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1. Land Conservation is our top priority. The land is our treasure. We treat it with the utmost respect.
2. Humane Treatment of our animals. Everyone benefits when the cattle are raised, grazed, finished and processed in low stress environments.
3. We are a family farm that focuses on teaching the next generation our family values of hard work, dedication, respect and devotion to our land, cattle, and business.
4. Selective breeding to create the highest quality beef for our consumers. We place special emphasis on the marbling qualities that make our beef taste better than what is available in a grocery store. We use genetics that have shown to grade 95% choice or higher. We carefully select the best Akaushi (Wagyu) Bulls to breed with our Black Angus females.
5. We don't raise our cattle at lowest costs possible, we raise them the right way, because at dinner time, we eat the same thing we sell.
Broke Tree Ranch uses Akaushi Bulls. Akaushi (pronounced Aka-ooshie) is a Japanese red Wagyu breed of beef cattle. Originated in Kumamoto, Japan, the breed was developed to provide the remarkable marbling traits Wagyu-type cattle are known for in an animal that can handle a warm environment. This rare and prestigious breed is sought after for more than its famous carcass traits. Akaushi cattle combine distinguished marbling with sound structure, high fertility and modern body type.
Akaushi is an extremely high-quality breed in terms of carcass merit. Akaushi beef is more tender and has more marbling than British, continental, as well as American breeds because the genetics of the Akaushi breed allow them and their offspring to deposit a higher amount of intra-muscular fat. Heritability and predictability are additional benefits of the breed. With Akaushi, we’re able to predict with very good accuracy what the offspring’s performance will be, both on the hoof, genotype-wise, as well as on the rib.
Akaushi beef contains a higher concentration of monounsaturated fat relative to saturated fat, which the American Heart Association notes can lead to lower cholesterol, the prevention of coronary heart disease, and weight loss. It is a significant source of oleic acid – the compound in olive oil that the USDA touts as “good for the heart”.
Broke Tree Ranch uses primarily Black Angus females. They are resistant to harsh weather, undemanding, adaptable, behave well by nature, mature extremely early and have a high carcass yield with nicely marbled meat. We have found that the Black Angus breed is of higher quality, and possesses the genetics for perfect marbling. We maintain this by using the highest quality genetics from around the country. They are used widely in crossbreeding to improve carcass quality and milking ability. Angus females calve easily and have good calf rearing ability.
Black Angus have higher percentages of choice and prime cuts than most other breeds. The meat is very popular due to its fat marbling qualities. It’s the superior marbling that makes Black Angus beef so flavorful, tender and juicy... which is our primary goal. When we cross the Black Angus female with Akaushi Bulls, we create the best beef you'll ever taste.
On average, a 1,000 lb. steer will only weigh approximately 70% of its live weight once it makes it to the rail (Hanging Weight). This is associated with the loss from processing the animal from cattle -to- carcass.
Broke Tree Ranch Live Weight Range is 1,000 - 1,400 lbs.
Once the animal is on the rail, and being dry aged, it will continue weight loss due to loss of moisture, bone and fat removal.
Broke Tree Ranch Hanging Weight Range is 700 - 969 lbs.
For most animals, approximately 65% dressing percentage of the hanging weight is typical. This will be the beef that you take home to enjoy.
Broke Tree Ranch Retail Cuts Weight Range is 455 - 630 lbs.
Can Broke Tree Branch Beef be delivered to my house?
Yes. We make our best effort to provide this service for free, but will contact you individually to work something out. We have several options available.
How much freezer space will I need?
1/4 (Quarter) Beef: Will need 4 cubic feet. A small chest freezer is perfect for this quantity of beef.
1/2 (Half) Beef: Will need 8 cubic feet.
1 (Whole) Beef: Will need 16 cubic feet. A stand alone upright freezer will work best.
Does freezing beef affect its quality?
As they say, “frozen is fresher!” Freezing beef is actually the best way to ensure its taste, tenderness, safety, and overall high quality is preserved — so it's in perfect condition when you are ready to cook it.