MEETING IN RICHLAND, WASHINGTON FOCUSES ON NEW TRENDS IN BEEFALO. MERRILL'S SUCCESS IN AMERICAN ROYAL STEAK CONTEST AND UPCOMING FEATURE ON THE FOOD NETWORK.
One of the main topics at this year's Beefalo Northwest Meeting centered on the emerging trend of breeding Beefalo to European exotics to boost carcass quality, improved beef dress out and hybrid vigor. In his PowerPoint presentation President Jon Nichols showed a number of cattle that were Beefalo crosses on Belgian Blue, Romagnola, Gelbvieh and Aubrac. Also emphasized was several cattlemen attempting to develop new bloodlines by breeding bison hybrid cows with domestic or Beefalo bulls.
Mark and Linda Merrill (Beefalo Meats) not only described their win in the American Royal's grass fed steak category, but also announced they were filmed by one of The Food Channel's Shows. It's anticipated their Segment will be aired next February or March.
It was also our pleasure to have Two Student guests attending the meeting from University of Idaho, Moscow who were researching the make-up of the 50-50 Bison/Cattle Crosses known as F-1 Hybrids.
The Meeting was held September 30th at the Red Lion Hanford House, Richland, Washington
America's best steak is.... once again, Beefalo!