The Bell family has been breeding cattle for generations, understands their herd’s genetics, and identifies the cattle best-suited for superior taste and tenderness. Elmwood Stock Farm’s cattle are born on the farm and grazed through hundreds of acres of pastures for more than 850 days.
All of the beef produced by Elmwood Stock Farm is now Wagyu-Angus beef—still 100% grass-fed and grass-finished, dry-aged, USDA Choice grade, organic, and born on this sixth-generation family farm. Elmwood Stock Farm is one of few farms producing Wagyu-Angus beef with these production qualities in the US.
To get the marbling desired in top-quality beef, we use a rotational-grazing system, continually opening up fresh pasture for cattle to graze on the grasses and forbes with the highest nutrition. Our cattle are raised outdoors on pasture, year-round. We don’t confine them to a feedlot, and they never, ever eat grain. There may be health benefits to eating grass-fed, grass-finished beef, according to a paper published in Nutrition Journal: Research spanning three decades supports the argument that grass-fed beef has more desirable saturated fatty acids compared to grain-fed beef. It’s also higher in heart-healthy conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) and omega-3 fatty acids, offering a better omega-6 to omega: 3 ratio. Grass-fed beef is also higher in precursors for Vitamin A and E and cancer fighting antioxidants.
Likewise, Wagyu beef carries a different, more healthful fat profile than other types of beef. Highly marbled Wagyu beef has higher concentrations of oleic acid and higher proportions of monounsaturated fatty acid. This heart-healthy dietary fat can lower low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol while increasing high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol. High oleic acid beef, such as Wagyu beef, might reduce risk factors for cardiovascular disease, according to a study published in the Korean Journal for Food Science of Animal Resources.
Elmwood Stock Farm’s beef cattle are also produced under a careful process to meet USDA National Organic Program Standards. These standards involve our pastures, forages, healthcare, fencing and more. A third-party agent inspects the farm at least annually, and we keep substantial records to document our practices, ensuring the integrity of our program.
Our abattoir handles each individual animal with care and dry ages our beef before making cuts customized to our specifications.
Elmwood Stock Farm’s grass-fed and grass-finished, USDA Choice, dry-aged, certified organic, Wagyu-Angus beef system is not designed to produce the greatest numbers possible, but rather produce a clean and wholesome product—great-tasting food with integrity.