THE BEGINNING OF BRASSTOWN BEEF
Brasstown Beef was born from positive feedback. In 1998 we made the decision to take our family farm, Ridgefield Farm, from a commercial cattle operation of mixed breeds, to a seed stock cattle operation carefully breeding and selecting bulls of the highest quality for sale and use in other commercial cattle operations. After a great deal of research and scrutiny, it was clear that Braunvieh Angus cattle offered the broadest range of positive traits of all the beef breeds. We implemented the strictest of standards in our breeding program to ensure that only the best of the best were added to our breeding herds or sold to other farms and ranches. The animals that did not meet our stringent requirements were eaten by our family and friends.
When positive responses and requests for more meat came pouring in, it was obvious that the difference in our carefully selected, pasture raised cattle created the amazing flavor of our all natural, no antibiotic, no added hormone beef, when compared to beef generally available in the marketplace.
We believe that Extraordinary Care = Extraordinary Beef.
We made the decision to start Brasstown Beef so that we could provide the highest quality beef to people who truly care about knowing where their meat comes from, how it has been raised, and appreciate consistently excellent tasting beef. All beef produced for Brasstown Beef has been grown out on our farm, and through our family farm unique Ridgefield Farm Bull Deal, almost all of the meat for Brasstown Beef comes from calves that are a direct result of the mating of a Ridgefield Bull to the excellent herds of cows that our bull buyers have. After weaning the calves are the brought back to Ridgefield Farm where they reside in pastures with lots of room to roam with grass and/or hay.