Our Wagyu adventure began about five years ago when Jordan and I (Steve) attended a genetics meeting and had the opportunity to eat a Wagyu steak. The ensuing conversation on the way home ended with a plan to artificially inseminate (AI) 10 of our cows to have beef for our family.
That conversation led us to our first farmers market last fall, calving 60 head this spring and plans to breed 100 head in the spring of 2020. This has been a unique task to say the least. We have had to learn about marketing, box sizes, shipping rules, freezer guidelines and what cuts to harvest. At Diamond J Wagyu, we are dedicated to producing the best and most tender beef possible. We believe that our Angus cows crossed with quality Wagyu bulls will produce animals that will ultimately provide a satisfying meal.
We raise all of our own calves; we do not purchase cattle or beef from anyone else. We are proud that we see our cattle from the day they are born through harvest. Jordan and I along with all of our help are Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) certified; we employ handling methods that are not threatening to the animal, and prioritize the safety of the animals and handlers
We take great pride in the animals we produce, and we want the best for consumers. Our cattle are not given antibiotics or implants, and we keep individual performance data. We will never harvest an animal that we would not eat ourselves.
Experience is what you get after you’ve needed it. The past six months has been a vertical learning curve. We have learned a lot each day, and we thank you for your patience while we perfect our system. We are truly having fun in this new venture and are looking forward to growing Diamond J Wagyu.