Our cattle herd is based on full blooded Wagyu completely raised on grass. According to the American Wagyu association: "The word Wagyu refers to all Japanese beef cattle ('Wa' means Japanese or Japanese-style and 'gyu' means cattle)." Remember, "Kobe" is a place and there is no such thing as Kobe beef in America.
To our knowlage, we are one of the few farms in the country using grass fed protocols for Wagyu. The fact is Waygu doesn't have the best grass genetics. So in addition we also have a few Angus and about 30 South Poll's who have giving us some very nice half & half calfs and we are continually on the hunt to add more cattle to our herd with good grass genitics. Currently our Bull is a South Poll.
For a variety of reasons, we want people to buy and eat grass fed beef, not grain fed, and we want it to be the best tasting as well as the healthiest all natural beef possible. That's why we chose to raise Wagyu. And that's why we use free range farming and rotational grazing, for the benefit of the cattle and the land.
Right now our herd numbers around 70. Next year that will grow by 150% and we hope the herd will be able to sustain itself forever. We also hope to do more than raise grass fed beef; we want to do it as humanely as possible with free range farming methods. The cattle will be born here, they will eat the grass here and they will live healthy, natural lives here at our farm until it is time to butcher.
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