Address: PO Box 117, McDowell VA 24458 / (540) 396-4751
About Us / Against the Wind Ranch History: Produces Animal Welfare Approved beef.\n\nAgainst the Wind Ranch sells beef by the whole, half and quarter, as well as a 20lb sample box. Call (540) 396-4751 or email AgainsttheWind@att.net for more information. \n\nJohn Chaney got into the beef business as an expansion of what he was already doing - raising a few cattle and training his horses by working them on cattle. An added benefit is high-quality, farm-fresh grass fed beef, which is enjoyed by happy customers and farmers alike. “John is a beef lover,” says his wife, Sarah, adding that his favorite cuts include New York Strip, “or any kind of steak... or any cut of beef for that matter - he can eat beef for breakfast, lunch and dinner!" John never liked what was being done in the commercial beef industry and kept a beef steer or two for himself, family and friends for years. In the mid-90s, he decided to expand, crafting a herd based on Black and Red Angus mixed with Hereford and Charolais for hybrid vigor. His bulls are small, stocky "Lowline" Angus whose offspring finish well on grass. The ranch currently has around 50 momma cows and two brand new bulls selected for improved calving abilities, along with other traits contributing to great meat quality.\n\nAs health-conscious eaters themselves, Sarah and John are committed to producing natural, pastured grass fed beef from animals that are not given hormones or subtherapeutic antibiotics. Also part of their mission is humane treatment of the cattle, as well as a focus on sustainable production. Animal Welfare Approved certification was a natural fit for Against the Wind Ranch because the farm’s practices already fit the program. “We are thrilled that there is program like AWA that recognizes us for our practices.” Against the Wind Ranch sells beef directly to customers by the whole, half, quarter or 20# sample box. For more information visit www.againstthewindranch.com.