Happy and Healthy
Our cattle are grass fed all through their life, from the green grass of summer to the high quality hay we produce ourselves. We know that high nutrition early in life sets the stage for good growth later on. That's why our pregnant cows get the 'cream of the crop' in their third trimester, helping momma get ready for the demands of a nursing calf. Our calves nurse longer than most beef producers allow.
Steers are supplemented with NON-GMO feed in their last months while still enjoying their familiar grass diet.
You will have a tender, flavorful, and healthy eating experience.
WAGYU (elite meat)
Wagyu cattle are well known for their remarkably tender, melt-in-your-mouth meat. Wagyu beef is highly marbled with intramuscular fat. This fat melts at a lower temperature and is different from the thick white fat surrounding most American steaks. Studies suggest Wagyu beef is higher in mono-unsaturated fat. They say even the saturated fat content of a typical Wagyu steak is high in steric acid, and the beef is also high in CLA making it increasingly popular with health experts.
The Wagyu breed is surrounded by legends of their Japanese heritage. Before they were ever considered beef animals, these gentle bovines were used as beasts of burden, hauling carts and plows for Japanese farmers over steep and rocky terrain. This created a very differently proportioned type of cow, carrying most of their body weight in the front as opposed to more common beef breeds who sport larger hind ends.
When the Japanese began raising Wagyu for food, some found it beneficial to massage their animals and routinely offer them Saki, or beer. They were convinced that this practice only improved the tenderness of their meat.
The first Wagyu were imported to America in 1976. With only 200 fullblood animals in the US, Japan recognized the uniqueness of the breed and closed its boarders to export in the early 1990s. Wagyu now enjoy status as a National Treasure in Japan.
We purchased our first fullblood Wagyu bull in September 2014. Our goal is to produce Wagyu cross cattle who benefit from the breed's unique genetic assets. We are please with the results of our Wagyu crosses and believe you will be to!
Our pigs enjoy rooting through designated areas of the woods and lesser used corners of overgrown pasture. In fact, our hogs are doing more than just producing meat. They open up land left to fallow for pasture. They help root up invasive species like honey suckle. The pigs enjoy eating the natural nuts, seeds, roots, fruits and leaves they find. We rotate our pigs so each area has time to 'rest' and regrow. Our pork has excellent flavor due to their naturally supplemented diet. Our pork is also NON-GMO fed.