Wagner Brothers - Lesterville, SD
The Wagner brothers have been perfecting farming and ranching for generations. Two brothers and their two sons spend days, nights and weekends raising their Black Angus and Simmental herd. All steers are treated like family and pasture raised and fed on grasses and foliage grown out of the rich and sandy soils of the James River Valley, and finished on grain to provide that perfect marbling you'd expect to see at at traditional, upscale steakhouse. The Wagners are part of the American Simmental Association, using genetic reporting to raise cattle that provide more flavorful meat. "We can use the reports to get the traits we want so the entire herd produces higher quality beef," son Brandon Wagner says. Brandon and his wife Ashley have one son who they hope will be able to have the opportunity to continue to raise cattle.
Grass-fed, grain-finished | No unnecessary antibiotics | No traceable hormones | Raised like family
Goeken Cattle - Utica, SD
The Goeken family raises Simmental, SimAngus, Black Angus, and Maine-Anjou cattle just outside of Utica, South Dakota. If you truly want to know a family that puts 110% into raising and caring for their cattle, these guys are it. Cattle are pasture-raised and fed on grasses of the James River Highlands and grain-finished to provide the perfect marbling you'd expect to see at at traditional, upscale steakhouse.They are NHTC Certified, meaning the USDA partakes in an on-site audit of their ranch to ensure cattle are not being treated with hormones, and must be approved before the cattle are sold. Goeken Cattle is well known for their award-winning cattle, annual production bull sale, and annual show calf sale, and raise steers specifically for The Neighborherds. The Goeken production bull sale has been running for over 35 years, and is well known for providing quality production bulls that are used in many cow-calf herds across the Midwest.
Grass-fed, grain-finished | No unnecessary antibiotics | Not treated with hormones | Raised like family
Prairie Blossom Trails - The Steffen Family
Located just outside of Fordyce, Nebraska, the Steffen family’s property produces native, perennial grasses and plants; some pastures have never been altered from their original state. Pat, a fourth-generation farmer, his son Robert, and their families spend their time raising and socializing a unique cattle breed to the midwest, Scottish Highland-mixes. Known for their long, thick hair and hardiness in harsh conditions, the ancient Scottish breed retains more heat, gaining weight steadily and converting rich pasture grasses and plants year-round into tasty, lean meat. In the winter months, cattle are fed additional hay cut from these pastures.
Pat, Robert and the rest of the family are firmly committed to the care of their land and animals. They believe it is important to cooperate with nature and complex ecosystems to promote a clean, safe environment for their family, their cattle and their neighbors. Teaching future generations about the native prairie and proper management will help promote respect for nature and a healthy ecosystem. This makes a big difference in the beef they are proud to provide for The Neighborherds customers.
100% grass-fed, grass finished | No unnecessary antibiotics | No added hormones | Raised like family
Hicks Farm and Ranch - Utica, SD
Hicks Farm and Ranch, just one of the partner farms, is where The Neighborherds started. Nate Hicks a fourth-generation farmer, and his father raise Black Angus cattle, which are pasture-raised and fed grasses and foliage from the James River valley and plains, and finished on grain to provide the perfect marbling you'd expect to see at a high-end steakhouse. All cattle are treated like family (one or two calves have been known to occupy the farmhouse's jetted tub during the winter months to warm up), and they raise steers specifically for Neighborherds customers. With the help of a complex recording data system, Nate and his father are able to create an efficient and well performing herd of top producers, which for the consumer, ultimately leads to the best quality meat.
Grass/grain fed | No unnecessary antibiotics | No added hormones | Raised like family
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