Honoring the legacy of Cattle Ranching

Thousand Hills Cattle Ranch is a Georgia Beef Cattle Ranch that provides local beef to consumers. Our cattle are custom raised and rotated through healthy pastures.  The finished cattle are processed and dry-aged producing a true craft product.

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Ivan Minks

Thousand Hills Cattle Ranch produces beef cattle honoring the legacy of cattle ranching. Our cattle are grown naturally as they were in the early years of cattle ranching in America before commercialization / industrialization. Our cattle are pasture-raised and pasture-finished on natural forages that include native grasses and legumes. We also supply a free choice supplement which is a balanced mix of grains, vitamins, and minerals that compliments our natural forages that is developed specifically for our cattle by a bovine nutrition specialist. Our cattle choose what they want to eat – just like we do!

Grown locally, we combine today’s knowledge of genetics, nutrition, and health management with regenerative agriculture practices, animal husbandry, and welfare. Thousand Hills cattle are personally cared for. I know each one of them, manage each one of them, and will inspect each one of them before processing. This is my Promise to you.


Psalm 50

Being believers in God, Ivan and I want always to honor our Lord in all that we do. We know that our God owns the cattle on a thousand hills and that all He wants from us is to honor Him, thank Him, and call upon Him. We named our Ranch Thousand Hills Cattle Ranch in honor of our Lord and giving our hearts to Him. 


What we offer

Our Promise

Thousand Hills offers quality ground beef and prime cuts to customers who know the difference between industrial  production and natural production processes, who want to eat healthier, who want to eat locally-grown, who want to support sustainable practices, and who appreciate the taste and philosophy of better-raised beef.


• Committed to the practices of animal welfare and humane ranching.
• Improve the earth to make better pastureland.
• Grew our ranch from the ground up.
• Restored the land and insist upon 19th-century methods — well before the rise of industrial farming practices.


• Use no herbicides, pesticides, commercial fertilizers, antibiotics, endectocides, or growth hormones.
• Process all beef in a Federally-inspected facility.
• Employ nutritionists to ensure the best health and diets of all cattle.

Our Team

Ivan Minks

Ranch Owner and Founder,

Wanda Minks

Ranch Owner, CFO

Mr. Pete

Cattle Protector and Loyal Friend

PSALM 50: 7-12

"Listen, my people, and I will speak; I will testify against you, Israel: I am God, your God. I bring no charges against you concerning your sacrifices or concerning your burnt offerings, which are ever before me. I have no need of a bull from your stall or of goats from your pens, for every animal of the forest is mine, and the cattle on a thousand hills. I know every bird in the mountains, and the insects in the fields are mine. If I were hungry I would not tell you, for the world is mine, and all that is in it."