At the heart of Parker Pastures is Holistic Management and our land management division.

We manage private and public properties using the principles of Holistic Management.  It is on these pristine and organically managed properties that we raise our grass-fed beef and lamb


Our cattle are 100% pasture-raised, grass-fed, and grass-finished.  They graze on the pristine, lush, and high mountain pastures of our beautiful Gunnison Valley and eat their fill of a wide diversity of plants, drink clean mountain water, bask in the sun, and interact within their natural social system.  Our passion for the Devon breed as well as our passion for Holistic Management combine to create well-marbled, flavorful, and healthy beef that you can feel good about feeding to your family.   Holistic Management means the cattle are also regenerating the ecosystem in which they thrive. Careful pasture management and a late autumn harvest assures that our beef is consistently very well marbled, tender, and delicious.  You can be assured that Parker Pastures does not use any grain, antibiotics, growth horomones, synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, or herbicides.  Our cattle are a Step 4 in the Global Animal Partnership (GAP). 

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approx. $600-$800 total* $100 deposit

$4.10/lb hanging weight  (100-200 lbs). You can expect about 55 – 60% of the hanging weight as cut and wrapped meat.

*Standard Cut only:  Because we offer a split quarter (pieces from both front and hind quarters) we only offer Quarters as a Standard Cut.  This means the butcher will cut it to utilize the animal most efficiently.

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 approx. $1200-$1600 total $200 deposit

 $3.75lb/lb hanging (approx. 200-350 lbs) You can expect about 55-60% of the hanging weight as cut and wrapped meat.

approx. $2400-$3200 ($400 deposit, processing approx. $400)

$3.60/lb hanging (400-700lbs) You can expect about 55-60% of the hanging weight cut and wrapped meat.

We like knowing where our food is coming from and how it lived. I want to eat happy, healthy animals. I think it is better for the world to have more care provided in our food system.
— CSA Customer (3 years)