About Us

Frank Silva was born and raised on a dairy farm. At the age of 24 his father sold the family dairy. That’s when he decided to start his own all-natural beef business. Frank had mixed breed cattle until 1991 when he

Frank Silva, Owner of All Natural Homestead Beef

Frank Silva, Owner of All Natural Homestead Beef

bought his first purebred Highland cows. Within two years he sold the mix breed cows, and focused only on raising Scottish Highland cattle.

Today he has a 70 acre ranch just south of LaSalle with a thriving herd of over 300 head of Scottish Highland cattle. They pasture up and down the Front Range eating all types of natural grasses, and he takes them into the mountains when the conditions are right for grazing.  Frank competes because he enjoys it, but his breeding program has a purpose beyond winning trophies. “I put those genetics back into my own stock. That’s how we stay on top. I want my breeding females to last a long time. I’m very picky. Typically an old cow is 10 or 12, and a third of my herd is over 15,” he shared.

This commitment to the breed and pride in product is reflected in every phase of Silva’s business. From selection to processing, quality is paramount. His processing is done at Steving Meat, a local family owned USDA certified processing plant in Kersey, Colorado. They only process one animal at a time and everything is hand cut. It is a Temple Grandin (low stress) designed facility which is key in the post mortem stage of processing allowing the tenderness and quality to come through.

If you have purchased All Natural Highland Beef from us and would like to share your testimonial with us please use the “contact us” email link at the bottom of this page to send it to us. We will format it to fit on our page and post it as soon as we can do so. Please feel free to share any comments you have about our meat with us in this way.

Thanks again for visiting us.

My wife says that I talk so much about All Natural Highland Beef at home and to friends that I should make them a commercial. Well, here it is: We bought some All Natural Highland beef at the Boulder Farmer’s Market on a whim. I wasn’t expecting much because beef is beef and everyone knows that the meat gets its flavor from the fat. But they just kept talking about how it was a low fat animal. Man was I surprised! Every cut of meat we’ve tried has been tender and flavorful. What’s more, the Silva family provides top-notch customer service. They have given us suggestions of cuts to try, tips on how to prepare it, recipes to bring out the best taste, and cooking tips. As someone who really appreciates great-tasting meat, I have found the best at All Natural Highland Beef!
Dylan in Boulder

See some of our photos from the stock show and county fairs!