Your source for Quality, Healthy, Natural Beef from my farm on Stump Ridge in the hills of southwest Wisconsin.
Hello. I am Jim Bassett and am proud to produce high quality, natural, hormone-free beef from my farm on Stump Ridge (the "SR" in SRBeef) in the beautiful hills of southwest Wisconsin.
My Hereford cattle are a breed long the building block of the western US. My farm is a WI premises registered ranch and all cattle can be age and source verified. I like to use computer records, a very accurate weighing system and an evening walk through the herd as important management tools.
All SRBeef sold is born and raised on my farm in my unique system based on rotational grazing a wide variety of grasses, clovers and other plants native to this area of Wisconsin. But finished by being allowed to graze standing, unharvested corn - much as the deer, turkeys and other wild animals do! This mostly grass-fed but grazing ear corn finish produces a wonderful natural beef which is low fat and mostly grass fed but very tender and tasty.
My Herefords are a hardy breed generally with good dispositions. They have thick strong hides and winter outdoors in the woods and valleys as they have for centuries. They are never under roof but have the protection of the thick Wisconsin forest and valleys when they want it. They have automatic watering fed with some of the best well water in the world and maintained at comfortable drinking temperature even through the winters.
I have a preventive health program where my very experienced veterinarian (who is a cattleman himself) visits twice a year. My cattle have a very good mineral available to them at all times along with access to sea kelp meal. Cattle receive vaccinations, as we vaccinate our children, but never receive unnecessary medications or especially antibiotics.
My cattle are never confined in a concrete lot but roam pastures and graze mixed forages naturally. Calves are sired naturally. My bull is a registered Hereford bull with some of the best EPD numbers in the breed for qualities like calving ease, low back fat and large rib eye area. Winter hay is purchased from a good neighbor who is a retired dairyman. Bales are wrapped to maintain quality until used. Cows calve in the spring, usually on fresh grass. Herefords are noted as great mothers that usually care for their calves very well.
Calves are weaned in November in a method known as "fence line" weaning where after the fall health exam by my vet and I, the cows go to the left and the calves just go to the right to be on opposite sides of a barb wire fence. This is a low stress method where the cows can check on their calves and calves can see their cows but no longer nurse the cow's milk. This allows the cows to put their full energy into the growing calf inside them while the calves complete the transition by grazing and eating high quality hay on their own. And the natural cycle of growth and changing seasons continues....
My beef is humanely raised and processed, dry aged, and Wisconsin or USDA inspected. Available quick-frozen as split halves (a quarter including some of all cuts) usually around 90-110lb, halves (usually 180-220 lb) or whole (360-440 lb) at selected times of the year.
I guarantee SRBeef will be some of the best beef you have ever had or your money back.
How to Order SRBeef:
At the current time, SRBeef is available only in the Southern Wisconsin and Northern Illinois areas. Current price is $3.90 per pound for a split half which includes approximately 100 lb of all cuts of beef, processed with minimum bone. I have only the best steaks and roasts kept processed. Emphasis is on including a lot of very high quality lean hamburger rather than other cuts few folks use.
To order or discuss a possible order, please email Jim@SRBeef.com, call the farm at the number below or my cell phone, 608-606-5840. Beef is subject to availability. Prices subject to change without notice as required by changing expenses.
More information on and photos of my cattle through the changing seasons will be added to this website as time is available. I might also add some commentary.
For now let me say that I love good healthy beef. Beef that I know where it comes from, how the cattle have been treated and what they have had to eat. Cattle that have led lives as nature intended as they produce healthy, natural and tasty food for us as cattle have for centuries.
Jim's SRBeef, PO Box 455, S-8241 Stump Ridge Road, Viroqua, Wisconsin 54665 Farm Tel 608-624-3900 Email: Info@SRBeef.com