Teton Waters Ranch, Loveland, Colorado
Teton Waters Ranch produces 100% grass-fed and grass-finished, fully cooked beef products, including sausages, meatballs and frankfurters. Founded on a ranch in the Teton Valley of Idaho in 2009, and now based in Loveland, Colorado, Teton Waters Ranch has grown to become a leading brand of 100% grass-fed beef in the U.S.
Nearly fifteen years ago, Teton Waters Ranch founder, Jeff Russell, acquired land in Idaho that once held an industrial potato farm. With a passion for the west and environmental conservation, Russell set out to restore the farm’s depleted fields with regenerative cattle grazing to restore the soil. He planted native grasses and grazed those grasses with cattle that naturally fertilized the soil and created a system that is both sustainable and healthy.
Today, Teton Waters Ranch works with thousands of cattle ranches in the U.S. and around the world and is leading them to all become Certified Humane®. “We work at improving our company every day,” says Jeff Tripician, CEO at Teton Waters Ranch. “Certified Humane® is something we strongly believe in, so it’s important to us to work with ranches who share our belief that third party verification and rigorous protocols are incredibly valuable to everything we do and to our food system overall. Ultimately, the Certified Humane® program protocols, which are strongly aligned with the mission of Teton Waters Ranch, are what allow us to create the best tasting, highest quality, grass fed and finished beef available.”
“Together, Teton Waters Ranch and the Certified Humane® logo reassure our customers that our claims are indeed valid,” says Tripician. “Our philosophy and goal is to have a comprehensive grass fed beef solution that is better for people, better for the animals and better for the planet,” added Tripician, “and we can achieve that with programs like Certified Humane®.”
Teton Waters Ranch is working to increase availability of and consumer demand for grass-fed beef. Retail sales of grass-fed beef in the U.S. has doubled each year since 2013, growing at 101 percent per year, with Teton Waters Ranch leading growth in their product categories.
Teton Waters Ranch’s redesigned packaging boasts the Certified Humane® label, which means all ranches that supply beef to Teton Waters Ranch raise cattle and operate in accordance with Certified Humane® standards. For more information, please visit Teton Waters Ranch
Find Teton Waters Ranch products in grocery stores across the US by visiting the product locator at certifiedhumane.org/ shop/ or by downloading the free mobile app certifiedhumane.org/download-our-mobile-app/.