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Yavapai-Apache agriculture launches ‘Native Beef’

On July 18, the Yavapai-Apache Nation Agriculture Program officially launched its tribally owned and operated Native Beef Brand during a joint luncheon with Robbie’s Restaurant in Rimrock. Pictured, back row, from left: Bill Moore, Barry Brashears and Dusty Trammel of YAN Agriculture. Front row, from left: YAN council members Nancy Guzman, Genevieve Datsi and Larry Jackson; Sage Trammel; YAN Agriculture Manager Yolanda Trujillo; Robbie Satran, owner of Robbie’s Restaurant; Anthony Canty and YAN council member Henry Smith. Photo courtesy Yavapai-Apache Nation

On July 18, the Yavapai-Apache Nation Agriculture Program officially launched its tribally owned and operated Native Beef Brand during a joint luncheon with Robbie’s Restaurant in Rimrock. Pictured, back row, from left: Bill Moore, Barry Brashears and Dusty Trammel of YAN Agriculture. Front row, from left: YAN council members Nancy Guzman, Genevieve Datsi and Larry Jackson; Sage Trammel; YAN Agriculture Manager Yolanda Trujillo; Robbie Satran, owner of Robbie’s Restaurant; Anthony Canty and YAN council member Henry Smith. Photo courtesy Yavapai-Apache Nation

CAMP VERDE – In July, the Yavapai-Apache Nation’s agriculture program officially launched its tribally owned and operated Native Beef brand.

Robbie’s Restaurant, located in Rimrock, now serves Native Beef.

“We pride ourselves on high quality ingredients that our customers experience,” said Robbie Satran, owner of Robbie’s. “The Native Beef that we have introduced in our menu delivers on the customers experience and expectation of quality.”

On July 18, the Nation made its first delivery of Native Beef to Robbie’s. The partnership, according to a YAN press release, is a “demonstration how the Nation and local Verde Valley businesses can collaborate and support the inter-connected economies of the rural communities.”

According to YAN Agriculture Manger Yolanda Trujillo, the Nation “wanted to do more with our livestock and felt that beyond raising the Nation’s cattle, we could begin processing them to provide tribally raised beef to the Verde Valley.”

“We are proud of this milestone and our ability to begin providing local restaurants and the community with high-quality, locally grown and raised beef,” Trujillo stated in the press release.

Native Beef is locally raised on the Nation’s Bald Hill Ranch. The Bald Hill Ranch is located on the Prescott National Forest on more than 15,000 acres of land.

The Nation also operates the Cloverleaf Farm and Ranch located in Middle Verde, headquarters to the Nation’s Agriculture and Native Beef programs.

Native Beef products are available from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday through Friday to the tribal community, general public and Verde Valley restaurants at the Nation’s Agriculture Program’s Cloverleaf Farm and Ranch.

For more information contact Yavapai-Apache Agriculture at 928-649-6914 or email ytrujillo@yan-tribe.org.

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