NEWSLETTER July 2023
Angus & Wagyu Cattle
We have been raising Angus cows for the last 4 years and enjoy their flavorful, tender meat. This year we decided to shake it up a bit by adding a F1 Wagyu bull calf to our small herd. He is a 75% wagyu & 25% angus cross. We also purchased a F2 Wagyu bull calf, he is a 50% wagyu & 50% Brangus. We castrated him and he is going to be one of our beef offerings soon. We purchased our F1 & F2 Wagyu from our friends at Foleys Ranch in Brownwood, Texas.
Our Cattle Are:
• Grass Fed and naturally raised with on additives to their feed for fast growth.
• Has a high proportion of unsaturated fatty acid; especially oleic acid.
• Well cared for and often hand fed, have fresh cool water and lots of shade tree
During August Mr. Cook and I typically take a few days off and go out of town, this year will be no different except that we will not be delivering our Protein Packs during those weeks that we will be off. I am giving my customers several options for getting their protein packs the weeks prior and or the weeks after our time away. Mr. Cook and I have a farm conference that we will be attending, along with visiting family and relaxing in our travel trailer. I always said that when I retire, I want to go somewhere cool in the summer and warm in the winter, (like being a winter Texan), except I’m not sure where we could go to be cool this Summer. Have a great August and stay safe!
Brown vs. White Eggs: Is there really a difference between brown eggs and white eggs; especially when brown eggs cost more? In store packaging cartons are white eggs or brown eggs, these colors are distinctively different. Some people seem to believe that brown eggs are the healthier choice of eggs. This belief may be due to the higher cost, but brown eggs are more expensive than white eggs because the breed of hens cost more money to feed to produce that brown egg. These hens require more energy to lay their eggs and in turn, they will eat more feed. This cost is passed to the consumer in the price of the product. The chicken breed and genetics determine egg color. Though these eggs are different in color there is no difference in nutritional value. At CD&J Mini Ranch we raise free range Rhode Island Red hens for their big beautiful brown eggs and a few White leghorn hens for their white eggs. We also raise Breese hens and if you get a medium egg that is a cream color, that is our American Breese eggs.
Spicy Deviled Eggs 6 hard-boiled eggs ¼ cup mayo 2 Tbs pickled jalapeno (minced) 1 Tbs prepared mustard ¼ tsp ground cumin 1/8 tsp salt Garnish w chili powder Hard boil your eggs, while boiling, mix all your ingredients together and put them in the refrigerator. Once eggs are boiled, peeled, and cooled, cut eggs in half and add egg yolk to the mayo mixture. Mix well, then add your mayo mixture into the hole of the egg white that yolk had been in. Garnish with chili powder.