Rio Santa Cruz Grassfed Beef (RSC) is a small-scale, family farm owned and operated by Duncan and Susan Blair. We raise 100% grassfed beef on a “salad bar” of annual forages crafted for the climate and soils of Santa Cruz County in Southern Arizona. Our calves are born on our ranch in the uplands of the Santa Cruz River. At weaning, they are moved five miles to our farm on the Santa Cruz River. Here they live peacefully and naturally on green, grassy forages sustained by irrigation and summer rains. Our cattle live low stress, high quality lives; there are no dogs, horses, whips, or ropes on our farm. We are the antithesis of industrial agriculture. Our equipment is simple: disc, harrow, tractor, mower, and broadcaster. Our calves are not fed any grains.
We work hard to provide our customers with the best beef we can. We are confident you will appreciate our holistic approach to cattle raising. The following video provides an introduction to our cattle, what they eat, and how they live.
Many people have asked us why our meat isn’t available all the time. The reasons for this are simple:
1. We are a small, start-up business
2. Our meat is SEASONAL. Traditionally, all meat was seasonal. This changed with increased dependence on fossil fuel and feed lots. Our beef does not come from a feed lot. It comes from a lifetime of grazing green, leafy forages.
We currently have meat available for purchase on a first-come, first-served basis. Our harvests are currently scheduled for late August and early December.
Thank you for your interest and your patience.