Harvest Returns, a Fort Worth-based crowdfunding platform, recently helped American Beef Ranch complete a $470,000 raise.
According to Harvest Returns, the Idaho-based ranch aims to raise high-quality grass-fed, grass-finished beef and lamb.
A fifth-generation rancher, owner, and operator, Jesse Nelson has worked the ranch for over 10 years giving him an advantage in understanding how and where certain improvements are to be implemented, Harvest Returns said.
“There is a need to offer premium organic produce, meat, products, and forage in today’s market,” Nelson expressed. “Due to certain market criteria, we would need a partner with a unique financing platform to upscale our turnover. With Harvest Returns, we not only found a professional, educated team but a secured partnership for many endeavors moving forward. American Beef Ranch looks forward to providing its offerings nationwide.”
Nelson has been part of raising an estimated 5,000 different animals including 1,000 grass-fed steers.
Bullish on the future of ranching
American Beef Ranch endeavors to become the industry standard in beef and lamb production. Future expansion plans involve consulting services, an online storefront for meat and ranching supplies, and a USDA certified processing facility.
“Despite some growth in the alt-meat sector, we remain optimistic about the future of regenerative animal protein production and its benefits for the planet,” Harvest Returns Chief Executive Officer Chris Rawley said in a statement.
Rawley, who had a 30-year career in the United States Navy, started Harvest Returns because he wanted to help others invest in farms and ranches after deployments to impoverished areas showed him the importance of agriculture, according to the company website.
The platform has raised more than $12 million for livestock operations and this raise continues its success, Harvest Returns said.
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