During the second century A.D., a legendary breed of cattle–called Wagyu– were brought from their home on the Asian mainland to a new life in Japan. The breed was refined in the Kobe region of Japan over hundreds of generations and has become famous around the world for its intense flavor and supreme tenderness. This ancient breed from Japan is the foundation for the premium quality of SNAKE RIVER FARMS American Wagyu Beef.
OUR FARMERS AND RANCHERS
Family owned and operated, SNAKE RIVER FARMS works with farmers and ranchers with a similar philosophy for producing the highest quality. SNAKE RIVER FARMS crosses its premiere Japanese Wagyu cattle with Black Angus cattle to create American Wagyu Beef. Often called American Kobe Beef, the proprietary herd has developed into one of the most highly regarded groups of Wagyu/Angus crossed cattle in the world. SNAKE RIVER FARMS believes in sustaining family owned farms and ranches by rewarding the efforts of producers that embrace the exacting standards required to raise the finest livestock. The premium quality of SNAKE RIVER FARMS is a result of the dedication, hard work and coordinated efforts of the finest producers in the nation.
SUSTAINABLE, NATURAL BEEF
SNAKE RIVER FARMS cattle are raised along the high plain of the Snake River in Eastern Idaho. In order to raise 100% natural beef, SNAKE RIVER FARMS has adopted many aspects of the heritage-steeped Japanese feeding method, including a slow-paced and sustainable diet that includes Idaho potatoes, soft white wheat, corn and alfalfa hay. SNAKE RIVER FARMS does not cut corners by using growth promoting hormones or animal by-products in the feed. Our American Wagyu Beef cattle grow slowly, a process that can take up to four times as long as traditional U.S. cattle production methods.
EXPERIENCE PURE BEEF
The beauty of SNAKE RIVER FARMS American Wagyu Beef is its simplicity. It has been raised from the finest stock in the best environment for an intense and succulent beef flavor to be savored and enjoyed. This delicious beef offers positive nutritional benefits as well. Wagyu cattle are genetically predisposed to a higher percentage of unsaturated fat – more than any other breed.
HIGHER THAN PRIME
“Prime,” the highest U.S.D.A. marbling grade for beef, does not clearly represent the premium quality level of SNAKE RIVER FARMS. We use a combination of Japanese and U.S. grading systems since the Japanese system includes marbling scores higher than U.S.D.A. Prime. Meeting Japan’s exclusive marbling requirements means that SNAKE RIVER FARMS American Wagyu Beef exceeds the quality of other U.S. beef brands. This level of distinction is possible because SNAKE RIVER FARMS uses only the finest stock and carefully manages every step of the production process from start to finish.
The Butter Knife Beef™
SNAKE RIVER FARMS American Wagyu Beef is extremely tender and delicious. When you cut into a quality steak, you expect it to be tender, but SNAKE RIVER FARMS American Wagyu Beef is known as the Butter Knife Beef because you can cut it with a butter knife. Our beef tastes wonderful. It graces your palate like a fine wine, with complex flavors, subtle sweetness and a lingering finish. This is the SNAKE RIVER FARMS American Wagyu Beef difference that you can taste.
SNAKE RIVER FARMS offers a full assortment of fresh American Wagyu Beef beef cuts for foodservice and retail as well as hand cut steaks, roasts and barbecue items packaged for consumers. Additionally, SNAKE RIVER FARMS is renowned for its gourmet specialty items. The SNAKE RIVER FARMS American Wagyu (Kobe) Beef gourmet hamburger is made from the finest ground beef available and is rich in flavor and can serve as a palette for signature hamburgers and other gourmet ground beef meals. It has been featured extensively in major media outlets like CNN, the Today Show, the Wall Street Journal, and USA Today, thus gaining it recognition as the world's most decadent burger. Additonally, SNAKE RIVER FARMS gourmet frankfurter is crafted from 100% American Wagyu (Kobe) Beef that is smoked using authentic hardwoods and combined with a signature blend of spices to create the pinnacle of quality for this classic mainstay. SNAKE RIVER FARMS also offers a complete deli line created for the specialty retailer that includes American Wagyu Beef corned beef, pastrami, and roasted beef.