Producing the Finest Missouri Grass-Fed and Pasture-Finished Beef


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Our work and mission is to continually improve the health of our farm and its produce and to raise the highest quality beef possible, becoming more sustainable as we do. The current improvements have been in moving toward natural grass-fed beef with improved genetics and heart-healthy beef. See our Raising Pasture Fed Beef section for details.To do this, we are constantly improving our herd and also tweaking our grazing techniques to make these ever more sustainable.

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Producing the Finest Missouri Grass-Fed and Pasture-Finished Beef

  1. 1. Producing the Finest Missouri Grass-Fedand Pasture-Finished BeefOur work and mission is to continuallyimprove the health of our farm and itsproduce and to raise the highest qualitybeef possible, becoming more sustainableas we do.The current improvements have been inmoving toward natural grass-fed beef withimproved genetics and heart-healthy beef.See our Raising Pasture Fed Beef sectionfor details.To do this, we are constantly improving ourherd and also tweaking our grazingtechniques to make these ever moresustainable. We have also started todirect-market our beef, meaning that we can now tell you very closely what your cow hasbeen eating for its entire life, and where it was processed. And you get better value for yourdollar.Unlike your supermarket beef, you can inspect every step of the way if you want to.We think that you deserve to know exactly where your food comes from and how it was raised.How our beef is different • Only locally-raised sires and dams are used. • Humane treatment at all times (some even say they are "spoiled"). • No growth hormones. • Antibiotics only when prescribed to cure an illness. • Lots of fresh air, and all the water and grass they can enjoy. • Our beef is bred to thrive on grass, not grain.So, enjoy on this site all the information we can give you about how to get high-quality, Visit for more information.
  2. 2. locally-raised beef which keeps all of its natively tasty flavor.We raise our beef just so you can enjoy it, just as we have for most of our lives. Farm Tours Available on Request While we are very busy most days as usual, we do have visitors and these are always welcome. However, we do request that you call ahead for an appointment. Some seasons do not lend themselves to farm tours, but a nice day in the pastures is a joy nearly all year round. (Note: Non-guided tours are not permitted by our insurance.) Just bring your boots and be prepared to walk! Visit for more information.
  3. 3. About Worstell FarmsOur family goes back on both sides withfarmers. As far as we can trace.And that tradition came to Mexico,Missouri around 1960 to purchase thecurrent farming operation.Jim and Laura Worstell established aworking farm there and then, and raised abig family of 8 kids, along with severaldogs, cats, and an occasional pet squirrelor raccoon. And dont forget the llamasand peacocks...In 2000, Robert Worstell returned to thefarm to take over operations management(as well as the day-to-day chores) andshares these duties with his mother and sister (well, not the chores, so much.)On approximately 250 acres of land, which is mixed hillsides, bottom, and woods, we raise acombination of annual row-crops and also our beef. Typical of this area, we have marginalland which is better suited to cattle than cultivation (which is typical of most cattle-farming).Weve found that where we run our cattle actually improves the soil and its health - as long aswe pay attention and actually manage how long and when they graze where. As we continue tostudy and learn about and from our cattle, our daily lessons help us to improve the quality andquantity of beef we raise.We practice managed grazing and are transitioning over to ultra-high-density stocking, as this is even better for the land and actually requires more cattle peracre to keep up with the lush growth and pasture renovation.All our beef is from local stock. Mostly black Angus cross-bred cows, with our current BeltedGalloway bull named "Gene Autry" is servicing these well.Ordering Our BeefWe only take local orders, so contact us via the website or call directly. Due to Federal laws,we cannot sell our beef out of Missouri – youll have to buy it here. Generally, our beef isspoken for well before its ready for processing. However, contact us for what we have comingup and we can give you an estimate on when the next one is coming available. We are also offering La Cense beef, which is USDA inspected and can be shipped anywhere in the US. Please see for details. Visit for more information.
  4. 4. Related Articles from the Worstell Farms Web Site: • Worstell Farms – Finest Missouri Grass Fed Beef • Raising Missouri Pasture-Fed Beef • Whats All-Natural, Humane, Pasture-Raised? • How does a Beef Ranch Stay in Business? • Why our Missouri prime beef is striped... • Missouri Beef: Heathy is as Healthy Eats • What are "CLAs" and "Omega 3 and 6s"?!? • How Missouri Beef is Your Best Health Food • Missouri Grass Fed Meat For You to Buy • The Surprising Taste of Grass Fed Meat • Dry Aged Vs. Wet Aged • What are the beef cuts?About the Author:Dr. Robert Worstell retired from a corporate career in graphic design to the much calmer andhealthier American Midwest, to inherit running the family farm. His constant work andresearch has been to improve the sustainability of this Missouri “beef ranch”. The results showthat grass fed beef, locally and directly marketed is the route to profitability, not followingcommodity trends.Dr. Worstells training in web design has helped him move the operation more online, as wellas giving him new networking opportunities to promote Worstell Farms beef products. He isalso a prolific author and has recently completed research into the all-time best self helpbooks, with his “Freedom Is – (period).” Out of the 7 books published this year, hes alsoproduced a fiction work, “The Dreamer Dreamed” - itself a breakthrough use of fiction toexplore the metaphysical aspect of dream meaning. All of these are available athttp://midwestjournalpress.comDr. Worstell may be contacted through his several blogs and websites for interviews andappearances. Visit for more information