Native American Beef

Padres Mesa Ranch

Padres Mesa Ranch
Chambers, AZ
The Padres Mesa Demonstration Ranch is Located on 60,000 acres of a 365,000 acre parcel of recently acquired Navajo Reservation land in northeastern Arizona. The ranch was established in 2009 as a cow-calf operation to provide educational opportunities for local Navajo ranchers and to generate income for the local Navajo community. Practices such as freeze branding, electronic identification, quality mineral provision, vaccinations, low stress handling, and sustainable range land stewardship are utilized on the ranch and through workshops and community events are demonstrated to Navajo livestock owners providing educational opportunities. The ranch currently runs two herds for a spring and fall calf crop where high quality uniform medium framed Angus calves are sired from purebred bulls. In the short time that the demonstration ranch has been in operations it has already had a positive impact on the quality of livestock production in the local community and beyond.

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