“Here what you see is the future of beef,” said Glenn Skulborstad, with Cosette Farms.
That’s one of the sound bytes from a recent article (also this article) about Kansas ranchers who began their successful Wagyu crossbreeding operations as consistent buyers at Lone Mountain Ranch sales.
Two years ago, [Jack] Cossette and his brother traveled to [Lone Mountain Ranch in] New Mexico and bought six pure-blood Wagyu for $10,000 each. The cattle were then brought to Saline County and one of Kansas’ only herds of Kobe beef was born.
Cossette Farms is two years into a four-year Wagyu breeding program where the goal is to develop a herd of 200 Wagyu to be sold for breeding purposes. That Wagyu is now being cross-bred with a herd of Angus, which forms the American Kobe. The steaks will cost around $25 instead of $300.
We’re thrilled to see one of our customers get such rewards and attention for the risk they took in being one of the first out of the gate with our fullblood genetics.