Now that thanksgiving is over, time for Christmas lights 🎄
We are a family owned ranch located in Addy, Washington. We sell locker beef farm direct, cut and wr
Now that thanksgiving is over, time for Christmas lights 🎄
1st calf of the season today! 🤗
Butcher day is coming soon for our fall customers who have waited a long time for local beef. ✨ We are also excited to offer holiday beef boxes AND shipping coming soon!
Medium rare is okay 😂😅
Don’t know what to do with your Halloween pumpkins? Toss them out to the calves to recycle them! Located in Addy, on Zimmer Rd 💛
Its fine, we're use to it.
Well thanks to everyone’s help and keeping an eye out we caught her and her calf in the corral. She was a bit wild from being alone and wolf tracks all around. She tamed down after a few days of throwing hay to her. We had phone calls from people we didn’t know and messages from people who spotted her. Thankful for all the help 💛
Picked up the last two cows off the range today. This deer died near the corrals a few days ago, today completely gone. Wolves has been chasing the cows this year and we are still searching for the remains of some of the cows that won’t be coming home this year due to wolves. The terrain at the range is very remote and takes time to navigate through. Our range is very recreational between dirt bikers, horse back riders, hunters and campers but there is still wolf activity all around. Be careful!
Excited for when we get our 2021 freezer van delivered!
When the cows chase you for the grain 🤗
Great day out at the range today.
🤗 Finally we caught a good group of cows and calves off the range yesterday after several days of not finding any. It’s been an Indian summer this October and the warmer weather confuses the cows. The cold snap usually alerts them to let them know it’s time to come home.
This is a real life look at how we get cows to come to the corrals. We set up panels on the side of the trail roads for ATV and campers and bait them with hay and grain. We drive around with 3 kids, windows down calling for cows while the cows play hide and seek with us on 12,000 timbered mountainous acres. 😅
Then, when we finally get a cow or cows to respond to our call we get ready to lead them to the corral usually with grain or hay. In this case the corral was set up in a pretty close location to where we found the cows. This is not always the case and we have to try to herd them miles away to the nearest corral we set up.
Next after finally getting them in the corral, we sneak up and attempt to shut the corrals while dirt bikers and campers are driving by spooking the cows and almost always compromising the whole thing. I wish we could just pull up in the stock trailer, open the door and they would just get in, but that’s not reality. 😆
Of course, we didn’t have the stock trailer this day and we had to then drive 60 miles to get the trailer and then do two loads as they all don’t fit in the trailer at once. So while Jabe & Beau sort and haul cows home, it’s the job of the ranch wife to check other pastures, push cows back into fences, fix fences that broke down all with the kids who graciously stick it out in the truck and help out as much as possible. 💛
That’s how Sundays work around here sometimes. There is not a lot of information out there about the realities of cattle ranching and frankly a lot of unrealistic assumptions out there. So we are lifting that vail to give everyone a real look at where their beef comes from and the process from farm to fork. 🥩
🚨Another incident in the same spot as the cow. This time a young bull moose was hit 10 feet from where the cow was hit on HWY 20 East. 🚨This proves the point to watch and be cautious for not just cattle in open range areas but also wildlife.
It’s always Monday 😂
We stayed at the K Diamond K Guest Ranch in Republic, Washington this weekend. They have a beautiful herd of longhorn cows that wander around the property free ranging. Ferry County is a complete open range county so they leave the gates open during the day and push them back in the pasture in the evening. Kathy keeps them off the lawn with her bicycle. It’s so interesting to learn from other ranchers in the area. We also stayed for the Washington State Cattleman’s meeting, where we learned a lot about what’s going on in the legislature. We are back to work now! 💛
Round up has started and sometimes it looks kind of like this!
The kids strapped in the truck and we are off driving around trying to find cattle. Not as luxurious as many people fantasize… Throwing flakes of alfalfa out from behind the truck like bread crumbs so that the cows will follow us to the portable corrals we set up 5 miles down the road. All while cars speed by us at 60-80 mph honking…
Jabe is under tremendous stress while he risks his and the cows lives on HWY 20 to round up cattle. The cattle that he cares for all winter long in 3 feet of snow in the blistering cold. The calves that we have brought inside to the bathroom heater to save their lives. Just to finally make it to pasture season and risk their lives by getting hit on a road or attacked by wolves.
These days there is a vail over where we get our food. No one sees the process of how the food ends up on their tables. No one sees the struggle of ranchers in todays society. One cow and one calf dead within two days from drivers. It can really feel like the world is against you. This business is blessed if it breaks even at the end of the year to start again next year. With the help of local grass fed beef direct sales and social media we are able to lift the vail alittle bit to give everyone a glimpse of the process.
Thank goodness we have family and friends that helps us. 💛 Thank you to our followers that comment and send us messages, I read them to Jabe so that he knows he has people that care. 💛 and thank you for our customers who place orders with us 💛
Sorry for posting so much drama lately, we will get back to the good stuff soon, we hope!
You can get our beef sticks and jerky at Big AL's Coffee Shop. We are looking forward to adding more flavors and local beef snacks this fall ✨
We have Jabe's Beef jalapeno and peppered jerky back in stock! We also have Pepperjack Beef Sticks in 💛
🚨SLOW DOWN!! People on HWY 20 (tiger Hwy) drive way to fast! 😡we blurred the picture to spare you
Where: Tiger HWY before Black Lake
When: Saturday 9/24/22 between 8-9pm
I can’t tell you how many times we are out herding cows by foot or truck on Tiger HWY and cars and trucks speed by at 60-80mph without even caring! SLOW DOWN! Give some space we are trying to get the cattle off the road and many times we have little children in the truck with us! In this particular case, there was three *white, red and black* cows and three calves crossing the road that had just gotten to the road earlier that evening. Someone came through at 8-9pm last night and plowed our cow so hard she is in pieces. She was pregnant and had a calf on her side. The car and driver is nowhere to be found. Please if you have any information about this accident contact us. ❤️
Since we have so many new people moving to the area please read this reminder about our way of life in Stevens County with our Open Range Law:
Open range areas are a part of our Western Way of Life, and they still exist in many western US states. Open range or range areas, reverse the liability to the property owner to put up a fence if they do not want livestock on their property. The cattle can roam freely regardless of land ownership. This does not mean “FREE RANGE” and that all ranchers load up their cattle and dump them on open range areas to graze all summer! That is a highly misunderstood interpretation of the term Open Range.
Open range is a concept that simply protects the rancher from being liable in situations that the cattle wonder out of the lease grounds and onto someone’s property… And in the same sense, if a cow gets hit on the road in the middle of an open range area, the driver is liable.
The point of the fact is, Open Range allows a little leeway for rancher who is 60 miles away cutting hay for the winter-feeding season when cattle wonder on the road so that rancher doesn’t have to drop everything at moment’s notice to put cattle back on the lease land. In many cases, the lease land is owned by the state and highways run through the land resulting in cattle crossing the road constantly.
You can find Open range areas all over stevens county. Next time you drive by a white sign that says “Open Range Area, watch for livestock” you will know you just entered an open range area. So next time you pass an open range sign and see a cow, say a prayer for the ranchers left in this area and slow down!
** 🥡🥡update: teriyaki is now old out!**
2022 Jerky INVENTORY CLOSEOUT SALE
All beef jerky is 50% off right now.
Regular Price $6 now $3 each!
Flavors: Teriyaki 🥡or Jalapeño 🌶🌶🌶
Stock up! 👇👇👇
Order online: www.jabesbeef.com 👈
Then, pick up orders at Big AL's Coffee Shop in Colville
The jalapeño is very hot but has been our #1 seller
Thanks to Washington State Department of Agriculture’s local food supply grant, we will be getting a new (to us) freezer delivery van. 🤩 We are so excited for this so we can expand our business sales with delivery available all over Washington state! Plus we will be expanding to farmers markets and venues all over the state.
The Washington State Department of Agriculture received over 717 applications totaling over $148 million dollars in requests, far exceeding the total amount of $16.5 million dollars allocated by the Washington State Legislature. They must have found us worth investing into. Your tax dollars are helping us bring you quality beef at a fraction of the price the stores charge. 🙌
These types of grants are out there and we like to go after them so that we can bring your tax dollars back to you in savings and beef!
✨To celebrate, we will be selling 1lb packages of grass fed ground beef this November for $4 /lb! The ratio on the ground beef is 90/10! Make sure you like and follow this page to find out when you can get in on this sale.
This fire is getting very close to the Range Pasture where the cows are pasturing for another month. This is located about 10 miles away from Beaver Lodge and backed up to our DNR range. So far it is 0% contained and 1200 acres.
Looking at the future of how the Climate Committment Act will effect agriculture.
Dr. Dani Gelardi of Washington State Department of Agriculture helps us break down the WA Climate Commitment Act & its impact on in this week’s blog: https://csanr.wsu.edu/the-climate-commitment-act-is-coming/
How we find our cows in the Pacific Northwest 🌲
Did you know that a New York Steak is actually the bigger side of the T-Bone Steak? When you order boneless steak option, you will get New York Steak cuts instead of T-Bone Steak cuts. AND the smaller side of the T-Bone Steak is actually the Tenderloin Steak cut.
Some prefer bone-in steaks because they tend to be juicer and have more flavor.
And some prefer New York Steak cuts because it’s more commonly served in restaurants.
Which do you prefer? Bone-in or Boneless steak cuts?
Japanese beetle found in Richland, growing concern for ag products
Thursday afternoon, July 28, the Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) confirmed a Japanese beetle catch found in Richland, more than 35 miles east of the current proposed quarantine zone in Grandview.
When someone forgets to shut the gate
Thanks for your online orders and private messages. We still have plenty of time if your on the fence… until then I thought I would post some answers to some commonly asked questions from time to time.
#1 What does hanging weight mean?
Hanging weight is the weight of the cow carcass after initial slaughter. It's the weight of the carcass after the hide, head and some organs have been removed. The actual meat you will receive is typically 60% +/- of the hanging weight. Hanging weight is also what the butcher shops use to determine their cost.
The average hanging weight of…
🥩whole beef is 600-700 lbs
🥩 half beef is 300-400 lbs
🥩 quarter is 190-220lbs
Our price for a half beef is $3.09 lb hanging weight plus $1/lb for processing fee. We pay all other fees. You pick up from butcher shop. Total cost is between $1200-1600.
This price includes cut and wrap. You select your cuts and ground beef options.
It’s been a busy summer with birthdays and summer fun at the lake. Our butcher date for this fall in November 3rd. We have three bulk order spots open for grass feed beef about $3 /lb plus processing (aproximately $1 lb) hanging weight. Plus we will be getting ground beef back in stock then for smaller orders!
Happy Friday 😊
This week we dropped off salt blocks and checked cows at all the different pastures. Hoping the rain will stay away so we can cut and bale the rest of the hay.
We have grass fed beef whole, half or quarters available for pre order for this Fall. The website is ready to take your pre order! https://www.jabesbeef.com
We feed, raise, and take care of the beef, even drop it off at Smokey Ridge Meats, and pay the butcher fees! All you need to do is pay the invoice (about $4.00/lb hanging weight) and pick up the beef when it’s ready! 100% USDA proceeded USA Beef 🥩
Happy 4th of July Weekend 🇺🇸
Farming, Fishing & Freedom…
Our favorite holiday!
Photos from Beef. It's What's for Dinner in Washington State.'s post
Jabe after a long day of building fence at the range and vaccinating cows all day today.
Branding 2022 🇺🇸🤠
June is National Dairy Month...a great time to educate consumers on the facts surrounding the industry and the every day commitment made by dairy farmers!
This customer purchased 300 lbs of ground beef 🇺🇸
Pre order is available for Grass Fed Beef this fall 2022. Reserve your spot online! Link in comments
When filling out the cut lists when your ordering a whole, half or quarter… keep in mind the less cuts you take the more ground beef you will end up with.
We will be starting the pre orders for this fall soon.
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