Montanans pride ourselves on our rugged individualism, our respect for tradition, and our ties to the land. Sometimes the traits that make us strong, also make us less nimble. At Stone Ranch, we honor our history but long for a better future for our kids and grandkids. We admire the accomplishments of our forefathers but strive to participate in markets our grandparents never dreamed of. We yearn to stretch our capacity and our expertise to join the ranks of national and international producers of the highest quality agricultural products.
Stone Ranch aims not just to participate, but to lead the charge in making Montana the source of premium Wagyu.
“At Stone Ranch, we honor our history but long for a better future for our kids and grandkids.”
Kobe beef comes from a pure-bred Japanese line of cattle whose pure bloodline genetics have been maintained since the 1600’s.
The meat can only be called “Kobe” if the cow has pure lineage; was bred, raised and slaughtered in the Hyogo Prefecture, Japan; and passes strict grading and marbling standards.
Black Angus is the most common breed of beef cattle in the United States. The breed originated in Scotland and were introduced into the US in Kansas in the late 1870’s.
Compared to the typical Shorthorn and Longhorn breeds common at the time, the new Angus breed proved to be very hardy and able to withstand the harsh winters of the upper great plains.
Wagyu is a Japanese term that translates quite simply to “Japanese Cow.”
(和 (Wa) = Japanese, and 牛 (Gyu) = Cow)
The term “Wagyu” most often refers to either pure Kobe beef produced outside the Hyogo Prefecture, or a cross of Kobe and another breed. In the US, the terms American-Style Kobe Beef, and Wagyu are used interchangeably, but the vast majority of all Wagyu in the US is of cross-bred cattle genetics.
STONE RANCH MONTANA WAGYU
Stone Ranch Montana Wagyu takes advantage of strong Montana Black Angus genetics, crossed with high quality, 100 percent Wagyu to produce an outstanding, unique, and purely Montana-based premium cut of beef.