Every piece of beef that Old World Meats sells can be traced back to the specific farmer that raised the Angus.
Hear the stories of our ranchers below.
Meet the Ranchers
Rob & Lori – Thomas Angus Ranch, Oregon
The Certified Angus Beef ® brand is a family.
Our ranch, a stone’s throw from the Oregon Trail, is an ideal place to teach our kids the moral code of cowboys and ranchers – the work ethic, values and morals. The lessons of hard work and doing the right thing. We’re on the threshold of the family’s third generation here. Thomas Angus Ranch was started by our parents with the goal of producing the very best cattle they could. We fulfill that goal every day. How proud it makes us to hear people say with a smile, “Hey, I had your beef last night.”
It’s why we do what we do.
Phil & Annie – Trowbridge Angus, New York
We’re in the Hudson Valley, between the Berkshire mountain range and the Adirondack foothills. It’s gorgeous. Cows thrive here. The most beautiful time of year? That’s every day. One morning we looked out of our bedroom window, and we could see the heifers out on the lawn and thought, “Oh, boy.” Our grandfather started this about 1955 with a “herd” of one cow. Now we have 250 cows and 1,000 acres. It’s us, our son and one hired hand – that’s how we get it done. Most people would call 80 or 90 hours a week work. But we feel we’ve never worked a day in our life. Once we were told we couldn’t have this in New York. But this is as good as anyplace in the country, and I attribute it greatly to the Certified Angus Beef ® brand.
Doug & Glenda – Schroeder Angus, Iowa
We’re in eastern Iowa. We don’t have fences here. We have creeks that run through the pastures – those are our fences. It’s the best place in the world to live. Getting up in the morning and smelling the fresh air and the wind blowing in your hair, it doesn’t get any better than this. Not everybody has this opportunity. We’re so grateful for it. This way of life teaches our kids how to be good stewards of the land. As they were growing up, they complained about doing chores on weekends while their friends got to do different things. Now our daughter says, “You know, I appreciate all the hard work that we had to do.” We were at the grocer’s recently and noticed that the whole meat counter was filled with the Certified Angus Beef ® brand. We had a lot of pride because we knew where that beef came from. We knew it was quality beef.