We started with 25 Black Angus Beef Cows. These animals are special to Leo because they were born on his grandfather’s (Henry Grossi) ranch in Marshall, CA. This Black Angus dominant bloodline is derived from from his late, Great Grandfather’s Domico Grossi Ranch in Novato, CA.
The herd has grown over the years to become a cross of good quality traits from Charolaise, Red Angus and now Wagyu.
We had our first calving season in 2007 with a Black Angus Bull cross. That year was especially wet and we were able to weather the storm.
In 2008, Mr. Smoke Cloud (ie Paco) a Charolaise Bull was purchased and to bred the herd once again. Paco proved to be an excellent Bull, his muscular genetic traits are now a dominant carcass quality in our herd.
In 2010, we purchased a Wagyu Bull which we have named Mojo. Wagyu is a breed of beef derived from Kobe region in Japan. It is known for its genetic trait that has natural intramuscular marbling. It is also believed that this natural marbling is high in omega and fatty acids with a lower melting point. We have introduce this cross trait into our herd to develop a well-marbled, healthy grass fed, grass finished meat.