Welcome toM & A Ranch


New Zealand and Akushi/Wagyu genetics

Natural Grass Fed & Grass Finished Angus Beef

“You deserve to know what’s in your beef!We guarantee what’s NOT in ours!”

“GMO”s are never used in our beef program! Raised on mother’s milk, Sierra foothill native and premium irrigated pastures and pesticide free clover, rye and grass hay, our herd is guaranteed to be pure and natural top quality beef from start to finish. We never feed or administer antibiotics. We never use pour-on or spray-on insecticides. We never use added hormones or growth stimulants and our beef are never fed any kind of grains, corn or animal bi-products.

We think we’re the Best in the West.“From our Ranch… to Your Table”


In 2013, we introduced “Casino” as our new herd sire. His genetics hail from the oldest Angus cattle stud ranch in New Zealand! Founded in 1897, the Turihaua Station Ranch is renowned for breeding and raising Pure Angus Bulls for forage efficiency and the ability to be resilient on native grasses. After several years of research we determined to raise the bar of both the quality and health of our herd. In the fall of 2018, we introduced “King David” an Akaushi Wagyu sire. His genetics along with all of the Akaushi Wagyu beef are traced back to the Emperor of Japan. Akaushi Wagyu and New Zealand Angus both produce calves that are bred for gentle disposition, fertile soundness, and great milking and maternal ability. In addition our beef generally marble well on the quality-irrigated grass and native pastures without the need for grain supplements, as American bred cattle require. The Akaushi Wagyu beef are considered the finest tasting, tender and most flavorful beef on the market.

Click here for more information about Turihaua Angus

About Us

The M & A Ranch is a small family owned and operated cattle ranch established in 1980. Our family has been raising Angus cattle for over 30 years on the same ranch property. We are located in the Sierra Nevada foothills in Browns Valley, California. We are lifetime members of the American Angus Association. After over 40 years of cattle management, we believe we have developed the finest “Grass Fed Genetics” available. It is our assurance that we only raise 100% free range all natural beef. Each of our calves are born and raised on our ranch and careful records are kept on each animal from the day of birth until they are humanely harvested or sold by private treaty. Our beef is guaranteed to be “Grass Fed and Grass Finished Only! We never fed any of our cattle any kind of processed grain! We always maintain and manage our land and cattle for a natural, stress-free, healthy beef.

How Does it Work?

Every season our goal is to raise up our calves from 24-35 months for harvesting. When available, we only sell you the Best of our “Live Beef” for ranch butchering. Because we are a small local ranch, our butcher calves are very limited. We often begin a customer waiting list 5-6 months in advance and when they are available, they are sold strictly on a first come, first serve basis. We realize that buying a whole beef is not suited for everyone and due to our current limited supply we are offering only ½ beef per family. Due to our high demand, we will have someone on our wish list committed to buy the other half. Contact us and we will do our best to find what works for you.


You can always view our herd by either making an appointment to personally come to our ranch or we will provide you with a current email video for you to look over. M & A Ranch Freezer Beef are sold by the Certified Live Weight. Once you have decided to purchase our beef, we will accept a written email commitment from you; immediately following we require (for a ½ beef) your $250.00 nonrefundable down payment.

We do all of the work to help you each year 1) We pre-schedule the harvest dates 2) We pre-schedule a local ranch butcher for Harvest and 3) We pre-schedule the local Butcher Shop for your beef processing. On the week of harvest, we transport the “LIVE BEEF” to the local CERTIFIED WEIGH SCALE office. We then send by email a copy of the weight certificate along with your purchase “Bill of Sale contract. Following the ranch harvest they transport your beef directly to the local Butcher shop for cold storage.

Customer Responsibilities prior to the ranch harvest; (Both the Harvester and Butcher are paid directly by the customer). 1) You send a separate flat fee payment to us for the ranch harvest. (Contact us for current price) 2) You pay the M & A Ranch the balance owed according to the CERTIFIED LIVE weight of the beef and your contract 3) You will contact the local Butcher and arrange for how you want your beef custom cut and wrapped; You arrange and pay separately the butcher for the entire processing cost upon your pick-up (Both the Harvester and Butcher are paid directly by the customer).

We now offer both New Zealand Angus Beef and Akaushi Wagyu X New Zealand Angus Beef for Sale. If you are looking to start your own herd or influence your herd with either our New Zealand genetics, or Akaushi Wagyu genetics look no further! Contact us as on occasion we do offer for sale (private treaty) a few of our cow/calf pairs and heifers.

Our Bull, “Evan".


We ask our customers specific questions about what they are looking for. The M & A Ranch sells beef a couple ways:

a) Some customers want to purchase a LIVE beef to be harvested locally and then have it transported to their favorite butcher of choice.

b) Some customers purchase a LIVE beef to raise on their own farm. When available we sell cow/calf pairs and Heifers for those wanting to start or improve their herd

Grass-fed beef is proven better for human health than grain-fed beef in ten different ways, according to the most comprehensive analysis to date. The 2009 study was a joint effort between the USDA and researchers at Clemson University in South Carolina. Compared with grain-fed beef, grass-fed beef was:

  1. Lower in total fat
  2. Higher in beta-carotene
  3. Higher in vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol)
  4. Higher in the B-vitamins thiamin and riboflavin
  5. Higher in the minerals calcium, magnesium,and potassium
  6. Higher in total omega-3’s
  7. A healthier ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 fatty acids (1.65 vs 4.84)
  8. Higher in CLA (cis-9 trans-11), a potential cancer fighter
  9. Higher in vaccenic acid (which can be transformed into CLA)
  10. Lower in the saturated fats linked with heart disease

S.K. Duckett et al, Journal of Animal Science, (published online) June 2009, “Effects of winter stocker growth rate and finishing system on: III. Tissue proximate, fatty acid, vitamin and cholesterol content.”

In addition, over the past 30 years, California State University in Chico has done extensive research regarding the BENEFITS of Grass Finished vs Grain Finished beef which you can read in the LINK below.

M & A RANCH guarantee’s our beef to be 100% grass finished only! Grass fed meat is leaner and higher in Vitamin E, beta carotene, two to four times more heart-healthy Omega 3 fatty acids than grain fed beef and a overall lower fat content and therefore also lower in calories! Some studies show that Grass Fed lean beef actually lowers your LDL Cholesterol levels! Grass fed means the cattle are eating a natural diet they were designed for whereas a Grain fed diet is not a natural diet for cattle. Feed lots were designed to grain feed cattle for the sole purpose of putting weight on the animals as fast as possible. Grain fed cattle gain weight rapidly and unnaturally causing a higher % of “not healthy” fat-content, higher calories and higher cholesterol!

Vacuum-sealed beef freezes very well and retains it's freshness for over a year. We recommend buying and storing enough beef for about 12 months as “fresher is always better”.


We NEVER administer any added hormone’s or growth stimulants.

We NEVER feed or inject antibiotics by intra-muscular or under the skin.

Our cattle live in a low stress, calm environment; they RANGE FREELY (never confined in feed lots).

We NEVER feed grain or any distilled brewery products.


Yes, Since Grass fed is much lower in saturated fats than Grain fed, it requires less cooking time. It is recommended that you slow cook at lower temperatures. BE CAREFUL NOT TO OVER COOK YOUR GRASS FED BEEF! Don't forget, Grassfed; grass finished beef is proven to be healthier for your heart.

Payment for live steers requires a $500 down payment, the remainder to be paid before the harvest. The live weight is based on "Certified Scale Weight". All other live animals are sold by private treaty. 

M & A RANCH is dedicated to raising “Natural Free Range Angus” Beef and in many practices exceeds the USDA organic certified requirements! Each of our pastures are always pesticide free, naturally fertilized with cattle manure. We have only opted not to apply for the USDA organic certification because it is a very lengthy and expensive process, which in turn would cause us to increase our beef prices to our customers! (personal trust and integrity goes a long way.) Our many repeat customers have grown to trust us and our genuine care of all of our animals. We strongly encourage our customers to get to know their local producer; find out how they raise their beef and treat their animals.

Contact Us

We are located just north/east of Marysville, California off Highway 20 in Browns Valley.

You may contact us via email at freerangeangusbeef@gmail.com or by phone at 530-743-5726.

We are not always readily available due to caring for our herd daily but we will make every effort to return your emails and phone calls promptly.

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