In 2013, we sought and received our certifications of Grass Fed, All Natural, No Hormones, No
Antibiotics & No Animal By-Products for our Criollo Beef. In 2015, we began selling our individual cuts at
the Prescott Farmers Market and by 2016 we were at three Farmers Markets a week as well as supplying
BiGA and John’s Chophouse Restaurants and The Honeyman specialty grocer! 2017 saw our largest calf
crop of 71 and a total herd of over 250 animals. The drought was exceptional in 2018 and hay was
scarce, which forced us to drastically cut our numbers.
In 2016 we gained access to the spent brewer’s grains from the Prescott Brewing Company’s facility in
the Prescott Air Park. We began supplementing the diet of some of our beef animals with a small
amount of the “mash”. When these animals were finally harvested, we had the meat analyzed at the U
of A Meat Lab, along with our 100% Grass Fed Beef. The nutritional profiles were very similar and the
flavor was fantastic, so a second product line was launched.
Part of our headquarters had irrigation infrastructure in place when we purchased it, so we set about
making it functional and in 2019 started putting up our own hay. This has allowed us to keep our cattle,
and horses, fed even in drought conditions.
Despite having our own hay, we have still had to reduce our overall cattle numbers due to the ongoing
drought and development. The outside country just does not grow enough feed to sustain a large
number of mother cows. Due to the decreased supply of beef, we no longer supply restaurants and
currently sell our individual cuts only through The Honeyman Specialty Grocers. The ranch also sells half
and whole beef as custom slaughter. Prescott Brewing Company sold their operation to Wren House
Brewing Company, where we continue to have access to the spent brewer’s grains for cattle feed.
The Broken Horn D Ranch is honored to supply our neighbors with healthy, locally and sustainably raised