Announcing New Bandy Beef Consumer-Direct Grass-Fed Beef Program

Support the University of Montana’s Franke College of Forestry and Conservation while stocking your freezer with affordable, locally-raised, grass-fed Angus beef from UM's Bandy Ranch. Quarter beef packages are now available at just $6.85/lb (~110-130 lbs total). Packages include an assortment of steaks, roasts, ground beef, stew meat and more. For details visit our online store.

This consumer-direct beef program complements UM’s Ranch-to-Campus program, launched in 2019 in cooperation with Campus Dining. This partnership enables us to provide UM students, faculty and staff with Bandy Beef at campus dining centers, catered events and the UM Food Pantry. The addition of a new consumer-direct program helps us maintain the viability of the Ranch-to-Campus program. The Bandy Ranch cattle operation is a modest one, so beef supplies are limited.

The Bandy Experimental Ranch is a field station of the W.A. College of Forestry and Conservation at the University of Montana. Located between the Blackfoot River and the 1.5-million-acre Bob Marshall Wilderness complex, the Bandy Ranch is a working laboratory-classroom with a special mission: to demonstrate and advance sustainable beef cattle production while conserving and restoring natural Rocky Mountain ecosystems. The ranch's 3,596 acres of prairies, pastures, forests, streams and ponds provide essential habitat for wild populations of elk, wolves, grizzly bears, black bears, beavers, cutthroat trout, sandhill cranes, trumpeter swans, long-billed curlews, black terns and more. 100% of Bandy Beef sales go directly to sustaining the Bandy Ranch and supporting its unique mission.