The Lazy A Ranch produces grassfed beef which is certified by the American Grassfed Association and Animal Welfare Approved. Our ranch is certified, which means that our world class standards have been verified by an independent auditor. Not many ranches are certified.
The Lazy A Ranch produces British White cattle in Bellville, Austin County. The ranch is a member of the American Akaushi Association, the American Wagyu Association, the American British White Park Association, and the British White Cattle Association of America. A second ranch location is in Waller County where we have two Akaushi herds and the British White and Akaushi steers in the beef program.
Two of our herds are the historic British White breed, once reserved for the English royalty and aristocracy, and enclosed in parks. The herd sires are NT Aries, DW Golden Brick, and RLC Farms Houston. The Lazy A Ranch website, LazyATexas.com includes a history of this breed
Another herd is of the world renowned Akaushi (Japanese Red Wagyu) breed, headed by Heartbrand 3989B. A second Heartbrand bull is planned for a new herd in 2019. They are bred to 50% and 75% British White cows to produce F1 50% Akaushi calves. JC Red Star 50, a 99.5% Wagyu bull who is half Akaushi, also has a herd of 50% Akaushi cows.
The ranch follows Holistic Management International principles, including rotational grazing. We do not use pesticides, herbicides, routine antibiotics or growth hormones. Our animals are tame, moved gently, and live on grassy pasture their entire lives. Most were born on the ranch. In addition to pasture grass our cows eat baled hay from our ranch and alfalfa from Nebraska. They are also given a free-choice supplement with vitamins, minerals, kelp, Chaffhaye (fermented) Alfalfa, and diatomaceous earth. They also get a sea salt block with minerals.
The finishing process is begun after weaning, and alfalfa and hay bales are added in the pastures. Steers are weighed monthly. After 28 months they are weighed weekly. Typically, our beef will be 30-32 months old and 1300-1400 pounds for a heavier, more marbled and flavorful beef according to the protocol of Artisan French labeled beef. As long as they are gaining they are allowed to develop. They will be individually selected as they reach full growth and desired heaviness and processed by an Animal Welfare Approved facility. Beef will be dry aged for 21 days, shrink wrapped, and fast frozen.
The Lazy A Ranch is located about one hour from Houston between Bellville and Hempstead in Austin county. Beef may be picked up at the ranch, in the Texas Medical Center Houston, or may be shipped frozen overnight in Texas. Contact us to request more information. Margot Heard: E-mail: Margot.Heard@SNSchools.com. Website: http://www.lazyatexas.com. Phone: 979.865.5337
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