Above Prime Black Angus Beef
Pasture Raised | Dry Aged for 21 Days
No Hormones or Steroids.
About the Beef
Pasture Raised Black Angus
Much of the ranch has been reverted to natural prairie grasses indigenous to the area. These grasses create an environment for native insects. These insects help to break down the cow pies into beneficial compost for the land. We also rotate quail from pasture to pasture to help control the bugs and breakdown manure. Kinda like chicken scratching.
We believe this environment is safest and healthiest for the ecosystem on our ranch, and in turn, healthier and more delicious for you!
21 Days Dry Aging
Snow Creek Ranch’s dry-aged beef has been allowed to hang in a dry, climate-controlled environment for 3 weeks. The dry aging process concentrates the beef’s flavor by reducing the water content through dehydration (and thus giving you more beef for your dollar!). While hanging, the beef’s natural enzymes go to work breaking down the muscle fiber, and tough connective tissue in the muscle, leading to beef that is actually more tender than it would be if grilled fresh.
While most supermarket steaks are wet aged for just a few days Snow Creek Ranch steaks are dry aged for 21 days, so they’re buttery smooth, like a fine wine, with complex flavors and incredibly tender.
No Hormones. No Steroids. Ever.
While a program of regular growth hormones and steroids makes it cheaper (up to 30% cheaper!) for industrial ranching operations to produce beef, we believe it is unhealthy for our cattle, and for you. As a small, independent, family ranch, our goal is to produce healthy cows. That’s why we never use hormones or steroids, and we only use antibiotics when we absolutely have to, like when we have a sick or injured animal.
We’re committed to producing safe beef, fit for our children and yours, even if it costs more to do it. It’s just the right thing to do, and you get a better steak in the end.
Specializing in Rib Eye and Marbling
When you are looking to enjoy the best steak Angus cattle have to offer, you’re looking for 2 characteristics: large ribeyes and excellent marbling.
The Ribeye is our signature steak. And thanks to our herd’s unique genetics, ours are some of the largest around, weighting in at about 1.3LBS. They are also some of the most delicious you’ll ever taste.
In addition to large Ribeyes, our beef has amazing marbling, thanks to our herd’s amazing DNA, combined with a special feed program. This combination produces beautiful Intra-Muscular Fat (IMF, or Marbling). It’s what makes your Snow Creek Ranch Steak so tender, flavor-packed, and healthy.
Grass-Fed, Flax Finished for Health
Our cattle are grass fed on Native prairie grasses which provide a variety of nutrients in their diet. This helps to give them increased honeycombing in their trip (stomach) which allows for better absorption of the nutrients from the food they eat.
We finish them on a specially designed feed program that includes flax seed oils. Research from the Kansas and Iowa State Universities has shown increased marbling and increased omega-3 fatty acids (the good ones) in beef raised with flax seed oils.
So not only does Snow Creek Ranch beef taste better, it’s better for you!
Sustainably All Natural
Snow Creek Ranch all natural beef is hand-raised to meet the highest standards possible for taste, tenderness and marbling!
Raised with no hormones or steroids, our free range beef is grass fed and flax finished.
For 15 months, our cattle are free to graze native prairie grass and enjoy wide open skies. The cattle are given a specially formulated diet designed by Doc, ranch owner and herd founder.
Also, with USDA regulation for terms like “organic” there are potentially inhumane restrictions and requirements. For example, if an animal is hurt from something as innocent as scratching against a tree and gets an infected cut, to keep the herd “organic” you’d either have to separate the animal completely from the herd to treat with a topical antibiotic ointment or you’d have to not treat at all.
Since Cattle are herd animals to separate them would cause them stress. We strive to be good stewards of our cattle and the land. Our goal is to have happy, healthy cattle.
Direct from Our Family Farm
Snow Creek Ranch is a family owned and operated ranch. We (and you) know where every animal comes from… Right here! We are not part of a coop and are not a broker.
Taste the rich difference in our Above Prime Black Angus beef raised the old-fashioned way. Our herd has some of the top bulls and cows in the Angus breed.
Don’t be fooled by the fact that we’re a family farm. Doc (Papa) is one of the premier and most innovative breeders in the biz.
Snow Creek Ranch beef is maximum value and maximum quality for your money. Crazy not to buy Snow Creek Ranch beef!
About Our Ranch
We are Joe and Michelle Kopriva. We live just outside Larkspur, Colorado with our 5 kids, and share the land with our trusty horses, chickens, dogs, and cats. Snow Creek Ranch is our labor of love. For 3 generations now, we’ve been raising and selling the most amazing Black Angus beef available.
This tradition of excellence began when Michelle’s folks, Doc and Glenda, bought a few head of cattle to raise for friends and family on Doc’s ranch near Coffeyville, Kansas. Thanks to Doc’s expertise in genetics, over time the cattle became more and more pure. And more and more delicious.
Today, our family works hard to bring our pasture raised, dry-aged beef direct to you – our customers.
“You run a great business & are a pleasure to work with, so I was more than happy to refer my friends. These are my favorite burgers & I love the steaks & roasts. Thanks so much!”
Marianne – Golden, CO
Steve – Monument , CO