Our Cattle



Uniquely Alaskan!

The origin of our cattle goes back to 1937 when the first beef cattle were brought to Sitkinak Island. Like everything else in Alaska… these cattle have adapted and now thrive in the lush coastal environment.  You could not ask for a more local Alaskan beef product!  



Best Tasting Beef!
Sitkinak cattle have always enjoyed natural grazing all year long and are never confined for feeding. They have never been given vaccines, hormones, or chemicals. They are not branded and are minimally handled throughout the year.  Our cattle are locally harvested with our mobile processing unit and never exposed to undue stress.  The result of these practices ensure that our customers are receiving a superior beef product!



Best Beef For You!
The recognized benefits of locally grown grass-fed beef continue to rise! Grass-fed beef is lower in fat, higher in omega-3s, higher in beta-carotene, and higher in vitamins and minerals (including Vitamins B & E). People who have ample amounts of omega-3s in their diet are less likely to have high blood pressure or irregular heartbeat.  They are 50% less likely to suffer a heart attack.  Omega-3s are essential for your brain as well.  People with a diet rich in omega-3s are less likely to suffer from depression, schizophrenia, attention deficit disorder (ADD), or Alzheimer’s disease.  They even reduce the risk of cancer. 




The following table provides a simple comparison between
“organic”, “natural”, “grass fed”, and “commercially raised” cattle:


Raised                             Allowed                                                                                    

Commercial....................Feedlot, grain, antibiotics, hormones, steroids, vaccines, confined living, hay
Natural...........................Feedlot, grain, antibiotics, vaccines, confined living, hay
Organic...........................Feedlot, grain, vaccines, confined living, hay
Grass Fed........................Antibiotics, vaccines
Sitkinak Beef...................None of the above



Simply put… serving and eating Sitkinak Beef gives you the confidence that you are providing your family with the healthiest and highest quality Alaskan beef product possible!