Sky Island Brand / 47 Ranch

We are a family scale ranch located in the Mule Mountains and Sulphur Springs Valley of Cochise County. We raise crossbred cattle, Boer Goats, and Navajo Churro Sheep. We Move our cattle through about 20 pastures on the ranch during the course of the year, providing rest for regrowth. No hormone implants are used, no grain is fed, and antibiotics are only used to treat the rare animal that has been injured. We have a USDA approved label for All Natural Grassfed Beef. We also have about 40 acres of irrigated pasture.

Our sheep and goats are raised the same way, without hormones, grain, or antibiotics. The goats and sheep graze out on the range during the day and are penned at night to protect them from predators. The sheep are shorn for wool, and Deb sells the handspun yarn.

We have many conservation, habitat, and watershed restoration projects in progress. We have lived off the grid since 1992. We are solar and wind powered. We eat cactus.

Listing last updated on Apr 15, 2009

We sell to the public at the Sierra Vista and Bisbee Farmers Markets, and our meat is also sold at the Food Conspiracy Coop in Tucson, and the High Desert Market in Bisbee. All the meat is frozen. Whole or half animals are available when we have them. We do have customers who buy lambs, and do their own slaughtering on occasion.

Over the years we have had many student interns, and graduate students who have spent time working and learning with us. We like to work with CSA's and buying clubs.

Schedule and Location:

Sierra Vista Farmers Market, Thursdays Noon to 4:pm year round.
Bisbee Farmer's Market, Saturdays, 8:am to noon, April 25 - End of October.

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