The legacy of Salazar Ranches began in the early 1860s, when great grandfather Phillip Cantu established the original Salazar family homestead. Salazar Ranches has been in the Salazar family ever since then, for about 150 years, and in 2010 received the Centennial Farms award certification.
The ranch is located in the San Luis Valley in Conejos County, nestled between The Sangre de Christo and the San Juan Mountains, at an elevation of 7,800 feet. It is one of the most fertile production areas in the country. This unique geographic location allows for the closeness of the sun to warm the fields during the day but yields cool nights in the evenings, which produces the highest quality hay.
There have been seven generations of continuous farming and ranching on this very land. Our love and respect for the land inspires us to care for the natural resources we have been entrusted with by previous generations. We work to preserve and protect our natural resources through sustainable farming and ranching practices.
Centuries of mastering our craft, coupled with the application of new technologies and the unique mountainous location of our ranch, produces some of the best quality organic grass, alfalfa and beef available.