We are Native Angus

In 1873, George Wallace, from Scotland, brought the first Native Angus cattle to America. He heard about the Great Plains in Kansas where the Buffalo roamed. Once he arrived he found the grassland region that had perfectly balanced seasons. He set his roots in Victoria, Kansas just a short distance from our Lava Acres Ranch.

Native Angus are cattle originally from Angus county Scotland. Their genetics can be continuously traced back to the origin of the breed. The way of differentiating in the Angus breed is the term Native bred – They are marked on the pedigree, which means, there are no imported blood lines. They are the blue print of the Angus breed that we know today.

The historic relevance of the Native Angus goes back more than 150 year and is highly evident. With their superior genetics, mid-sized frame, optimal level of efficiency on GRASS, and much higher quality beef carcass. As consumer preferences are shifting toward more health conscious choices; the Native Angus provides a very healthy source of protein.

Lava Acres Ranch Difference

We aim for sustainability. All the grass we use is perennial.

Rotational grazing practices that don’t require any herbicides, pesticides or fertilizers.

Grass Fed and Grass Finished. No antibiotics or hormones for our beef.

Where the inspiration for Lava Acres Ranch Stems from

Our owner, Alfredo Lopez has been dreaming about having his own cattle ranch for many years. He was fascinated by cattle and remembered his family’s small farm in Colombia when he was young. Since then Alfredo has been purchasing land and preparing himself to get into the cattle industry. Another big reason he wanted to get into grass fed, grass finished, rotational and sustainable grazing, organic, hormone and antibiotics free beef is for his children. Luis, Alfredo’s son, grew up being very interested in taking classes on grasses and learning about the native Kansas land. Now that Luis is an Physician in Geriatrics Medicine. He continues to be interested in taking courses to learn more about how beef can play a part in healthy aging. Alfredo’s wife, Dr. Claudia Perez-Tamayo, the lead Oncologist for Central Care Cancer Center, has seen how grass fed grass finished with no added hormones or antibiotics can positively affect the health of her patients. Lava Acres’ mission is greatly inspired by her. Alfredo’s youngest daughter, Veronica, will take the lead when she completes her studies in business, marketing, and international business. She is fluent in English, Spanish, and Mandarin. Victoria, Alfredo’s other daughter, with a Master’s in Health Administration, is the Director of Operations at Health Professionals for a Healthy Climate. It is with this dedication that she is very passionate about being a good steward of the Earth.  This is the inspiration for partaking in sustainable grazing methods and prioritizing animal health. As a father and an entrepreneur, Alfredo is very proud of his children and the influence they have on Lava Acres Ranch. His hope is to make this a lasting family legacy that they can all be proud of.

Meet Our Team

Lava Acres Ranch is fortunate to have a well versed team!

Alfredo Lopez

Owner & CEO

Alfredo is the owner and dreamer responsible for Lava Acres Ranch. It is with his passion and drive that Native Angus, directly from the 9 Scottish Pedigrees will be raised in Kansas.

Marketing & Development

Lava Acres Ranch has some very skilled Marketing & Development people working hard behind the scenes. Everything from helping working the cattle, to taking photos, to working with Scotland.

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Find us at the ranch

From Salina
  • Northbound on Ohio St. North of I-70 4.1 miles
  • Turn East on Humbarger Rd. Drive 50 yards and the driveway is on the North
  • Coordinates 38.943457, -97.592640

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Alfredo Lopez
Mon - Fri, 8:00-17:00

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