See how Utah beef farmers and ranchers are rethinking the ranch to raise sustainable beef through land-saving, wildlife-preserving, and award-winning environmental efforts.
Della Ranches in Grouse Creek, Utah is owned by the Tanner Family who takes great pride in their land and environmental stewardship practices. The family works with many local, state and federal agencies to manage their natural resources and improve the quality of the range. Invasive species are a big threat to the natural landscape and resources. With help from these local agency partners, Della Ranches conducts prescribed burns on up-rooted invasive trees. The family has also worked with Utah State University to monitor Sage-Grouse and improve the local wildlife habitat by monitoring the age and height of plants in the area, as different animals, both cattle and wildlife, have different needs. For their stewardship efforts, Della Ranches was awarded the prestigious Environmental Stewardship Award (ESAP).
"It is a great sense of heritage and something that I hope we can instill upon the next generation, the importance of the family and the efforts that our family has made to make ranch a fifth or sixth generation ranch." - Blaine Tanner, Owner, Della Ranches
Meet Richard V. Nielson of central Utah. Richard is a partner in the historic Nielson Farm Inc. and with his family, they run a cow-calf and backgrounding operation that was founded in the 1860s. Richard’s grandchildren are the seventh generation on the farm.
More than 97% of beef cattle farms and ranches in the United States are family farms. This holds true for Utah as well. Here in The Beehive State, there are 830,000 head of cattle being raised by more than 8,000 ranchers. Utah ranchers work hard to take care of their families, their cattle, and their land.
Utah knows its beef. Grilled Flank Steak with Italian dressing is spiced up with lime juice, honey and cumin to create a flavorful marinade and served with peppers for a Southwest flair.
Utah is the 3rd highest producer of tart cherries in the nation.