Johnston County Pasture-Raised Beef Now Available At Fred Smith Company Ranch


CLAYTON – Many in our community are concerned with maintaining good health. Protein is a critical component of a healthy immune system. It’s essential to know that Fred Smith Company (FSC) Ranch in Clayton, N.C. is supplying Johnston County-grown value-added ground beef directly to our community. FSC Ranch would like to keep our community connected to the farm by selling ground beef from pasture-raised cattle directly to customers. Our cattle have no added hormones, are antibiotic-free, and are treated with the utmost care. They spend their days grazing the rolling hills of FSC Ranch in Clayton and are known for their docility as they roam their tree-lined pastures.

The protein from FSC Ranch Beef contains the vitamins and essential amino acids necessary for good health. Recently, Shalene McNeill, Ph.D., R.D., at NCBA, had this to say about beef, “Scientific evidence shows that beef delivers high-quality protein needed to achieve and maintain a healthy weight, preserve and build muscle and support healthy aging.” Rest assured that each package of FSC Ranch Beef contains one ingredient and one ingredient only, beef from one cattle and one cattle only. FSC Ranch premium ground beef is nutritious and delicious.

FSC Ranch Beef’s value-added all-natural local Premium Ground Beef comes in convenient 1 lb vacuum sealed packages as well as carries the following guarantees:

  • No antibiotics
  • No added hormones
  • Local pasture-raised cows
  • Ground Beef batches made from single cows for traceability
  • Includes Steak cuts
  • No fillers added
  • USDA inspected

FSC Ranch Beef is the perfect start to virtually any ground beef recipe from meatloaf to your favorite burger. Our convenient packages make it easy to use just what you need. What makes FSC Ranch Beef’s premium ground beef so delicious? One word: steak! Our ground beef includes steak cuts that are ground into our beef resulting in meat that’s juicy and packed with steak-heavy flavor.

To order premium ground beef from FSC Ranch, go to Bulk-beef purchases of over 10 pounds are by pre-order only. One-pound ground beef packs of FSC Ranch Beef are $5.00. You may pick up your purchases seven days a week between 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM at Riverwood Golf Course: 400 Riverwood Dr, Clayton, NC 27527 (919-550-1919), or Hedingham Golf Course: 4801 Harbour Towne Dr, Raleigh, NC 27604 (919-250-3030). Orders may also be picked up five days a week between 8 AM – 5 PM at FSC Ranch: 2102 Pritchard Rd., Clayton, NC 29527, or Saturdays by appointment (Fred Smith: 919-422-4092 or Laurie Bishop: 919-588-2091).

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