Harvest dates have been scheduled for 2019 for our Wagyu Angus beef and Pork shares! Our beef is on pasture year round, no grains, hormones or growth steroids are ever introduced to our cattle for it is our goal to raise the most natural great tasting beef we can supply. During the late summer and winter months they are fed locally grown alfalfa and hopefully soon, weather permitting, they will be turned out on fresh spring grass and enjoy the spring and summer sunshine. The beef that we raise is a Wagyu Angus cross.
What is Wagyu you ask?
WAGYU - a Japanese beef cattle breed derive from native Asian cattle. 'WAGYU' refers to all Japanese beef cattle, where 'Wa' means Japanese and 'gyu' means cow
Wagyu were originally draft animals used in agriculture, and were selected for their physical endurance. This selection favored animals with more intra-muscular fat cells and marbling which provided a readily available energy source. Wagyu is a horned breed and the cattle are either black or red in color.
WAGYU Beef Delicious and Healthy
The unique taste and tenderness of highly marbled Wagyu beef makes for an unrivalled eating experience. That is why Wagyu beef is finding its way into the repertoires of Gourmet cooks and fine restaurants across the US.
Not only is it a gastronomic delight, but is healthy for you too. Health experts have discovered the mono-unsaturated to saturated fat ratio is higher in Wagyu than in other beef and, the saturated fat contained in Wagyu is different. Forty percent is in a version called stearic acid, which is regarded as having a minimal impact in raising cholesterol levels. The profile of marbled Wagyu beef is more beneficial and healthier to human health.
Wagyu is also higher in a type of fatty acid called conjugated linoleic acid (CLA). Wagyu beef contain the highest amount of CLA per gram of any foodstuff about 30% more than other beef breeds due to higher linoleic acid levels. Foods that are naturally high in CLA have fewer negative health effects.
We take our Wagyu bull and breed our Angus cows and come up with a Wagyu/Angus cross. They however do not come out as marbled as the full Wagyu breed but they mature faster than the full Wagyu breed which keeps cost down for us and for the customer.
Visit our website at thepiercefamilyranch.com, go to the products tab and click on calendar to check out our harvest dates that we have scheduled and to place your order. While you are there you can also check out the other harvest dates that we have for our GMO free fryers, Pork, Turkey and markets that we are attending this year.
Life is Short- Eat High Quality and Healthy Meat- You deserve the best of both worlds!
The Pierce Family Ranch
News posted: 6th February 2019