When Ridgefield Farm, started by EJ Whitmire in 1949, made the switch from a commercial cattle operation to seed stock, they became Brasstown Beef and chose to breed Angus and Braunvieh cattle. Braunviehs are known for their tender beef, well-marbeled ribeyes, and excellent milk production while Angus are known for their feed efficient growth characteristics. Combining the two means that the Brasstown Beef cows make for superior beef with limited waste. Their cows are kept in a large grass pasture with complete freedom to graze. They also have Free Choice access to grain and corn (grown on-site) feed and sweet granite water. The Whitmire family knows that their "Real Beef. Raised Right. Around Here." will always be the highest quality for flavor, texture, and responsibility.