Snake River Farms
- Kobe Beef - Taste the Kobe Difference
During the second century A.D., a legendary breed of cattle - called Wagyu - were brought from their home on the Asian mainland to a new life in Japan. The breed was refined in the Kobe region of Japan over hundreds of generation and has become famous around the world for its intense flavor and supreme tenderness.
This ancient breed from Japan is the foundation for the elite quality of Snake River Farms american kobe beef. Japanese Wagyu are often crossed with dairy cattle in Japan. Snake River Farms crosses its premier Japanese Wagyu cattle with premium American Black Angus to create exceptional american kobe beef.
The Way Nature Intended
To Produce the worlds most exquisite beef, Snake River Farms has adopted many aspects of the heritage-steeped Japanese feeding method including a slow-paced, all-natural production method. Our cattle are fed a natural diet of barley, golden wheat straw, alfalfa hay and Idaho potatoes. We never cut corners by using any growth promoting hormones or animal by-products in our feed. Our american kobe beef cattle grow slowly and naturally, a process that can take up to four times as long as traditional U.S. feeding production that focuses on efficiency over quality.
Snake River Farms cattle are raised in a comfortable environment along the high plain of the Snake River; eliminating the need for certain traditional Japanese techniques like massage and beer-feeding that were historically performed due to confinement.
Experience pure beef
The beauty of Snake River Farms american style kobe beef is its simplicity. It has been naturally raised from the finest stock in the best environments for an intense and succulent beef flavor to be savored and enjoyed. This delicious beef offers positive nutritional benefits as well. Wagyu cattle are genetically predisposed to a higher percentage of unsaturated fat - more than any other breed.
Higher than prime
"Prime," the highest U.S.D.A. grade for beef, cannot define the quality of Snake River Farms. To accurately grade our product, we use a combination of Japanese and U.S. grading systems. The Japanese rating system includes several marbling scores higher than U.S.D.A. Prime. Meeting Japan's exclusive marbling requirements means that Snake River Farms american style kobe beef far exceeds the quality of all other U.S. beef brands. This level of distinction is possible because Snake River Farms uses only the finest stock and carefully manages every step of the production process from start to finish.
The Butter Knife Beef (tm)
When you cut into a Prime steak, you expect it to be tender, but Snake River Farms american style kobe beef can be cut with a butter knife. And although Prime tastes wonderful, it may not grace your palate like a fine wine, with complex flavors, subtle sweetness and a lingering finish. This is the Snake River Farms american style kobe beef difference that you can taste.
Snake River Farms offers a full line of american kobe style beef for all your culinary needs.
- Exquisite steak cuts, including tenderloin, striploin and ribeye
- Buttery boneless short ribs
- Exceptionally juicy round and chuck roasts
- Well-marbled value cuts like flat irons, sirloin flap, top sirloin, and outside skirts
- Specialized, unique cuts like cheek meat, oxtail, and tongue
- World-famous, gourmet hamburger patties and ground beef (as featured in the national press)
Kurobuta Pork - The Worlds Finest Pork
Snake River Farms, well known for its premium american kobe beef, is now producing american kurobuta pork. Kurobuta (Japanese black hog) is 100% pure all-natural Berkshire Pork.
While other crossbreeds are available, Snake River Farms is one of the few brands offering 100% purebred Berkshire, ensuring a consistently exquisite eating experience. Kurobuta pork is celebrated in Japan for many reasons, especially its marbling; an attribute which the Japanese prize because of their long standing appreciation of Kobe beef.
Its origins date back almost 300 years, when legend has the berkshire hog being discovered by Oliver Cromwell's army in winter quarters at Reading, the county seat of the shire of Berks in England. Fancied for its tremendous eating quality, the Berkshire breed was refined in the early 1800's and has remained pure ever since. Years later, the British government gave the Berkshire hogs to the Japanese as a diplomatic gift. A strong demand was created and still exists today for the superior taste, texture and marbling of kurobuta pork.
The way nature intended
Utilizing all-natural production methods, Snake River Farms american kurobuta pork is raised with great care on small family farms in the Midwest. No extender, no sodium and no water is ever added to our products. Taste tests comparing american kurobuta pork (Berkshire) to other common pork varieties consistently show that consumers prefer kurobuta. In fact, the National Pork Producers Council conducted a taste test using 25 quality traits, and kurobuta pork ranked #1 in 19 of them, including tenderness and juiciness.
Exquisite pork flavor
Snake River Farms american kurobuta pork is lean, with small, fine streaks of marbling that make each cut sweet, tender and juicy. Unlike traditional white pork that tends to be bland and dry, american kurobuta pork is darker in color and richly flavorful. Comparing the weight of loins before and after cooking, american kurobuta pork has significantly less weight loss - up to 50% less - than some other varieties. This is the succulent and juicy difference you can taste with Snake River Farms american kurobuta pork.
Snake River Farms offers a full line of american kurobuta pork for all your culinary needs.
- Center cut loins
- Prime rib of pork (Rack of pork)
- Boneless loins
- Single rib bellies
- Pork Shoulders
- Three piece hams