American Alps Ranch | small angus cattle ~ big grass-fed taste


American Alps Ranch is located in the foothills of the beautiful North Cascade Mountains - sometimes referred to as the “American Alps”- between the Skagit and Cascade Rivers, in the Upper Skagit Valley of Washington state.  We are a small family-owned and operated ranch.

Rick Palmer and lowline calf

Our goal is to produce gourmet quality, all-natural grass fed, grass finished beef the way nature intended. To us this means quality, healthy beef that is grown and finished on nothing but grass - period. Our cattle are grazed rotationally and sustainably and produce delicious, healthy beef. We raise our cattle the old fashioned way, the way it was done a hundred years ago before the small family farm disappeared, and industrial agriculture became the norm.

We raise the Lowline Angus breed of cattle, because this ancient heritage breed finishes extremely well on grass and produces excellent tasting, high quality beef.  Lowline Angus are easy calving, good natured cattle that are very feed efficient and maintain themselves on grass. They have excellent taste, texture and tenderness beef characteristics and an exceptional rib eye area per hundred pounds of body weight which translates to very high yielding, high quality, high value beef carcasses. They are great mothers, very hardy, small and easy to handle.

Our Guarantee

We unconditionally guarantee that our meat is free from antibiotics, hormones, chemical feed additives, grain or animal by-products. Our meat is processed under USDA inspection.

Our goal is to provide our customers with the delicious gourmet taste of our all natural, grass fed and grass finished Angus beef; direct from our ranch to you. If you are not completely satisfied with our beef, contact us and we will make it right.