Ganados del Rey is the retail label belonging to family owned Jinglebob Land & Cattle LLC for the purpose of marketing our beef produced from Criollo Cattle. This Heritage breed of cattle originated in Spain and was first brought to the Americas by Columbus on his second voyage, by the order of King Ferdinand and Queen Isabel, the Spanish monarchs. The first breeding herd reached the mainland of North, Central and South America around 1500. From that point, these hardy cattle populated three continents and provided the means and method for colonization. Renowned for their ability to adapt and thrive in varied rangeland environments, they have evolved into a grazing animal that impacts ecosystems in many beneficial ways. Overlooked by many commercial breeders in today's commercial cattle industry, these long horned cattle have been discovered by few who recognize their ability to produce high quality protein rich beef at a lower carbon imprint.
Health conscious people can enjoy the heart health benefits of lower saturated fats, low cholesterol and fewer calories, while enjoying superior taste and tenderness with higher levels of protein, omega fatty acids, zinc, iron, B12 and other essential vitamins and minerals than other commercial meats including chicken and turkey. Produced in an all-natural environment without the use of supplemental antibiotics, hormones or steroids, these cattle are raised in a sustainable manner with every effort made to ensure no pesticides, herbicides or nitrogen based fertilizers are used in their production.
Source oriented and ranch raised in the desert Southwest using traditional methods of open range ranching, they live on a forage diet of grass, weeds, brush with very little supplemental feeding. Grazed on either traditional native ranchland or tame pasture, they are never handled in a wild or intractable manner and are humanely handled until slaughter. Upon reaching maturity they are finished for up to 120 days on a complete vegetarian diet of quality pasture forage, fodder and other plant products. They have never been fed in a commercial feed lot or fed grain, processed feeds or any animal byproducts. Every effort is made to use only forage products that are locally produced using sustainable methods. This beef is a product of Southern New Mexico and Far West Texas, produced in the Mesilla and the Upper Rio Grande Valley. We slaughter steers monthly to ensure a fresh product always. Our product is sold frozen.
We are local producers of the Mesilla Valley, New Mexico. We participate in two local Farmer's Markets; Ardovino's Desert Crossing in Sunland Park and The Las Cruces Farmer's and Crafts Market. Nearly every Saturday all year long, we are at one of these markets, our schedule is regular and except for a few special events you will find us at one of these markets on Saturday. If you are interested in finding us, we suggest you subscribe to our newsletter which is published once a week. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and request you be added to our list. We do accept preorders all week long for Saturday deliver at the scheduled Farmer's Market that week and you may also take delivery of preorders here at Anthony by appointment only.
Another way to attain "Finished 21 day Dry Aged Hormone/Antibiotic Free Criollo Beef" is to buy a half or whole live steer from us to be custom cut to your specifications. We sell these by reservation only, four times a year and require a deposit. If you have a growing family, have friends who want to split one or are a large beef eater, this method is the most economical way to acquire our product. Custom processing is facilitated by us and your beef is cut to your specifications. A freezer of at least 6 cubic feet is required. Contact us for more information.
Payment accepted are cash, check or credit/debit card.