El Morro Valley Ranch
El Morro Valley Ranch is operated by Charles Mallery and Rebecca Allina.
Located in the Zuni mountains near El Morro National Monument, the ranch encompasses over 20,000 acres of grazing land.
Currently, the ranch runs about 150 black Angus and Hereford/Angus cross mother cows and some stockers.
El Morro Valley Ranch became certified organic in the summer of 2009 and became GAP certified in 2011. El Morro Valley Ranch is committed to sustainable ranching practices, humane treatment and raising healthy, quality beef. We are honored to be a part of the "food revolution" and we are working to develop regional food systems.
Charles Mallery has been working in cow/calf operations since 1972 and began his own operation in 1976. Prior to ranching, Charles worked as a wildlife biologist for the Peace Corps in Ethiopia doing ecological studies. During that time he established the first national park (Rift Valley Lakes). Charles is a native of the Zuni mountains in New Mexico.
Rebecca Allina has a MA in education and has been a teacher in the Peace Corps in Iran. She has facilitated health retreats, established a health foundation, been a hospice counselor and volunteered for an international health organization. She moved to NM with her dog, Annie, in 2008 where they both discovered that they really like cows and Charlie.
El Morro Valley Ranch joined Sweet Grass Co-op in 2012.