Riven Rock Farm

100% Pasture Raised Galloway Beef


Riven Rock 100% Natural Grass Fed Galloway Beef

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Our foundation herd of heritage breed, Galloway cattle produce superior beef on pasture forage.  Low in fat, tender and full of flavor, it is the ultimate in grass fed beef. The USDA Cycle IV Germ Plasm Evaluation Program at the Meat Animal Research Center (MARC) showed that Galloways placed at the top of the chart for flavor, juiciness and tenderness when compared to eleven other breeds.

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Riven Rock Galloways are raised humanely and in an environment that is free of agrichemicals, pesticides, antibiotics and hormones. They feed on lush green mountain meadows, and are completely hormone, anti-biotic and grain- free, resulting in an all natural grass fed beef product that is exceptionally tender, healthy and full of flavor- Virginia's best!

Our cattle are pasture raised using organic practices and fed organic supplements and minerals.  We rotationally graze our cattle and in winter, feed on pure Highland hay.  This hay is grown here locally and includes orchardgrass, bluegrass, rye, timothy, clover, alfalfa, and other assorted grasses and forbs. 

Their year-round, free-choice mineral supplement is a certified organic mix of Thorvin Sea Kelp and trace minerals.

We are an Animal Welfare Approved farm and strive to provide an exceptional environment for our animals.  Following AWA guidelines, we only use an antibiotic in a life or death situation with an animal.  We never use any medications as a preventative.

Why 100% Natural and not Certified Organic?

We choose not to be organically certified for several reasons:

We sometimes source high quality hay from some of our neighbors, who cant afford- or justify the certification process.

“Certified Organic” has become big business and a profit center for the federal government.  We choose not to support that. 

It is an expensive, tedious process that only increases the prices we would have to charge for our beef.

We would rather open our farm to all of our customers and let you see for yourself- our animals, our humane, organic practices, and our commitment to providing a wonderful, healthy product.  We brag that we had over 50 inspectors visit Riven Rock last year. We call those inspectors- customers!

At Riven Rock, our goal is to create a truly Holistic grazing system. By rotating our animals to fresh grass daily, the animal impact works in harmony with nature and promotes fertility, microbial activity and healthy topsoil.  The livestock actually heal the land.  

Not only do we not use hormones, preventative antibiotics, or steroids; we keep our cattle on pastures 365 days of the year, not in distant feedlots- and we never feed grain.  This is not a requirement by organic standards, but we believe in nurturing our animals and raising them the way nature intended.

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Heritage Galloway Beef Half $4.50 Per Pound. Based on Pre-cut hanging weight.

Our Beeves are usually ready for processing at 1,000 to 1,100 pounds. An 1,100 pound steer results in an approximate pre-cut hanging weight of 650 pounds.  50% of 650 pounds would be about 325 pounds pre-cut hanging weight.  This will yield between 200-220 pounds of packaged cuts per beef half

Our local custom/USDA processor- Alleghany Meats-  will custom cut, wrap and flash freeze your balanced quarter beef share to your specifications.  They have several excellent packaging and cuts options for you to choose from.  You pick your options, and pay Alleghany Meats directly the the processing of your beef share.

Please visit their web site at www.alleghanymeats.com  to see the great options available for your beef!

Alleghany Meats, indicated that a typical half would include approximately:

8 New York Strips

8 Tenderloin Filets

8 Sirloin Steaks

8 Round Steaks or 6 Roasts

2 Rump Roast

2 Sirloin Tip Roast or Steak

10 Chuck Roasts

8 Ribeye Steaks or 2 Standing Rib Roast

Short Ribs/Burger


Stew Meat

Soup Bones, Heart, Liver and Tongue if requested.

There is a $300.00 down payment required to reserve your half/whole beef. The balance is due at time of pick up at Alleghany Meats.  We will communicate with each customer and let you know when the dry aging and cutting are done, and then you may call Alleghany Meats to arrange a pick up time at the center here in Highland County.

For 1/2 of a beef you would need approximately 6 cubic feet of freezer space.

 Please give us at 540-474-3022 and we will be happy to discuss your customizing options.

Grass Fed VarietyPack (approx. 22 lb) $210

 - 4 Steaks, 2/pkg. (combination of two packages of either New York Strip, Tenderloin, Rib-Eye,  Sirloin  Total approx. 3.5 to 4 lb)

- 1 Rump or Sirloin Tip Roast, approx. 3 lb

- 2 Round Steaks or additional 2-3 lb roast

- 2 Boneless Brisket or Chuck roast

- 12 lb. Lean Hamburger (ground beef) in 1 lb pkgs.

Hamburger Pack (approx. 10 lb) $55.00

- 10 lb. Lean Hamburger (ground beef) in 1 lb. pkgs.


Our beef is custom-aged for maximum tenderness and flavor. It is then cut, placed in vacuum-sealed packaging, labeled and frozen.  Here is a sample of some of our cuts.  Cuts and prices can vary by season, so call about your favorite cut.


Description of Riven Rock Beef Product

Price Per   Pound

Tenderloin/Tenderloin Filet 


New York Strip (boneless 1 to 1-1/4 inches thick/approx 10-14 oz)


Boneless Ribeye (1-1/4 to 1-1/2 inches thick/approx 10-14 oz)


Boneless Flank Steak (thin steak approx 14 oz.)


Boneless Sirloin Steak (1 to 1-1/4 inches thick/approx 12-14 oz)


Boneless Skirt Steak (approx 16 oz.)


Eye of Round Round Steak (approx 1-2 lbs)


Boneless Sirloin/Tip Roast (approx. 2-3 lbs.)


Boneless Rump Roast (approx 2-3 lbs.)


Boneless Eye of the Round Roast (approx. 2 lbs.)


Boneless Tri-Tip (approx. 2-3 lbs.)


Bone In Chuck Roast (approx. 2-3 lbs.)


Bone In Shoulder Roast (approx. 3 lbs.)


Boneless Brisket (approx. 2-3 lbs.)


Beltie Burger (1 lb. pkg.)



Additional Steak cuts and specials are available during the summer grilling season- call us for more information!


Steaks are best if prepared rare to medium.

Optional purchases for your order include:  Beef Heart, Liver, Tongue, Oxtail, and Brisket










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