Benefits of Using Snake River Farms Wagyu Bulls
Jordan Sparrowk is Agri Beef's Wagyu Marketing Manager and says their Snake River Farms wagyu bull lease program offers a lot of benefits to western cow-calf producers.
"When we lease out the bulls we sign a contract with the producers that says when they wean these calves we're guaranteeing to buy them back and we'll set our premium" said Sparrowk. "We let them price them 60-90 days out and we take ownership of the calves and we place them in our feedlots from Idaho up to Washington. We then feed them from 450 up to 750 days. So, where commodity or commercial cattle are fed 150 to 180 days, this is twice to almost three times as long which is absolute crazy to a lot of people. But the reason is we don't implant and they are non-hormone cattle. We grow them slower and they're only gaining about 1.7 to 1.8 pounds per day where commercial cattle gain 3-4 pounds per day. So, it's a much slower feeding process."
To learn more about the Snake River Farms Wagyu program, visit www.agribeef.com.