Tammy and Tom Kelly have both lived in Prescott all of their lives and have always enjoyed shopping with the downtown merchants. Although tourism is very important in Prescott, they felt it was also important to bring something to the downtown area that locals could enjoy as well.
The Rancher’s Wife is the newest store on historic Whiskey Row in Prescott, Arizona. The Rancher’s Wife features a myriad of cowboy collectibles to outfit the finest southwestern homes. From hand-made furniture and original oil paintings created by Arizona artisans to the finest, unique mesquite furniture of Mexico, the store features western collectibles which will set apart and distinguish your home. Consistent with an authentic southwestern home, the Rancher’s Wife stocks Arizona agricultural products made by local farmers and ranchers. Delicious salsas, candies, nuts, bread recipes and jerky adorn the shelves.
Moreover, the Rancher’s Wife is the home of Kelly Beef a family owned and operated grass-fed beef operation which raises 100% natural, grass-fed beef. Our calves are bred and born on the La Cienega Ranch located in the pristine environment of the Hualapai Mountains in western Arizona. Operating as a 500 head cow/calf operation, this working cattle ranch spans over 260 square miles of land in western Arizona. From desert habitat to the cool pines at over 7,000 feet in elevation, our cattle browse on the natural occuring grasses and plants thriving in a carefully managed, healthy ecosystem.
Once the calves are weaned from their mothers, the premium calves are hand-picked from the herd. These select cattle are then transported to the lush grasslands of the Arrow-T Cattle Company in central Arizona to grow to processing weight. The Arrow-T is an 1100 acre grassland paradise featuring sub-irrigated pastures and artesian wells. The availability of water ensures availability of green lush grass “year-round” ensuring the production of the finest grass-fed beef.
We emphasize the low-strees handling of our calves and our hightest priority is the health of our animals. We never use grain supplements, corn, pesticides, herbicides or synthetic hormones in feeding our cattle. The beef is 100% grass-fed and all natural. Our beef is inspected and certified by the Arizona Department of Agriculture before it is placed for sale at the Rancher’s Wife.