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.
Larry Tebben and his wife Michele believe in living a holistic life and knowing where things come from, which is why they’re committed to raising Fullblood Black Wagyu at Tebben Ranches in Floresville. Over the past 12 years, Larry has built a strong herd with extremely good marbling.
“It’s been my passion since I discovered it,” Larry says. “I always believed that when you have a passion for something, you’re going to become very good at it.”