Blue Ridge Cattle Co.

Blue Ridge Cattle Co. Small family, veteran owned farm in Cullman, AL raising replacement heifers and bulk freezer meat. Blue Ridge Cattle Co.
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is a farm in Cullman, AL owned by Dylan and Kali Gilbert. We offer replacement heifers as well as bulk freezer beef for purchase in quarter/half/whole cow format.

✨ WHOA CHECK IT OUT ✨ If you are a football fan of any sort, you know about the Kelce-Swift connection that’s been takin...
10/02/2023

✨ WHOA CHECK IT OUT ✨

If you are a football fan of any sort, you know about the Kelce-Swift connection that’s been taking over the NFL and Swiftie Nation.

✨Apparently✨ conversation was overheard between Taylor Swift and the mother of star Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce, in the Kelce family suite at Arrowhead Stadium on Sunday afternoon during the Chicago Bears game.

After celebrating Kelce’s touchdown in their 41-10 win over the Chicago Bears, it is reported that Taylor leaned over to Donna Kelce and said, “Blue Ridge Cattle Co. in Cullman, AL is your best choice for Freezer Beef!!”

Okay…. So maybe that didn’t actually happen but just because Taylor doesn’t know about us yet doesn’t mean y’all can’t share about us so one day she can, right? 😉🥩
Cattle byproducts and football go hand in hand (no pun intended there 😂) and our beef will make any gameday a great one. What is stopping you from getting on our list for freezer beef for next season? We are filling slots now for 2024 processing dates. Reach out to us if you have any questions! ☺️

We haven’t shared in a while but we just wanted to stop by and say hi! We have some exciting stuff in the works here at ...
09/21/2023

We haven’t shared in a while but we just wanted to stop by and say hi! We have some exciting stuff in the works here at Blue Ridge CC keeping us a bit distracted from our socials but we are still here doin’ our thing! 🤩 We’ll keep y’all updated! 🥩 but in the meantime, enjoy these two cutie-patooties. Honey (left #11 - affectionally called honey-bun 🍯) and Stetson (right - #10) 🥰

22 years ago today, four coordinated Islamist su***de terrorist attacks were carried out by al-Qaeda against the United ...
09/12/2023

22 years ago today, four coordinated Islamist su***de terrorist attacks were carried out by al-Qaeda against the United States. Lives all across America and the world were forever changed in an instant.
The resolve, perseverance and unity shown in the days and years following the attack to ensure the American spirit never wavered and to preserve our freedom is why America is the greatest country on earth. Our family is forever grateful for the sacrifices made by our fellow Americans and we will never forget the lives lost or impacted by 9/11.

✨Check it out!!✨Blue Ridge Cattle Co. is making its way all the way out to Idaho and Oregon thanks to this awesomely sup...
08/20/2023

✨Check it out!!✨
Blue Ridge Cattle Co. is making its way all the way out to Idaho and Oregon thanks to this awesomely supportive family here! Thank you SO much to everyone who supports us. It motivates us to keep growing, getting better and producing quality beef for y’all. We love what we do but we love even more that we have the opportunity to gain your trust and give you a product that is worth your investment.

⭐️If you have any B/R CC merch (or even some delicious photos of beef you have purchased!) share it with us in the comments below. We’d love to see you rockin’ that awesome hat/shirt or enjoying a beef product from our farm. 🤗

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We also have various styles of hats and shirts left at this time as well as we are working on our 2024 list of freezer beef clients.
If interested, comment below or send us a message and we’ll get you hooked up and lookin’ good or get your freezer stocked up and ready to go. 😉

Take some time out of your day to stop by your local county extension office (locations can be found here —> https://ssl...
08/13/2023

Take some time out of your day to stop by your local county extension office (locations can be found here —> https://ssl.acesag.auburn.edu/directory-new/) to vote for ✅YES✅ on the Alabama State Beef Checkoff! We will be!! 🗳️🥩

The Alabama Beef Checkoff Program goes to work:
· Providing livestock activities for youth.
· Funding beef cattle research projects.
· Developing future leaders through the Young Cattlemen's Leadership Program
· Promoting beef in Alabama.
· Certifying producers through Beef Quality Assurance trainings.
· Educating consumers about beef from pasture to plate.
· Educating the next generation of cattlemen.
· Training an Issues Team for times of crisis.
· Representing Alabama at the Young Cattlemen's Conference.
· ...and so much more!

To continue the work of these programs, we encourage Alabama cattle owners to CHECK YES ✅ on August 24 at County Extension Offices statewide. Learn more about the upcoming referendum at www.BamaBeef.org/Vote.

Explore Checkoff information here >> www.BamaBeef.org/Checkoff
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Celebrate Sweet Grown Alabama Day by supporting locals! Or, by placing a bulk meat purchase order with your favorite Swe...
07/21/2023

Celebrate Sweet Grown Alabama Day by supporting locals! Or, by placing a bulk meat purchase order with your favorite Sweet Grown Alabama member, B/R CC. 😉🥩

THIS SATURDAY! Get ready to join us July 22 to celebrate ‘Sweet Grown Alabama Day!’ It’s as simple as visiting your local farmers market, supporting a farmer by purchasing local products, cooking with local products, snapping a photo and tagging us on social media. One lucky person will win a Sweet Grown Alabama prize pack filled with local products!

Visit https://www.sweetgrownalabama.org/posts/2023/07/07/sweet-grown-alabama-day to find out which farmers markets are hosting special events.

07/15/2023
We had a lot of great response from this so we’ve decided to do a pre-order for more! With a pre-order, you are able to ...
07/06/2023

We had a lot of great response from this so we’ve decided to do a pre-order for more! With a pre-order, you are able to purchase the specific color and size you’d like. I will drop the color photos in the comments below. We also still have remaining colors available for purchase now with shirts and hats. Let us know if you want to purchase, the update of sizes and colors are listed here. ⬇️
REMAINING MERCH:
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(1) Large green shirt
(1) medium light grey shirt
(1) large light grey shirt
(1) medium charcoal shirt
(1) medium tan shirt
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(2) grey front/white back
(2) black front/white back
(2) brown front/white back

Happy Fourth of July! Stay safe out there, enjoy time with your families and shop local. ❤️🥩🇺🇸
07/04/2023

Happy Fourth of July! Stay safe out there, enjoy time with your families and shop local. ❤️🥩🇺🇸

Happy Independence Day!🇺🇸🎆

Don’t forget to make Sweet Grown Alabama products part of your Fourth of July celebrations!

📸: Rockin’ U Farm

Surprise! We have B/R CC merch!! 🤩We have limited quantities because we just wanted to try them out to see what kind of ...
07/01/2023

Surprise! We have B/R CC merch!! 🤩
We have limited quantities because we just wanted to try them out to see what kind of response we’d get. If it goes well, we will re-order more!
👕 Shirts: ONE M, L, XL in each color.
Colors are green, light (Heather) grey, charcoal grey and tan. Gildan soft style. $20 each. **size and color availability updated under the shirt’s photo!**
🧢 Hats: Richardson 112 with leather patch. quantities of each will be updated under their photo! $25.
Grab them before they’re gone! 🙂 DM or comment below for purchase.

Happy Fourth of July weekend, B/R CC friends! We hope you are staying cool and have plans to enjoy the weekend doing som...
06/30/2023

Happy Fourth of July weekend, B/R CC friends! We hope you are staying cool and have plans to enjoy the weekend doing something you love while celebrating our nation’s independence. While we don’t have time now to get you set up with fresh beef to celebrate the weekend with, we have availability later this year to fill your freezer for future celebrations!

🥩ONE🥩 steer is available for processing this year, this will be our last available until 2024.
This can be bought as a whole, divided into 2 halves or divided into 4 quarters.
Let us know if you are interested and we will get you on the books! Shoot us a message here or leave a comment and we will reach out!

We dropped off this good looking steer today for processing at Cullman Meat Processors! We are excited for our customers...
06/15/2023

We dropped off this good looking steer today for processing at Cullman Meat Processors! We are excited for our customers to get a great product.

Nicknamed Frank, he’s just one of those cows you’ve been counting down the days until he departs your place…. And we’ve had a few of those. 😅

We now have availability for a whole beef share (which can be divided into halves or quarters if interested) for purchase! He is not on anyone’s books for processing yet so you can pick your processor or we can pick one for you! Shoot us a message and we will get you all set up. 🙂🥩

06/15/2023

The Alabama Agricultural Development Authority (AADA) is now accepting applications for low interest loans intended to support meat and poultry processing businesses in Alabama. Loans can be used to purchase or construct new facilities, expand existing facilities, purchase new equipment, cover start-up costs and hire additional employees.

Phase I applications are now open and will close September 14. For more information and loan application details, visit www.agi.alabama.gov/news/usda/mpilp.

Life on a farm can be… well… different. 🤷🏻‍♀️You’re probably wondering what in the world is going on here, right?Well—On...
06/10/2023

Life on a farm can be… well… different. 🤷🏻‍♀️
You’re probably wondering what in the world is going on here, right?
Well—
One, our mama cows most definitely didn’t want to cooperate and go into the squeeze chute today… so they went in backwards and we had to improvise.
Two, here you see us getting our the herd all ready for AI in the next few weeks. But first, we have to create a synchronized estrous cycle so that when the AI technician is here, all the cows are ready to (hopefully) successfully be bred back. We got very lucky when we purchased this batch of mamas that they were having calves at the same time and we would love to keep it that way.
So, what are the benefits of herd synchronization?
“1.) shortening the calving interval, which allows females (especially heifers) to conceive earlier in the breeding season; 2) more effectively using AI and embryo transfer to reduce time and labor in detecting estrus (heat); and 3) producing a more uniform calf crop with similar ages.” - (UGA Extension)
https://extension.uga.edu/publications/detail.html?number=B1232&title=estrous-synchronization-for-beef-cattle #:~:text=There%20are%20several%20advantages%20to,and%20labor%20in%20detecting%20estrus
Here is also a great article explaining why one might consider using AI with their herd. As of now, it just makes more sense for our operation to AI. That can always change - but we like to try and make the most of our resources at any given time.
https://extension.psu.edu/using-artificial-insemination-in-a-commercial-breeding-herd

Thank you to the Cullman County Commission for getting these signs out for us so quickly and listening to our concerns. ...
06/03/2023

Thank you to the Cullman County Commission for getting these signs out for us so quickly and listening to our concerns. Just due to the where our barn is located, we often have to stop in the middle of the road with trucks and equipment to open gates to go in, back into roads to get out and sometimes pull into the blind curve with the tractor. There also is a good bit of traffic going up and down this road. We spoke with Chairman Jeff Clemons on Tuesday about our safety concerns and he immediately said he would get them out this week no problem. We came back into town on Friday and they had been put up on both sides of the intersection!

Farming can be dangerous but if we can make little changes to mitigate accidents, the safer we can ALL stay! We appreciate you, Cullman Co. Commission!!

❗️BEEF Availability update❗️ Please let us know so we can get you on the books. The steers we are feeding out right now ...
05/31/2023

❗️BEEF Availability update❗️
Please let us know so we can get you on the books. The steers we are feeding out right now look GREAT and we are confident that we can provide you a fantastic product. 🥩

Thank you to Sweet Grown Alabama for the opportunity to network today with legislators and other Sweet Grown members! Th...
05/17/2023

Thank you to Sweet Grown Alabama for the opportunity to network today with legislators and other Sweet Grown members! Thankful to be a member of this awesome organization that gives back so much to the producers of this state.

05/14/2023

Here's just a few words to describe the amazing cattlewomen in our lives. Happy Mother's Day!

Excited for a year filled with networking, building leadership skills and most importantly…. beef advocacy! Thank you to...
05/12/2023

Excited for a year filled with networking, building leadership skills and most importantly…. beef advocacy! Thank you to the Alabama Cattlemen’s Association for this incredible opportunity.

Do you know the differences between naturally raised, grass finished, grain finished or organic beef cattle? This month ...
05/06/2023

Do you know the differences between naturally raised, grass finished, grain finished or organic beef cattle? This month we are going to be sharing the differences in these various choices starting with Grain Finished, which is what we primarily do on site at B/R CC.

So what is grain finished?

It is, to date, the most conventional way to finish beef cattle and used by the majority of producers. Cattle will spend the majority of their lives in pastures then will receive a balanced diet of grain at a feed yard or on site. Going a bit more in-depth of the benefits of grain finishing cattle, it allows cow-calf to raise new calves, prevents over grazing in pastures, adds energy to promote muscle growth and reduces the impacts that cattle can have on land, grasses and other natural resources.
Additionally, grain-finished beef tends to have more marbling. The marbling is responsible for a lot of the flavor and tenderness of beef and is used when grading quality.
Grain-finished does not mean these cattle do not have the opportunity to graze on pastures or eat other forages. Cattle are ruminant animals and NEED grass or hay to allow their digestive systems to continue to work properly and be healthy. 🤗

We enjoy being able to help educate those around us about the things we love to do everyday. 🤗 Everyone doesn’t have acc...
04/21/2023

We enjoy being able to help educate those around us about the things we love to do everyday. 🤗
Everyone doesn’t have access to seeing where their food comes from or how livestock is cared for and sometimes we take that for granted! Giving individuals of our community an opportunity to be hands on with the work we do allows them to better appreciate and understand what care and consideration that goes into raising livestock.

We still have this half available! Let us know if you’re looking for some freezer beef and we can hook you up! 🤠🥩
04/19/2023

We still have this half available! Let us know if you’re looking for some freezer beef and we can hook you up! 🤠🥩

We have a half (or can be two quarters) of beef available for October! It’ll be dropped off late October and picked up the first week or so of November. Let us know how we can help you! 😊🥩

So many new babies on the farm. 🤗 🥩Inquiry post🌟 : if we decided to jump into a small farm store at our place selling cu...
04/03/2023

So many new babies on the farm. 🤗
🥩Inquiry post🌟 : if we decided to jump into a small farm store at our place selling cuts of meat and a few various other items only open a few days a week at certain hours (i.e. 5-7 on some week days, 10-4 Saturdays, etc.) would you guys prefer to do business with us that way? We love the idea, but also love customer feedback to ensure we head down the path that best fits our family and yours. Let us know what you think. 😊

PS: We wouldn’t stop selling bulk beef purchases for anyone who is interested!

We have a half (or can be two quarters) of beef available for October! It’ll be dropped off late October and picked up t...
04/02/2023

We have a half (or can be two quarters) of beef available for October! It’ll be dropped off late October and picked up the first week or so of November. Let us know how we can help you! 😊🥩

We had an awesome time today with the Lynn High School FFA! Luckily, Little Mama had her calf this morning and they had ...
03/31/2023

We had an awesome time today with the Lynn High School FFA! Luckily, Little Mama had her calf this morning and they had the opportunity to see how we preventively treat and tag the calf as well as observe what a newborn calf looks like shortly after birth as the calf still had the eponychium on her hooves and more still on her since she was still new to the world. Additionally we had the opportunity to let the students tag and gender the sheep as well as learned how to grade sheep and keep proper record books. 😀

“How do I know if I have enough room in my freezer for bulk beef purchases?” We get this question a lot. Some people are...
03/29/2023

“How do I know if I have enough room in my freezer for bulk beef purchases?”

We get this question a lot. Some people are shocked at the amount of beef they receive after slaughter. The last thing we want is for our customers to be unprepared to store the meat they just purchased or worse, have nowhere to keep it and they either have to toss it, give it away or not even pick it up from the processor.
As always, it is good to leave a bit of room to be able to properly close your freezer as well as accommodate for any odd shaped meat that may not lie flat (for example, round cuts like a roast versus a flat cut like a steak.)

Our comment section and messages are always open if you have any questions! 🤠🥩

We have availability for freezer beef around October if you would like to get your freezer stocked! Remember, we have th...
03/20/2023

We have availability for freezer beef around October if you would like to get your freezer stocked! Remember, we have the option of whole, half, quarter or 1/8 packages. 🤗

Send us a message if you have any questions or would like to purchase! 🥩

We had a fantastic time this weekend at the Alfa Young Farmers Conference! On the first night we had the pleasure of hea...
02/26/2023

We had a fantastic time this weekend at the Alfa Young Farmers Conference! On the first night we had the pleasure of hearing Zippy Duvall speak to all the young farmers about the importance of all of our jobs, as farming feeds America!
Day two consisted of farm tours, we had the privilege to visit J&R Feeds (Cullman), the North Alabama Bull Evaluation Center (Cullman) & Debter Hereford Farm (Horton). On the farm tours, we also were treated to an incredible steak meal provided by Alabama Farm Credit and prepared by Dempsey Family Catering! Finally we closed out the weekend with a live auction where all of the young farmers in the room bidded on items that were donated by each county where the funds would be put towards the Alfa Scholarships that are available to Alabama Students. In short, we had a great time and we cannot wait to attend next year and see everyone again!

02/23/2023

Calling all college students! Are you looking for an opportunity to gain work experience and make professional connections? Sweet Grown Alabama is accepting applications for a paid summer intern. This internship is a great opportunity for anyone pursuing a degree in communications or other agricultural related field looking for hands-on experience in writing, photography, graphic design, social media and event planning. Interns are required to work from our office in Montgomery.

Interested applicants should send resume, writing samples and available summer dates to [email protected].

Big Mama had her calf this morning! Our daughter, Aurora, is obsessed with him. Big Mama let us care for him and let Aur...
02/20/2023

Big Mama had her calf this morning! Our daughter, Aurora, is obsessed with him. Big Mama let us care for him and let Aurora give him some lovin’ 🥰
Little bubs was tagged, checked, banded and received some preventative medication to make sure he stays healthy. He is doing great so far but, we don’t have a name yet! Any suggestions for a name for him? 🤗

Big mama should hopefully be having her calf any day now! 🤗💕Cows have a typical gestation of around 9 months, which is s...
02/19/2023

Big mama should hopefully be having her calf any day now! 🤗💕

Cows have a typical gestation of around 9 months, which is similar to humans! When a mama cow nears her due date, she often shows signs that she is close to having her calf such as physical changes and also emotional changes like looking for safe, solitary areas to give birth. Cows are very herd driven animals so when they begin to try and separate themselves from their herd, you can start to expect a delivery soon!

We are always excited to welcome new members to the B/R CC Family and of course we can’t wait to share the calf with everyone when it arrives, stay tuned!

Wondering what the benefits of buying freezer beef are? Our friends over at Sweet Grown Alabama wrote a blog highlightin...
02/04/2023

Wondering what the benefits of buying freezer beef are? Our friends over at Sweet Grown Alabama wrote a blog highlighting some benefits of buying beef from a local farmer. Check it out!

There are many advantages to buying beef in bulk, such as cost savings, meal planning ease, quality, keeping your money in the local community and knowing your producer.

Today Blue Ridge Cattle Co. attended the Marion County Ag Expo with various other agricultural professionals. We had the...
01/20/2023

Today Blue Ridge Cattle Co. attended the Marion County Ag Expo with various other agricultural professionals. We had the opportunity to meet the Alabama Commissioner of Agriculture and Industries, Mr. Rick Pate.
At the Expo, we told students about various equipment we use in our operations, our nutritional goals for our livestock, our freezer beef program, how herding dogs are used in low-stress livestock movement and answered any questions that they had about careers in agriculture. We had a fantastic day sharing agriculture with the youth!

Do you have any questions or concerns when it comes to taking the leap into buying Freezer beef? We’d love to help answe...
01/08/2023

Do you have any questions or concerns when it comes to taking the leap into buying Freezer beef? We’d love to help answer those questions for you! We know that this purchase may seem intimidating or stepping into the “unknowns” of freezer beef can be daunting but we want to make this as accessible and easy as possible for you. Drop your questions below, no question is a bad question! 🙂

Disclaimer: Due to Facebook policies on the sale of animals, we cannot discuss pricing in our comments.
Please private message us if you have pricing questions.

🎆Happy New Year from Blue Ridge Cattle Co.!🎇 What a better time to show those who don’t know us the faces behind the far...
01/01/2023

🎆Happy New Year from Blue Ridge Cattle Co.!🎇
What a better time to show those who don’t know us the faces behind the farm.

This year has been a big year for our family! We moved home and started working hard on our forever home. It has been a lot of hard work, when we got here the land had really been let go and many of the fences have had to be torn down after digging them out. Outside of farm work, we’ve also been working on an addition to the house so we have room for the family. We also welcomed the newest member of our family, our daughter Magnolia, in May. So in short… 2022 has been a lot of busy, busy work and big changes. We have a lot more work to do to get this place where we want it but we wouldn’t have it any other way.

For those that have trusted us with your business in 2022, thank you! And for those in the future, we hope that we can earn your business and trust! We love what we do here.

We hope that you all have a happy and healthy 2023. ✨🤗

Merry Christmas from B/R CC! We hope you’ve been staying warm and safe in these frigid temperatures. We’ve been working ...
12/25/2022

Merry Christmas from B/R CC! We hope you’ve been staying warm and safe in these frigid temperatures. We’ve been working hard to keep the cows warm, fed and happy in this weather.

While it may be too late to get some beef under the tree, we still have availability for some beef mid next year! We can also help you start planning ahead for Christmas 2023 if you’d like to gift a loved one with a full freezer. 🥩🎄

We have the whole family out here working on the farm, getting these cows growing just right for your pastures or your f...
12/12/2022

We have the whole family out here working on the farm, getting these cows growing just right for your pastures or your freezers. That’s just the beauty of a small family owned operation. 😀
✨We have decided to offer the option to purchase an 1/8th of a cow!✨
BUT …. The catch to purchasing the 1/8th is that when the cow makes it to the processor, we will be selecting customizations (cuts of meat) and not allowing it to be fully customizable like other quantity purchases. We call this sort of our “beginner pack” to buying freezer beef. It also will have a set price of $480, which includes everything from cow to processor fees to be as transparent as possible about the fees. Meat cuts can still vary depending on the weight of the cow when it makes it to slaughter, but this can include:
~ 3 Rib Eye Steaks
~ 3 T-Bone Steaks
~ 1 Sirloin and 1 Sirloin tip steak
~ 1 Round Steak
~ 3 Roasts
~ 15-30 lbs of Ground Beef

Please contact us if interested!

We are SO excited to say that we can now be found on the   website! We are so excited to partner with this wonderful org...
12/07/2022

We are SO excited to say that we can now be found on the website!

We are so excited to partner with this wonderful organization for the producers of Alabama and look forward to gaining your business and trust. 🤗🤩
Our link is below. Give it a look! Even if you don’t buy from us, you may find something else you’re looking for!

https://www.sweetgrownalabama.org/sga-members/986

Happy Thanksgiving from B/R CC! We hope you have a wonderful holiday with your family. Aurora helped disguise a turkey f...
11/24/2022

Happy Thanksgiving from B/R CC! We hope you have a wonderful holiday with your family. Aurora helped disguise a turkey for her daycare project so that he wouldn’t get eaten for thanksgiving. He did give other suggestions on what to eat instead, though. 😉

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