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“Wagyu” is meant to refer to all Japanese beef cattle, with ‘Wa’ meaning Japan and ‘gyu’ meaning cow. For about 20 years starting in 1975, Japan authorized the export of a small number of its prized cattle. During this time period, American cattle breeders as well as breeders from around the world imported a select number of Japanese cattle.
They cross-bred some of their breeds with some high quality Japanese breed giving rise to beef having the richness of Japanese beef with its intense marbling and the flavor of our American cattle that makes American beef so delicious.
Our Prime Utah Beef products consist of Angus, Hereford, Simmental, Continental, Black and Red Baldy, and Corriente breeds. Our goal is to raise cattle to finish at the USDA “Prime” graded level — but only between 18% and 28% of all (every farm or ranch) beef reaches the Prime grade. The USDA uses a system that evaluates marbling, texture, and tenderness. What does not make Prime grade is classed as either Choice or Select. We will be offering all the grades and cuts that suit everyone’s budget and culinary tastes.
Our domestic American Bison have also been raised on the 18,000 acre Skyrider Wilderness Ranch in the Tabiona Valley of the Uinta Basin. They have been grass fed and grass finished for authenticity, reminiscent of their ancestors that roamed the Great Plains. Bison has a lighter, more delicate flavor than beef. Some say its slightly sweeter. Bison is high in iron and many folks say that its “earthy” in essence, but Bison doesn’t have a gamey taste.
Our domestic Elk have been raised on the 18,000 acre Skyrider Wilderness Ranch in the Tabiona Valley of the Uinta Basin. They have been grass fed and grass finished. Most Elk meat lovers say that Elk has a mixed taste of venison and beef. As they are ranch raised, they have less of a game flavor because they do not roam across wildlands that typically have a sage essence.