Richards Grassfed Beef
Oregon House, CA
Keller Crafted is excited to be working closely with Richard Grassfed Beef a 6,600-acre ranch managed by Tom IV, his daughter Carrie and her husband Daniel Prelip.
Richards Grass Fed Beef is the first Savory Global Ecologically Outcome Verified (EOV) cattle operation on the West Coast.
A key component of the program is the Ecological Outcome Verification (EOV), an empirical and scalable soil and landscape assessment methodology that tracks positive outcomes in biodiversity, soil health, and ecosystem function, such as water infiltration and carbon absorption.
The Land Has a Voice - Now we know that we can enjoy grass finished beef with incredible flavor that is verified to be regenerating our natural ecosystem functions, increasing biodiversity and reversing climate change.
Richards Land & Cattle is a 5th generation cattle operation in California that is focused on transparency from pasture to plate.
They run a herd of Angus / Murray Grey cross cattle on the foothill property just above the Sacramento Valley fog and below the Sierra snow line. Richards Grass Fed Beef is certified by the American Grassfed Association and is the first beef company on the west coast to receive the Savory Institute's Ecological Outcome Verified certificate.
The Savory Institutes “Land to Market” ProgramA key component of the program is the Ecological Outcome Verification (EOV), is an empirical and scalable soil and landscape assessment methodology that tracks positive outcomes in biodiversity, soil health, and ecosystem function, such as water infiltration and carbon absorption. EOV enables consumers to identify food items derived from livestock managed through practices verified to enhance water, soil and climate. The Richards ranches are thrilled to be a part of EOV program and have already started to see the positive impact on the landscape. The EOV verified mark assures you, our stake-holding partner, and consumer that Richards is indeed ranching regeneratively and improving soil health producing benefits for years to come!
Richards Grassfed Beef mission is to provide the highest quality grass fed beef to our customers and do so in the most transparent and sustainable way possible. Richards Grassfed Beef ranches are dedicated to providing the highest quality care for our animals to reduce stress and ensure proper care and feeding:
- Cattle are grass-fed and grass-finished
- Cattle are born and raised on their family ranches
- Cattle graze on thousands of acres of lush, green, natural grasses
- Cattle are part of a holistic grazing system
- Pastures are never artificially fertilized
- Cattle are never administered additional hormones or antibiotics
- Cattle are not taken to feedlots to be “finished,” – they fatten on natural grass
Grass fed beef is high in beta-carotene, Vitamin E & B, essential Omega 3 fatty acids, Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA), and Trans Vaccenic Acid (TVA). Eating grass fed beef is in line with the right decision for your health, the health of your family and the health of our planet!