Pasture To Plate

            Open Mondays – Fridays 8 AM – 6 PM,  Saturdays 9 AM – 5 PM

  • No Antibiotics
  • No Added Hormones
  • Local Pasture-Raised
  • Made from a Single Animal for Traceability
  • No Fillers Added
  • USDA Inspected and Approved

Interested in buying a half animal?

Contact Grace for more information at


Subscription Boxes Available!

Looking for more than a few steaks?

Call for more information on our new subscription service where you can buy 1/2 an animal in

12-month installments.


Check out what our customers are saying…

Jim in Knightdale, NC

This is the first Eye of Round that I got from FSC Ranch Beef. It was delicious! Everyone enjoyed it! I cooked it low after searing. It was a 2.70-pound roast. Fed 4 adults with plenty leftover.

I also cooked a 4.42 pounder from FSC Ranch Beet the exact same way for an early Christmas dinner with my family, (8 adults and 2 grandsons)! It was soooo good that they, my 3 children and their significant others, equally divided the leftovers and took them home. So, we didn’t have any leftovers.

My grandson said, “PopPop, you’re a good cooker!”

So, my wife said, “We are not buying any roasts from anywhere else but FSC Ranch Beef”

How about that!

Bo in Clayton, NC

I want to write a note to thank you for opening the Ranch to the public and selling your beef. 

The quality of meat is by far top shelf, and being a big time cook, some of the best a customer can purchase! 

When a business offers a great product, word of mouth is one of the best reviews a company can get.  With that being said, I will keep telling everyone about Fred Smith Ranch! 

I love the building, the staff is so friendly, and wow what beautiful land!

Brian & Diane in Clayton, NC

Just wanted to let you know how delicious your beef is!
The flavor is wonderful whether cooking on the grill or in a cast iron pan.
We were pleasantly surprised at the abundance a half of cow yielded!
It allowed us to donate a portion to families in need due to COVID-19.
Our purchase was a win win! We have been sharing steaks with friends so they can also taste how wonderful the beef is as well!
Your ranch is definitely our go to for beef!
Also, Irvin and Laurie have been an absolute pleasure to work with.
You both have made it simple and easy.
Thanks again!

Steve N.

During my visit last Wednesday, I picked up some T-bones, Ribeyes, and Filets. 

I let a T-bone and a Ribeye thaw on Friday, seasoned with a little salt and generous portion of peper and rubbed with a little oilive oil.

I put them on my Traeger Wood Pellet grill and grilled them for about 14 minutes on each side.

They came off a perfect medium (pink in the middle). 

The ribeye was very good, but the T-bone was off the chain.

Please let me know when you will have some more T-bones.

Thanks again.

Chris in Smithfield, NC

I discovered FSC Ranch Beef one day when browsing the JoCo report, and an article was featured on the website introducing their readers to the ranch.Now up until this point, I was accustomed to buying beef from your local grocery store, or Walmart.I was dissatisfied with the low quality, high fat content, or most beef available.Upon looking on the FSC website, I discovered their ground beef packs were only $5 a pound, and let me tell you it is worth every penny of that $5! After cooking the beef, I noticed it was a very high quality beef, very lean, with little grease drainage required. It has a nice deep red color before cooking, which indicates a very fresh product. The taste of FSC Ranch Beef is unlike any beef I had ever tasted! For lack of a better term the ranch ground beef tastes extremely pure, extremely clean, and fresh.

I recommend all of my friends try out FSC Ranch Beef for any of their beef needs! I got hooked back in the Summer of 2020, and I don’t think I’ll ever go back to getting store bought beef again!

We Believe in Quality

Pasture to Plate

Our cattle are treated with the utmost care. They spend their days grazing the rolling hills of FSC Ranch and are known for their docility as they roam their tree-lined pastures.

We are proud to offer you superior beef that never contains fillers and is antibiotic-free with no added hormones. When you purchase beef from FSC Ranch Beef, rest assured that you are getting quality lean beef to feed your family.





The Smith Family has been Farming
North Carolina Land for Over 250 Years.

Our Story

In the mid-1700s, 27-year-old Gasper Schmidt traveled across the Atlantic ocean to make a new home for himself in North Carolina. Gasper bought 210 acres in the rolling hills of North Carolina near the Yadkin River amidst tall loblolly pines, evergreen magnolias, cedars, and oaks. He established roots in Davidson County, farming his land. Gasper became a naturalized citizen in 1763, changed his name from Schmidt to Smith, and fought in the American Revolutionary War. He and his wife Margaret raised their seven children while farming. The home they built was on the land now called Riverwood, made famous by American painter Bob Timberlake who in the 1970s launched his career from a studio on Gasper’s land.

For hundreds of years, Gasper’s family continued to farm in North Carolina. Pictured above is Grandmama Emma Smith from the early 1930s. Guided by the principles of respect, accountability, perseverance, family, and faith, the Smith family endured many challenging seasons. In 1924, following the death of her husband, Julius Marcellus Smith, Grandmama Emma and her children showed courage and steadfastness as they struggled to work and live as tenant farmers in Davidson Country throughout the Great Depression.

FSC Ranch Beef is operated by brothers Fred and Irvin Smith who began cattle farming in Johnston County, North Carolina in the 1970s.

The Smiths’ attention to quality and their passion to help add value to their community is grown from their great respect for cattle and their commitment to be good stewards of what God has provided. That respect has been handed down from generation to generation.



Mouth- Watering


Our Beef

FSC Ranch Beef offers one lb packages of premium ground beef and 1.5 lb patty packs along with choice cut steaks and roasts. Our naturally lean beef is delicious and nutritious.

Nutritional Value

Our premium beef contains one ingredient and one ingredient only: beef. The pack of beef that you purchase from us comes from one cattle and one cattle only, qualifying it to be called ground beef.

What makes FSC Ranch Beef’s premium ground beef full of mouth-watering goodness? Steak!

Our ground beef includes steak cuts that are ground into our beef resulting in meat that’s juicy and packed with steak-heavy flavor.

Rest assured, you are getting quality beef when you purchase your beef from FSC Ranch Beef.

Not only is beef packed with healthy protein, nutritional beef is naturally rich in B vitamins, iron,  zinc and other important nutrients. Beef provides all of the essential amino acids our  bodies need to survive. Naturally!


Buy Today

Order Online and Pickup at the FSC Ranch

Mondays – Fridays 8 AM – 6 PM, Saturdays: 9 AM – 5 PM or

You may also purchase ground beef, or stew beef directly from Riverwood or Hedingham Golf Courses.

FSC Ranch

2102 Pritchard Rd., Clayton, NC

Monday – Friday:  8 AM – 6 PM

Saturdays: 9 AM – 5 PM


6 Days a week

Riverwood Golf Course

400 Riverwood Dr., Clayton, NC

919- 550-1919

Hedingham Golf Course

4801 Harbour Towne Dr., Raleigh, NC


8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

7 Days a week