Ordering your meat
Give us a call or text us at 253 279 3291 or 253 861 7149 or email us! We encourage you to come to the ranch to see how your beef is being raised. Grass Fed Highland beef will be very lean and tender with a more intense and almost sweet grassy flavor. Gryphon Ranch is the only commercial Highland beef operation in Arizona.
To provide you the very best meat possible we do not load our animals into a trailer and send them to a USDA facility. Your beef is slaughtered right here at the ranch so there is no stress to the animal and then hung in a mobile refrigerated trailer to be moved to the butcher for two weeks of dry aging to ensure the maximum tenderness. Yes - you can have lean healthy beef that is tender. Only then is your beef cut and wrapped YOUR way right here at the ranch by an Arizona licensed abattoir - 100% to your order - all included in the price below. Your beef is born here, raised here and cut and wrapped for you. You know you are getting YOUR meat!
The price includes everything - no extras - no surprises! We charge by the hanging weight which is the weight after the animal is butchered without head, horns, hide or organs. Typically a grass finished animal is around 450-600 pounds hanging weight for a full animal. With the recent drought the sizes are running on the small side. We do not use growth hormones or grain to increase size. Our feeding is compliant with the American Grass Fed standards.
In compliance with Arizona state law and Federal law we can sell only by the full, half or quarter animal. Please let us know if you want the bones and/or any of the organ meat. That is all included in the price. No extra charge or surprises.
We have only a fixed number of grass finished animals each year. Remember that it takes almost 3 years to grow a Highland to be ready for you. Once you have enjoyed grass fed and grass finished beef - we know you will be spoiled. Come visit the ranch, see how your beef is raised and get a free package to taste to make sure you will enjoy your beef. Grass fed beef has a different flavor than store bought - you are tasting real beef! Think of plucking that warm tomato off the vine when you were a kid and biting into that wonderful flavor - now compare that to a store bought tomato. Doesn't taste the same! We guarantee your beef - if you don't like the flavor or how it is cut then we will take it back and reimburse you for what you return.
Prices for 2022 are below - no change from 2021. We have held our prices through the increases in hay costs for the past 4 years. Remember that this INCLUDES everything including custom cut and wrap to your specifications. No surprises. Delivery is also available for an additional fee of $50 for the greater Phoenix, Tucson, Payson or ShowLow area. We only harvest as we have orders for beef so please contact us to get on the schedule. We confirm the schedule once we have received a deposit. To comply with Federal and State law, we cannot stock or sell beef from inventory. We are only allowed to sell by the quarter, half or full animal. You can share with as many people as you would like. All beef is labeled "not for resale" as required by law.
GRASS FED AND GRASS FINISHED HUMANELY RAISED HIGHLAND BEEF
OR ANGUS HYBRID (BRANGUS) or ANGUS BEEF
$7.25 a pound hanging weight for purchasing a whole animal
$7.50 a pound hanging weight for purchasing a half animal
$8.00 a pound hanging weight for purchasing a quarter animal
These animals typically run 450-600 pounds hanging weight
SAVE MONEY by sharing - Consider sharing an animal with a neighbor, family or friend and save money for both of you. If four of you split a full beef then you each get your quarter cut the way you want it and you each pay the reduced price for the whole animal rather than the quarter price. Share with as many friends as you would like however each full steer can have only four cut sheets - one per quarter share. If you want to share with more people that is just fine but the cut sheets need to be consolidated to four for one full animal.
Once you have purchased from us any future purchase is locked at that price even if the current published price is higher. If you refer anyone to us, you will get a discount on your next order.
Please plan on reserving your beef early since we tend to sell out each year. We ask for a non refundable $100 deposit to hold your reservation. Orders are confirmed only when the deposit is received. Then we can provide a firm harvest date. Reserve now by sending your deposit check to Gryphon Ranch LLC, PO Box 1432, Globe, AZ 85502-1432 or by sending via Zelle to email@example.com or 253 279 3291 or Venmo to @Carol-Ptak.
Please don't hesitate to contact us with questions.