Beef, Pork, Poultry & Eggs
At CD&J Mini Ranch we raise a variety of animals all for different reasons.
Our pigs are Kunekune pigs which means 'fat and round' in the Maori language and they are known for their high quality meat and fat. The Kunekune is smaller than other breeds of pig, rarely reaching 250 pounds. One of the reasons we chose this breed is because they are known as the “Grazing Pig” and are extremely efficient on pasture. The Kunekune is a versatile, unique breed. The quality of meat is excellent and their friendly, easy going nature make them a pleasure to rear. Kunekunes are a slower to mature pig but, their meat is so worth the wait. They produce a rich, red marbled meat. They are making their mark in the meat industry and being a preferred choice for many chefs across the US. All our breeder sows and bores are DNA tested and registered through the American Kunekune Pig Society AKKPS.
We raise a couple different breeds of cows for their beef that we eat as well as sell. We have Simmental mix and Black Angus and we are adding A1 Wagyu cattle from Foley Ranch in October. We are very excited about the quality of our meat now and really look forward to adding Wagyu to our breeding program. Our animals are processed at a USDA and state of Texas Certified Processor in Poth, Texas.
Our meat birds consist of California Whites, White Jersey Giants, and American Bresse Chickens sometimes called La Bresse Gauloise Chickens. These chickens are from France and once in America are called American Breese. They have the color of the French flag, having blue legs, red comb, and white feathers/body. Together these birds make a delicious treat for your taste buds. Free range, locally raised and fresh to your table. These birds are processed 6 times a year. Be sure to order yours early.
The Rhode Island Red and Issa Brown chickens make up most of our egg layers. We are phasing out our Issa Brown hens mainly because they lay huge eggs that won't fit in a standard egg carton. They have more white to yolk ratio and we do have several customers that like that. Our hens are free range and have access to our large pond, bugs, sun shine and all things that a chicken should have. Most of our hens lay brown eggs and a few white egg layers. We have a hand full of colored egg layers, mostly blues and greens and they are still fun to see in the nest boxes when we gather eggs. All farm fresh eggs taste the same no matter what color they are. So enjoy some green eggs and ham.