Hanover Dexter Cattle Company at Rockin’ B Ranch began raising grass-fed, organic (non-certified), registered Dexter cattle on 100 acres nearly 10 years ago. We soon discovered that independent taste tests and nutritional research demonstrated that Dexter beef had exceptional taste and tenderness and outstanding nutritional benefits as compared to larger breeds—even Angus. We still sell by the half and whole, but with fewer families having a dedicated freezer, we began selling Dexter beef in small packages and shipping throughout the U.S.
Our animals graze native pastures of eastern Colorado and are fed a variety of native hays during the winter months. As stewards of nature we never administer antibiotics or growth hormones to our cattle nor ever use chemicals on the land. By moving the herd every 5 days during the growing season we allow the grasses to recover and rejuvenate; the cattle consistently drink from fresh water sources year-round. Spring calves are born in the pastures as nature intended. Cattle are never confined and fed grain or similar supplemental feed unless a customer requests grain-finished and purchases the entire animal.
We have daily contact with all our animals. That familiarity creates a herd that is gentle and contented, resulting in more flavorful meat. The short distance to the USDA processing plant in Colorado Springs reduces the stress of transportation. We ship our variety packaged meat in reusable insulated boxes with reusable freezer bricks, eliminating any chemical concerns with dry-ice. Please contact us for delivery options.
Beef is usually processed in October/November when they are about 20 months of age. Please do not wait until the Fall to order as quantities are limited.