Frequently Asked Questions
Yes! All of our cattle are raised outdoors on our South Dakota pastures. They consume a strict diet of grass, the way nature intended. They will never consume any grain in their lifetime.
Our cattle happily roam outdoors on a variety of grasses in our spacious pastures, consuming a strict grass diet. They are never given any grain, antibiotics or growth hormones. This is important because you are eating clean, naturally raised beef... the way nature intended.
Yes! All of our cattle are raised without the use of synthetic growth hormones or antibiotics.
We ship orders every Tuesday. All orders need to be placed by noon the Friday prior to our shipping day to ensure that your order will go out the following week. If you miss the deadline, no worries, your order will go out the following Tuesday!
Your order will arrive in a Reil Ranch box, safely packaged in a heavy insulated bag. Your box will be packed with dry ice to ensure it stays frozen.
Yes! You'll receive a handout in your box that explains how to safely handle the dry ice. If you have any specific questions please email us at email@example.com.
We send confirmation emails on your scheduled shipping date. If you didn't receive your tracking information or have a question about your order, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
As you can imagine, shipping frozen food can be quite expensive. It costs us over $30 per box to ship your products to you. This fee includes the dry ice, insulation, box and carrier fees. We've chosen to cover your shipping costs completely, as our way of thanking you for trusting us to provide you and your family with quality beef, when you purchase over $149 worth of grass-fed beef. If you choose to purchase under that amount, we've chosen to split shipping costs with you 50/50, so you'll pay a flat rate of $15.
Yes! Our beef comes frozen directly from our processor and remains frozen until you choose to thaw it to enjoy! :)
Absolutely! If you don't see a bundle that fits your needs, please email us at email@example.com and we'll happily work together to create a bundle that you will love!
We suggest taking advantage of our bulk discounts through our ground beef bundles or 1/4 or 1/2 beef options. We'll also be starting a Ranch Club soon, which will offer amazing savings so keep your eyes open for that!
All of our cattle are pasture raised, giving them a variety of grasses during the spring, summer and fall. We prepare the highest quality nutrition we can for our cattle during the snow covered months by putting up our own alfalfa and grass.
Our family is passionate about properly caring for our cattle. They are not fed in a feed lot setting, they always have room to roam and live happy lives.
Grass-fed beef is a nutrient-dense beef, which means it contains more nutrients per serving than conventional beef. We invite you to learn a few quick facts from a trusted, registered dietitian about grass-fed beef:
-Grass-fed beef is higher in antioxidants, like Vitamin E, compared to conventional beef
-Grass-fed beef is leaner than conventional beef, which means it contains less total fat. While fat is a healthy part of a balanced diet, the key is consuming the right types of fats in the right amounts. Grass-fed beef is a win-win, because it contains less unhealthy fats and more heart healthy and protective fats, compared to conventional beef
-Omega-3 fatty acids are important for preventing heart disease and managing heart health. Grass-fed beef contains a greater amount of important Omega-3 fatty acids compared to conventional beef.
-Grass-fed beef contains a greater amount of Conjugated-Linoleic Acid. CLA is an important type of Omega-6 fatty acid. However, it is sometimes difficult to get from diet alone. Choosing grass-fed beef over conventional beef can be one way to include more CLA in your diet. Studies have shown that people who consume greater amounts of CLA have a reduced risk of certain diseases, such as Type 2 Diabetes, heart disease, and certain forms of cancer.
Watch for more health information in our weekly newsletter from Mariah Reil, MS, RD, LN
We (The Reil family) raise our cattle ourselves on lush pastures in northeastern South Dakota. Our beef is processed by local, family owned processing facilities that are USDA inspected for safety and quality.