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WHY WE CHOSE BRAUNVIEH
We discovered the wonderful characteristics of the Braunvieh breed about 12 years ago. Braunvieh cattle have superior carcass qualities consisting of large well marbled ribeyes, reduced back fat and very fine grained muscle meat that is tender. Braunvieh females are known for their outstanding milk production and maternal traits. Ridgefield Farm has a large of herd of Braunvieh females and an extensive, proven herd bull battery, where we concentrate on selecting for bulls that produce moderate birth weight calves that are feed efficient, have outstanding performance with excellent carcass qualities and the heifers mature into cows with high levels of maternal ability.
WHY WE CHOSE ANGUS
Angus cattle have outstanding growth characteristics and produce meat that is tender and well marbled. We employ a continuous improvement program of selecting the optimum Angus genetics to improve both our cow herd and herd bull battery to ensure that we are a leading edge supplier of breeding stock that are feed efficient, have sound structure and produce females with excellent mothering skills and longevity, producing calves with rapid and efficient growth.
OUR BRAUNANGUS – “THE GOLDEN CROSS”
We believe that superior genetics result in superior beef. The BraunAngus combination perfectly produces very fine grained, well marbled meat that is wonderfully flavored with limited waste fat. Diet and water quality are also key. Our sweet granite well water is unique to our area and we believe that it and our home grown, free choice fed corn silage (the whole plant, leaves, stalk and one ear of corn) further enhances the flavor profile of Brasstown Beef.
THE BIG QUESTION GRASS FED OR GRAIN FED?
Our cattle are free choice grass fed, meaning they are always out on open pasture, but also have access to other natural grasses and grains. We believe that our unique approach and carefully controlled process yields the most flavorful all-natural beef that you will ever taste.