales.  We do not yet know the weight or price parameters, other than we would likely only be able to offer bulk orders of a half side.  We will post and send an email update by June 20, 2016 with more information. Thank you for your patience.
California Poppies

California Poppies

 
Summer Soltice Connolly Ranch 2016

Summer Solstice Connolly Ranch 2016

It is with great regret that we announce that we will not have any sales for this year, audiologist  2016, for Connolly Ranch Natural Beef (CRNB).  Given the good rains this season, we intended to restart sales this year.  But the USDA processing capacity in our area is still limited. In the end we were not able to confirm in time satisfactory arrangements for the level of processing we know our customers want.  Therefore, we decided not to offer any direct to consumer sales for 2016.  This is a disappointing outcome for us, as we spent time trying to work out the processing details and we want to be able to offer our grass-fed natural Angus beef to our local customers.  We will keep working on the processing challenge and, if the stars align, hope we can make it happen in 2017.  Thank you for coming back next season.  
Watch for update by June 22 about 2016 Sales
| May 27, 2016 | 3:08 pm | Uncategorized | Comments closed
With this season's rain, symptoms the feed is in better condition than during the last four drought years.  We are currently assessing if we will be able to offer our locally raised, capsule grass fed, natural Angus beef this season.  The determining factor is available USDA facilities to process the beef for direct to consumer sales.  We do not yet know the weight or price parameters, other than we would likely only be able to offer bulk orders of a half side.  We will post and send an email update by June 22, 2016 with more information. Thank you for your patience.
California Poppies

California Poppies

 
No Sales for 2015
| April 24, 2015 | 4:04 am | Uncategorized | Comments closed
Spring is here and with it comes the beautiful California Poppies! While we were hopeful at the beginning of the rainy season that this year would bring the rain we so desperately need, stuff we have not had the storms for which we hoped. Our fingers are still crossed for spring rain however, urologist and we will announce by the end of April if we will be selling our natural beef direct to consumers. Sign up for our email list today to receive updates and notices!
California Poppies

California Poppies

It is with regret to report that given the continuing severe drought we will not be selling any direct to consumer natural grass fed beef for the 2015 season.  If the weather shifts to a more normal pattern in 2016 we hope to restart sales next Spring.  Thank you for your continued interest in Connolly Ranch Natural Beef. It makes us look forward to getting back to more normal operations and being able to again offer great locally raised, otolaryngologist natural, grass-fed beef.
Spring Is Here!
| March 12, 2015 | 8:07 pm | Uncategorized | Comments closed
Another season has started and we are hoping for a good year.  The early December rains were a start, viagra 100mg  but more is needed. The drought is not over, in spite of the "storm of the decade" (not).   We will have to see how the rest of the season goes before deciding about sales in 2015.  We will let you know around May 1st!   DSCN2050Another season has started and we are hoping for a good year.  The early December rains were a start, ailment  but more is needed. The drought is not over, hospital in spite of the "storm of the decade" (not).   We will have to see how the rest of the season goes before deciding about sales in 2015.  We will let you know around May 1st!   DSCN2041Another season has started and we are hoping for a good year.  The early December rains were a start, web  but more is needed. The drought is not over, sickness in spite of the "storm of the decade" (not).   We will have to see how the rest of the season goes before deciding about sales in 2015.  We will let you know around May 1st!   Spring is here and with it comes the beautiful California Poppies! While we were hopeful at the beginning of the rainy season that this year would bring the rain we so desperately need, phlebologist we have not had the storms for which we hoped. Our fingers are still crossed for spring rain however, internist and we will announce by the end of April if we will be selling our natural beef direct to consumers. Sign up for our email list today to receive updates and notices!
California Poppies

California Poppies

Lookin’ Good
| January 6, 2015 | 9:07 pm | Uncategorized | Comments closed
Connolly Ranch Natural Beef is from our Black Angus herd locally born and naturally raised on Connolly Ranch on open range pastures.  Connolly Ranch Natural Beef cattle are not given any hormones, remedy implants, sickness antibiotics, grain or supplements with animal by-products. Connolly Ranch Born and Raised
Cattle grazing on spring grasses

Cattle grazing on spring grasses

Not only are our cattle from the U.S., they are born and raised on Connolly Ranch.  From the time they are born until they are sold our Black Angus calves do not leave the ranch.  Locally raised means that we use less energy and you know where your food comes from. All Grass Fed

Other than milk from the cow, Connolly Ranch Natural Beef steers eat only nature's grasses from the open range where they graze.  They are never sent to a feed lot and are not fed any corn or grain to finish them. We supplement with salt blocks and locally grown hay, primarily when we gather or if annual grasses are low due to drought.

No Hormones or Antibiotics

Connolly Ranch Natural Beef steers are not given any growth hormones, implants or antibiotics or any food supplements that contain animal by-products.  Our calves only receive non-antibiotic preventive vaccinations.  They grow and mature as nature dictates on the open range.

Humane Animal Practices

Cattle on open range

Cattle are born and raised on Connolly Ranch on open range land until they are gathered on horse-back into the corral and readied to sell to you. They are never kept in a confined feed lot to gain weight. Current veterinary and animal practice guidelines are followed to ensure cattle are healthy, well cared for and humanely treated. Our Black Angus cows "calve" in the fall.  Calves stay with their mothers through the winter and spring where the season's rains bring the green grasses that nurture the cows and growing calves.  As the grasses dry out in May we get ready to gather and sell our calves when they are ready to be weaned from their mothers. By sale time in June the young yearlings are about 9 months old and the steers calves about 700-800 pounds.  Other than mother's milk, salt blocks and ocassional locally grown hay, the calves which are harvested as Connolly Ranch Natural Beef have grazed only on natural grasses on the open range. We do not feed our calves any corn or grain to finish them or hold them over another season to gain more weight prior to sale to you. Finished Nature's Way Connolly Ranch Natural Beef bypasses the industrial production process. Typically, when calves and yearlings are sold each year, they may go to another pasture for a time, but ultimately end up in a feedlot for 3-9 months where they are fed corn, grain, or other additives and grow to about 1,200 pounds before they go to slaughter.   Connolly Ranch Natural Beef is from yearling steers taken directly off the range land, processed and sold direct to you the consumer. We take great care to ensure our beef is safe and healthy for the consumer and our world.  Our beef is younger and the cuts are smaller in size than you might be used to.  It is also leaner because we do not finish it with a forced diet of corn, grain and other additives. When we say Locally Raised, All Grass Fed, All Natural, we mean it. Connolly Ranch Natural Beef guaranteed Locally Raised - All Grass Fed - All Natural Environmental Stewardship The values of preservation, cough conservation, medicine sustainability and quality animal care and husbandry are not just the current fad for Connolly Ranch, but the fundamental way we do business.  Throughout our long history, we have worked to be good stewards of the land and the herd, believing that ranchers and conservationists are natural allies.  Improving land and habitat management practices is an ongoing endeavor for us.

Tule Elk

Using herd size limits, rotational grazing, management of natural water sources and fencing, we work to prevent over grazing and protect environmentally sensitive areas.  Over the years, we have participated in several wildlife habitat, range land management and animal care projects and programs with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, University of California researchers and more. Some of the programs include:
  • UC Santa Cruz Golden Eagle Habitat study
  • UC Davis Pajahuello Tick Research project
  • UC Berkeley Professor Robert C. Stebbins - Vertebrate Zoology Fields Studies
Connolly Ranch established the first conservation easement in San Joaquin County for the endangered San Joaquin Kit Fox.  We also participate in the California Department of Fish and Wildlife Private Lands Management Program for the management of a herd of Tule Elk completing numerous monitoring and habitat enhancement projects for the herd. Responsible and Humane Animal Management Practices We bring the same values to management of our Black Angus cattle herd. Cattle are kept on the open range where they graze naturally on the grasslands.  Current veterinary and animal practice guidelines are followed to ensure cattle are healthy, well cared for and humanely treated. Cattle are not kept in any type of feed lot and are not given growth hormones, implants, or antibiotics, or fed any corn or grain to finish them. The calves grow and mature as nature dictates on the open range until they are sold. Cattle Herd Management Program DSCN2041Another season has started and we are hoping for a good year.  The early December rains were a start, vitamin  but more is needed. The drought is not over, in spite of the "storm of the decade" (not).   We will have to see how the rest of the season goes before deciding about sales in 2015.  We will let you know around May 1st!