Allen and Shawn Youngman, a Father and Son duo, are behind Youngman Farms, a pasture-raised, grain-finished cattle farm located in the drumlin hills of Wayne County, New York. The Youngmans have been dedicated to various types of farming over the years, including fruit, dairy, eggs, row crops and livestock. Both of Shawn’s grandparents grew up on farms and started their own, selling milk, eggs and fruit. Over the past 25 years, Shawn’s dad, Allen, took over running Youngman Farms —but it wasn’t until 10 years ago that beef became the cornerstone.
In the fertile lands of the Gypsum Valley outside Salina, Kansas, brothers Jack and Jerry Cossette are raising Purebred Wagyu that's deliciously earthy-flavored, beefy and astonishingly marbled. The Cossette family has been raising Angus cattle since the ‘80s, but it wasn’t until 2008 that they switched to raising the Japanese Wagyu breed.