Located 75 miles northwest of Dallas, the Backbone Ranch has been in the family for 48 years and 3 generations. For decades we ran a conventional cow-calf operation, but we were never able to see “the fruits of our labor,” namely knowing that we could consistently provide superior beef to the consumer.
For 2 years, our son, Hays (then aged 10-11) researched ALL the beef breeds, evaluating fertility, temperament, calving ease, birth weights, mothering ability, daily gain to weaning and finishing, ability to finish well on grass, carcass yield, and tenderness and marbling of the beef. It was his research that led us to invest in our purebred Murray Grey Cattle herd, with the intention of selling local, naturally-raised beef directly to you, the consumer.
Our cattle are ranch-raised, gently handled, and fed a natural, varied diet of nutrient dense native grass, Bermuda Grass, Winter Wheat, and Clover. The beef that we sell is free of growth hormones and antibiotics, and our cattle are NOT grain-fed and NEVER confined. Because we do not use pesticides and herbicides on our pastures, our beef is free of these residues as well. Our objective is to provide you with a product that is both outstanding in flavor and beneficial to your family’s health.
Tender Natural Grass Fed Beef is available from Backbone Ranch. Murray Grey Cattle for sale and Murray Grey Beef to purchase.