Why You Should Purchase Your Meat Locally

It’s getting more and more popular to cook meat at home instead of heading out to eat. As people are becoming more familiar with what constitutes high-quality meat, they’re becoming more inclined to purchase meat that’s locally sourced. When you buy from a local rancher, you can get meat that’s more flavorful and hasn’t been raised with hormones and antibiotics.  Buying from a small, local farm also means your meat will be fresh. Wagyu beef is no exception to the rule.

Wagyu beef comes from a breed of cattle native to Japan. Wagyu cattle have been around for centuries, and Wagyu beef is famous because it’s intensely marbled, with a buttery flavor and melt-in-your-mouth tenderness. This has to do with the careful methods used in the breeding and care of Wagyu cattle. Further, while Wagyu beef is richly marbled, it’s actually lower in calories than more common types of beef. It contains healthy fat, with beneficial fatty acids like Omega-3s and conjugated linoleic acid. Wagyu also has a high percentage of beta-carotene, an important nutrient that your body can turn into vitamin A.

Of course, beef from Japan is not exactly local if you live in the United States. Fortunately, there are Wagyu cattle right here! To be certified as fullblood, American Wagyu cattle must have lineage fully traceable to Japanese herds. The cattle are raised with the freedom to roam and graze on natural grasses, and they’re raised in a low-stress environment. They’re treated with care, brushed with a stiff brush to increase blood circulation, kept from rigorous activity, and never given growth hormones, steroids, or other drugs. They’re kept from stress that would increase adrenaline and cause the meat to be less tender. Cattle raised with such care yield meat that’s highly prized, and buying American Wagyu is better than buying meat from Japan.

Why? American Wagyu, USDA-certified, is high-quality meat from small business owners. Here are some benefits of buying American Wagyu beef.

  • It’s fresh off the ranch. It hasn’t had to travel from a foreign country, and it’s been slaughtered humanely, prepared for sale recently.
  • You know it’s carefully raised for ultimate flavor. American Wagyu cattle are sustainably raised, eating high-quality food, and living in a comfortable environment. It’s naturally flavorful because of its ethical, careful upbringing.
  • When you buy American Wagyu, you’re supporting a small business. While Japanese Wagyu is shipped in from overseas and produced by large corporations, American Wagyu ranchers are artisans who are passionate about their craft. If supporting small business owners is important to you, American Wagyu is the way to go.

When you’re ready to try American Wagyu Beef, the customer care team at Triple T Ranch would love to help! Located in south Alabama, our small, family-owned-and-operated ranch is a place where practicing proven husbandry techniques ensures the health and prosperity of the herd. Our cattle are healthy, happy, well cared-for, and registered through the American Wagyu Association. Browse our website to shop Wagyu beef  and order online, or contact us for more information, or call (251)333-2800 to talk to our friendly, helpful customer care team.