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Altai Meadows is a family farm located in north-central Missouri near the small town of Higbee. Our family is dedicated to the production of quality grass-fed, grass-finished beef in a manner that respects our environment and our cattle. Our cattle mob is moved to fresh pasture on a daily basis to provide exceptional foraging conditions while continuously improving our pastures. Our beef is naturally and humanely produced without added hormones or antibiotics. We also leave out the chemical wormer and vaccines. Grass-finished beef, pasture raised chicken, and farm fresh eggs are available for purchase at the farm and at the Columbia Farmers Market in Columbia, Missouri.  Farm tours are also available by appointment.

ALTAI MEADOWS IN MEDIA

From the Columbia Daily Tribune:

MISSOURI CATTLE RANCHERS WORK TO CAPTURE A SLICE OF THE BEEF MARKET

On Saturday mornings, Jeff Cook, of Altai Meadows shows up at the Columbia Farmers Market with a cooler filled with various cuts of his grass-finished beef and sometimes chickens and a little produce from his garden. The sign next to his cooler says: “100-percent grass-fed beef.” But he often finds himself further explaining to customers how he raises his cattle and the differences between grass-fed and grass-finished beef. Read More…

From the Columbia Farmers Market:

VENDOR SPOTLIGHT: ALTAI MEADOWS

Altai Meadows is named for the Altai Mountains in Mongolia, where Jeff Cook met his wife, Augie, while he was serving in the Peace Corps. While Jeff was there, he marveled that semi-nomadic families moved their portable tents, or yurts, with their cattle livestock on varying grasslands several times a year. Read More…

From Vox Magazine:

ALTAI MEADOWS CARES FOR CATTLE THROUGH GRASS FEEDING

The words “grass-fed” on a package of beef might sound promising, but the label alone doesn’t guarantee that grass was the only thing the herd munched on. That said, the cattle raised at Altai Meadows in Higbee, Missouri, are 100-percent grass-fed and grass-finished, and the difference can be found in the flavor. Read more…

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