Cattle ranch that feeds its cows BEER: Texan farmers swear by a secret ingredient that makes beef juicer

Cattle ranch that feeds its cows BEER: Texan farmers swear by a secret ingredient that makes beef juicer

  • Beer is added to hay to help digest cows
  • The secret ingredient gives the beef a distinctive taste

A Texas cattle ranch has revealed the key ingredient behind its premium beef. The secret is none other than good old-fashioned beer.

The Texas T Kobe ranch in Wallis, Texas, adds beer to the hay the cows feed on. The ranch claims the yeast in the double IPA helps the cow’s digestive system and improves the beef’s flavor and texture.

The Texas T Kobe ranch says the beer gives their beef a distinct texture and flavor

The beer comes from a local brewery that is itself an award-winning company, the Saint Arnold Brewing Co.

Texas T follows the tradition of Kobe-style beef, a method of herding developed in Japan that raises hormone-free cattle of the Wagyu breed.

It is one of the most expensive types of beef and is often considered a delicacy – it can cost up to $100 per pound.

Japanese ranchers often massaged their cows or fed them beer to achieve the ideal taste.

Ranch owner Gene Terry says his cattle prefer beef-soaked hay over the regular kind.

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