Our Feed



Our cattle spend the summer months on bermuda, WW-Bdhal, and native grasses. During the winter we plant a mixture of wheat, oats, and sometimes clover. We graze in a rotational cycle during the growing season. Most of our pastures are grazed for 7-10 days each depending on the rainfall and the type of grasses. This has proven not only helpful for cattle gaining weight, and also very beneficial for the land, as it allows the grasses to rest and not be grazed continuously.

Instead of using pesticides and fertilizers, we now use annual crop rotations, prescribed burning, and are starting to work with the Natural Resource Conservation Service to develop a cover crop system to help build our soil naturally. 


As of July 2017 Z Bar Cattle Co is the first USDA feeding facilities in North Texas to be third party verified as All Natural and NHTC (non hormone treated cattle)  Unlike a conventional feed-yard our fed cattle, which are kept separate from our grass fed cattle, are turned out in 4-15 acres and have access to plenty of shade, fresh water and wind breaks.  They are fed a mixed ration for 150-200 days.  We never feed antibiotics or ionophores. All our grain fed cattle grade upper 2/3 choice to prime.


When needed, all of our cattle are supplemented with alfalfa hay during the winter months or during periods of drought. Our hay is an older variety, non GMO Buffalo Alfalfa, grown in central Oklahoma. It's more expensive than locally grown bermuda but we feel our cattle and customers are worth it.