For more than 40 years, the Bruce family has raised grass-finished beef on a long stretch of peninsula in Northwest Tasmania. John and Angela Bruce, along with their veterinarian daughter Dr. Emma, son Lain, and his wife Jane, are firmly committed to land welfare and sustainability that produces all-natural and deliciously rich beef.
Nestled within the 1826 Royal Charter land grant to the Van Diemans Land Company, Western Plains has a longstanding history of fresh pastures and clean sea air. Known for the Circular Head or “Nut,” this peninsula preserves perennial grasses including ryegrass, fescue, and clovers.
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.
The west coast of Tasmania is one of the best grass-growing regions in the world. All along the western coast are rugged mountains, wild forest, and inhospitable land — with the exception of the northwest coast, home to Westmore Pastoral.
The rare combination of a temperate climate and frequent rainfall means the Westmore herd always has fresh paddocks of lush perennial grasses perfect for year-round grazing. Owned by the Greenham family, Westmore Pastoral stretches over 8,500 acres of Tasmanian paradise just outside Marrawah.
When you fly through the Bass Strait just north of Tasmania, all you see are cows on grassy pastures. King Island is relatively big but sparsely populated, which makes it the perfect place for a beef mecca. Green grass, flat land, absolutely built for raising beef.
Keep up the good work fellas because you have ruined me forever now for buying the best beef I've eaten in two decades. I won't ever buy in the grocery store again.