Welcome to Sicklebar
We raise hormone free, antibiotic free beef, 100% grass fed beef!
beef is about as organic as you can get.
We are hormone free, antibiotic free & 100% grass-fed.
Our cattle are mostly black baldy which is a cross between
Black Angus and Hereford. We
have been raising cattle for over 20 years and have worked hard on
raising excellent genetics focusing on feed efficiency EPDs.
The beef is raised here on the ranch in the high desert area of
Southeastern Idaho. Our facility is very low stress on the animal which
really has a positive effect on the tenderness of the meat. We are big
believers in treating our critters humanely....and the whole process is
very low-stress and painless.
yearlings (16-18 months old) never see a feed lot or sales ring....and
never even see the butcher shop....as they are humanely processed here
at the home ranch....and then transferred to our extended family’s
meat shop in a refrigerated truck where they are then aged and cut and
early Spring feed, from April to June, consists of native desert grass
and then in June the cattle are brought to our home ranch and graze on
irrigated ground until around September and then they return to the
native desert grass until early December.
When the snow flies we feed the cattle an alfalfa/grass hay mix
which is organically grown and non-GMO.
The cattle have free choice mineral at all times and only drink
from clean well water….Even our desert ponds are fed from deep water
Our home ranch
consists of several acres of irrigated ground, working corrals, barns,
bunkhouse and our home. We are set up for intensive grazing and so we can
manage and maximize our grass.
The cattle are moved every 3 to 4 days which allows
for a 12 to 15 day re-growth. Our pasture grass is a mix of 4 different
varieties to accommodate for the different growing seasons.
working corrals are all made out of heavy duty pipe and are designed
with "easy flow" in mind. We installed an old
refurbished Dempster windmill in 2005 and it is set up to
pump stock water using our natural wind resource...which we have a lot
Cow camp is located at the
edge our 1,700 acre desert lease. It has a
large corral system with several pens and a hydraulic chute, an
automatic water system, a calving barn, vet room and a bunkhouse where we
can stay during
calving season. The corrals are well lit for night-time checking
and are built on a slight slope allowing for excellent winter
This desert ground is only 3.5 miles from our home
ranch and is excellent Spring & Fall feed. There are 3 large, well
water fed ponds. The land is cross fenced which allows us to
control the grazing.
Buying Beef From Us:
We sell our beef on the
“hook”….which means you pay for the carcass weight and absorb the
trim amount depending on how it’s cut and wrapped.
An average trim loss is about 25% of the carcass weight. We
sell by the pound based on “hook” weight and we pay for all processing….so no hidden cut and wrap, brand inspection or kill fees.
There is a big
misunderstanding in the industry today regarding custom beef orders.
There is a difference between “live weight” (before
the animal is killed) and “hanging weight” (carcass
hung to age) and then “cut and wrapped weight” (boxed
factor to understand is our hanging weights are based on “cold
weight” ….meaning we let it hang in the cooler for several days
before weighing the carcass. Some
operations base their carcass weight on “hot weights”….which is
the weight immediately after butchering and is about 5% heavier than the
Our cattle are scheduled to be butchered middle
to end of July....making delivery to the Pacific Northwest (Spokane,
Ellensburg, Seattle / Tacoma) and San Jose, CA area around the
first part of August.
This year we are doing a standard
cut unless you specify otherwise.
You have the option of contacting the meat shop directly for
custom cuts and package sizes. We
are using Del Monte Meats
this year for our packaging. Once
you place your beef order, we assign you an animal...and then once it's
butchered, we contact you with the exact weight and details regarding
cut & wrap, delivery and payment. After
the beef ages....it is cut and wrapped and boxed with your name on it
and frozen solid. We
then schedule our delivery date....load the boxes of beef into a freezer
trailer and deliver to your area....usually meeting at a central area
Click on the link below to download pdf file of
Beef Information Sheet
Email - firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone - (208) 221-7032
Thanks for visiting!
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