The typical beef supply chain involves nine steps. Each step in the process means that the animal is likely subjected to antibiotic injections as a ‘preventative measure,’ hormone implants, and an enormous amount of stress all along the way; that stress translates into significant degradation in taste and quality. By contrast, buying beef direct from Haiwick Heritage Ranch includes just two steps - from us to you! By eliminating the other steps, we ensure the humane treatment of the animal and the rich lean taste - free of hormones, steroids, and additives. More importantly, our livestock is never in a confinement lot surrounded by thousands of other critters, and the meat you receive is traceable to the individual animal, which is typically not the case for meat found in your grocer's case.