We are the Fender Family of Flying F Ranch.
We are a 4th generation cattle ranchers located in the beautiful mountains of San Diego, California. Many people wouldn't think of cattle grazing in open pastures when San Diego comes to mind. However, we are here and we are proud and thankful to ranch in such a beautiful area of California.
My husband, Bryce and I met back in 2005 when we were in high school. I was an incoming freshman, and he was to be a Junior. We started dating that fall and ended up going to college together in San Diego and got married in June 2014. We received a unique wedding gift from my dad, ten head of heifers.
Those ten heifers made us develop our own operation that has strayed away from traditional family practices and into something that is our own. We dreamt of selling our beef direct to consumer locally to the San Diego community. One day, we would love to serve beyond San Diego.
We recently sold part of our herd to start another project we have been dreaming about, Registered Black Angus. We are excited for this new endeavor and look forward to seeing new black claves on the ground starting fall 2021! As well, we will be offering Certified Angus Beef by 2024.
We utilize spent brewers grain from local craft breweries to provide to our cattle as extra nourishment and backgrounding. Our mother cows absolutely love it to keep up with growing and feeding healthy calves. As well, they put less stress on our pastures because of the extra feed intake. Allowing rotational grazing to work even better.
In addition, the left over grain is recycled back into our finishing steers as a beneficial feed source full of protein, fiber and energy to develop delicious beef. We love seeing our products work synergistically and full circle. Sustainability is a subject we believe in and are passionate about.
In our spare time, we enjoy ranch days with our two sons and Aussies checking our cattle and tending to the land. We are proud to serve our community and love to help make the connection from the ranch directly to your plate.
-The Fender Family