Our Mission And Vision
Wagyu are more commonly recognized by the more famous name “Kobe.” Wagyu is the name that we use for this breed that is raised outside of Japan. Wagyu are a very unique breed of cattle, and one of the most enjoyable to interact with. Their docile nature and personable demeanor make them a joy to work with. Not only is the meat quality the highest on the market, the pleasure of interacting with these special creatures is truly a delight. Wagyu is a Japanese beef cattle breed, derived from native Asian cattle. Wagyu refers to all Japanese beef cattle, where 'Wa' means Japanese and 'gyu' means cow. Wagyu were originally draft animals used in agriculture, and were selected for their physical endurance. This selection favored animals with more intra-muscular fat cells – ‘marbling’ – which provided a readily available energy source. Wagyu is a horned breed and the cattle are either black or red in color.
When you purchase a steak, roast, burger, or any of our other wagyu products from Sustainable Natural Foods you can be sure that you are getting the best meat available. From the moment our steers and heifers hit the ground they are treated with the utmost dignity and kindness in a stress free environment. Free to graze over 2500 acres, our cattle have the luxury of living in style. The ranch provides them with the freshest water God created, fed from the source by natural artesian springs. The combination of highly nutritious free-range grazing, pure water, and stress free handling has allowed us to produce beef products that we are very proud of, and know you will enjoy. We take no shortcuts in the care of our animals by using things that are environmentally unsafe, even though they have been labeled safe. Our customers will know that they are receiving a quality beef product raised on a family farm that cares about their health as much as our own. Furthermore, we place great importance on the genetic markers that represent the superior quality meat produced by the Wagyu breed. Positive health benefits have been correlated to the Stearoyl CoDesaturase gene (SCD) AA and the excellent marbling represented by the Exon 5 gene. Also, depending on the feed inputs especially as it relates to grass feed and the unique nature of the Wagyu genetics makes it not only the most delicious “beyond prime” beef, but also the most healthy beef that can be consumed.
We know that consumers are presented with many choices when purchasing beef products, but be assured, when you purchase from Sustainable Natural Foods you are doing more than making the dream of one family come true. You are, in fact, supporting the changing of lives across the world. Our heart and vision is to see others be able to enjoy the same blessings that we have been given. Our focus our efforts are on supporting missionaries, ministries, and orphans around the world. The purpose for the existence of Sustainable Natural Foods is to be a tool for resourcing and supporting the things that God has placed in our hands. As a for profit business we see the desperate need for business to start serving ministry as opposed to ministry serving business. We thank you for sharing in the vision that we have, and appreciate you taking the time to get to know us.