Address: Farm to Market Road 1221, Hext TX 76848 / (512) 422-1173
About Us / Brownson Rocking B Ranch History: This 320 acre working ranch is owned by the Brownson family: Thomas, Julie, Stephanie, Devan, and Wesley. Founded in 2001, the Rocking B is located between Mason and Menard in the heart of the Texas hill country. We are a grass-fed livestock operation, and our stock includes Angus, Hereford, and registered Devon cattle as well as Boer-Cross goats. Our cattle are bred for the quality of their beef and receive a forage diet free of pesticides. Our animals are never held in confinement, never fed antibiotics, and never receive synthetic growth hormones. What’s So Special about Organic Beef?Grass-fed, pastured, organic beef is better for you. Compared with feedlot meat, meat from grass-fed beef and goats has less total fat, less saturated fat, less cholesterol, and fewer calories. Grass-fed beef is leaner than beef obtained from cows imprisoned in feedlots and provides health-promoting omega-3 fatty acids and “conjugated linoleic acid.” Furthermore, grass-fed beef has more vitamin E, more beta-carotene, and more vitamin C than feedlot beef. Raising animals on pasture requires more knowledge and skill than sending them to a feedlot. In order for grass-fed beef to be succulent and tender, the cattle need to forage on high-quality grasses and legumes, especially in the months prior to slaughter. Providing this nutritious and natural diet demands healthy soil and careful pasture management so that the plants are maintained at an optimal stage of growth. Because high-quality pasture is the key to high-quality animal products, many pasture-based ranchers refer to themselves as "grass farmers" rather than “ranchers.” We raise great grass; the animals do all the rest!