Born with the heart of a cowboy, open spaces and freedom are in my blood. In my military life, I traveled to many, hostile, distant places, that served as stark reminders that America offered opportunities in that realm that don't exist in most of the world. This stirred my spirit and stoked my fire to "own my dream". Simply stated, Sullivan Creek Ranch is that dream.
Nestled in the foothills of north Alabama, our ranch is a beautiful, sprawling 300 acres of mixed pasture and woods, with gorgeous Sullivan Creek weaving in and out of its boundaries. I knew when I saw it, it was exactly what I was looking for.
In 2016, I bought it, we began the transformation into a well-laid-out ranch with an intense focus on small-batch, high-quality beef.
Today, the ranch is still a work in progress. We continue to explore new ways to manage soil health, year-round forage, and herd expansion through sustainment practices. With the support of trusted advisors, we are devoted to methods on raising healthy animals and producing exceptional beef - with full transparency.
Our animals are managed on a strict, all-natural program. No hormones, implants, steroids, or antibiotic feeds are ever used. We do believe in providing a highly nutritious, natural feed during certain stages of production, specifically during heifer development for breeding, and the finishing stage. Quality beef that is based entirely on an all-grass diet is difficult to achieve in my neck of the woods. In our opinion, the taste and benefits of meat, highly marbled with healthful fats, that are developed in a grain-fed finishing stage, are undeniable.
We also believe cattle should be handled humanely, methodically, and as quietly as possible. We strive to perform all necessary work on the herd in this manner, and continuously work to improve our methods, and facilities, to that end.
And most of all, we believe that people should see where and how their beef is raised, and who is raising it. Come and visit Sullivan Creek Ranch to meet the herd and see for yourself where your beef is coming from. There is no reason not to "Know your Rancher"!