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The Story of Rain Crow Ranch begins with the Whisnant Family, who own and operate a family farm located in the rolling hills of the southern Ozarks near Doniphan, Missouri. This farm has been in the business of producing beef since 1882 when the land was granted to the heirs of veterans of the War of 1812.

Farming is a family affair for the Whisnants. Veterinarian Patricia and husband Mark have been married since 1979 and have six children: Jack, Pete, Cody, Trent, Logan and Katie Grace. They are all involved in the raising, production, processing and marketing of their grass-fed cattle. Rain Crow is third party certified USDA organic, concerned with high animal welfare (Animal Welfare Approved) and maintains a yearly GMP audit for food safety at their processing facility.

Why Grass-fed?

Grass-fed products have enormous health benefits. Higher in Omega-3 fatty acids, higher in CLA, higher in Vitamin E, higher in beta-carotene, lower in calories grass fed beef is one of the healthiest protein sources on the planet. It is beef you can feel good about eating. At Rain Crow Ranch, they often tell people that they are simple grass farmers who manage the quality chain of forages for their cattle to harvest. Raising and grazing grass is part science and part art. It is what makes their system work. Animals raised the way they were intended makes for healthier animals and healthier meat.

Health professionals recommend grass-fed beef because it may reduce your risk of a number of diseases including diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular disease, and cancer. Nutrition and wellness providers recognize grass-fed beef for being nutritionally superior. “You are what you eat”, but “You are what you eat EATS.”

Chefs prefer it for its clean, pure taste.

Environmentalists appreciate the sustainable agricultural practices that respect the land and form the base for the grass-fed solar production model.

Animal welfare advocates favor grass-fed beef because it allows for healthier animals raised with respect. Animals raised in a manner that provides the fulfillment of their natural behavioral and biological instincts – grazing and foraging on pasture.

Consumers seek grass-fed beef as an alternative to the gigantic “factory farms” and feedlots in industrial beef production where animals are fed low level antibiotics, hormones, an aberrant diet and chemicals to speed gain. They are rediscovering the quality and care of products that are raised with pride on American family farms.

Grass fed is better for your health, better for the environment,  better for the animals, and better for the family farms that produce it with pride. For more information, visit the Rain Crow website.

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