We have been quiet for awhile, as you may have noticed.
The short answer for that silence: we have been focused quite intently on breeding and feeding. We have begun our Fullblood Beef Sales to various restaurants around the country. Reviews and blog posts of responses and reactions will be posted on this blog.
For example, take a look at the blog post written by John Cox on July 26, 2010, the chef who cooked the delicious FB Burgers at our 2nd Annual Production Sale, go here: http://tinyurl.com/2f792bl
Another blog post by Michael McCarty, of Michael’s of Santa Monica and New York, can be found here: http://tinyurl.com/27g5xv6
Jeffrey Stout of Alexander’s Steakhouse (awarded a rarely bestowed Michelin Star last month), took some photos at his restaurant in Cupertino, California, that can be found at the bottom of this page.
Since we are so focused on getting our breeding herd up to our long-range goal of 300 FB Wagyu females of breeding age, it is with some regret that we must postpone the April 2011 sale. We will not have a Production Sale in 2011. We are hopeful that we can resurrect the Production Sale in 2012, but will reserve that decision until later. Present projections call for Lone Mountain to reach our goal of 300 FB females by November or December of 2011.
In addition, the Estrin/Foxley Family is expecting a new addition: Our granddaughter is scheduled to be born in April – a major conflict with our usual sale date. We are very excited!
Lone Mountain is currently in the testing phase of our new e-commerce website for online FB Wagyu Beef Sales. Stay tuned for updates on that front.
Also, much time has been spent working on AWA Board projects (including the establishment of a communications outlet for the Association – a blog which is outlined in a separate post below). Much of the news of interest to Wagyu breeders that we have been publishing on this blog will now show up in the Association blog. Lone Mountain-centric news will still be found on this blog. Please visit the new AWA blog by clicking here.
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As always, thanks for visiting the Lone Mountain Blog – and all of us at Lone Mountain hope that you are enjoying a wonderful Holiday Season!
Bob & Mary Estrin