Minnesota's Finest Wagyu is Fellers Ranch
Fellers Ranch® was recently featured in the Albert Lea Tribune and was further published by Herald Standard, Star Tribune, The Clay Center Dispatch, and US News. The newspaper interviewed Fellers Ranch™ partners, Jeremy Johnson and Ryan Merkouris.
The article did a great job of sharing our story and how we got into the business of raising local Wagyu beef in Southern Minnesota. We believe we have the finest Wagyu beef in Minnesota and we are working on growing across the Midwest. Here are a few excerpts from the article that Jeremy and Ryan were interviewed for by local journalist, Alex Guerrero.
- There’s just not a lot of small, USDA-Certified inspected meat plants like Conger Meat Market and Fellers Ranch.
- Wagyu beef are not raised the same as conventional feedlot cattle.
- Fellers Ranch feeds Wagyu cattle a strict diet, they are fed at exact weight ranges so they don’t overgrow.
- Raising Wagyu cattle takes longer than with other cattle, 30 months before processing, making the cattle older than typical market meat.
- Wagyu Cattle's attitude or demeanor is different than regular cattle. They’re very…laid back. Wagyu cattle are not high-strung, so it makes it a lot easier to raise them.
- Fellers Ranch is a Minnesota company and we’re proud that are cattle are Minnesotan and are process is Minnesota. All of our partners are from Minnesota and we serve local and regional Midwest customers.