Gould Ranch Cattle Company is an established producer of the Irish Black Cattle Association.
We have been involved in Irish Black® and Irish Red® cattle for many years. Gould Ranch Cattle Company chose the Irish Black® and Irish Red® cattle breed because of their outstanding carcass quality, transition of early maturity and the positive consistent gene traits emphasized in the breed. Our ultrasound records have proven to us that these calves reflect the same quality year after year.
After Gould Ranch Cattle Company began breeding Irish Black® and Irish Red® cattle for several years, we began test feeding and marketing freezer beef from our ranch. This was done to get a reaction from consumers and feedback about the tenderness, flavor, and juiciness of the product from herd sires we were using to develop seed stock sires for the general public. The idea being to determine at least, that our herd sires were producing a quality eating experience from their fed offspring and in hopes that seed stock from these same sires would do the same.
We test feed some 150 head per year with a challenge guarantee to any consumer that if the product they received was not superior to, or as good as anything they have ever had, we would either replace that product or refund their money with no questions asked! We received quite the opposite, with a abundance of requests for the product that at most times we could not keep up with. During this same period of time when bull buyers or prospective customers would come to the ranch we would feed them dinners of steaks and various cuts from our production.
In 2010, we traveled to Utah to invite producers from the prospective areas to attend free BBQ steak dinners and see a display of Irish Black® and Irish Red® bulls. A power point presentation on Irish Black® and Irish Red® cattle was given, followed by a question and answer period from those producers. Perhaps the greatest revelation that would come from the two meetings would be the enthusiastic response from the producers attending both meetings, and their amazement to the quality of the steaks they had eaten.
Through years of feeding customers, we discovered that due to the high concentration of genetics and the tight gene pool represented by our line bred Irish Black® and Irish Red® cattle, the meat quality would be virtually the same on every animal that we crossed our Irish Black® and Irish Red® cattle on.
This is why we run Irish Black® and Irish Red® Cattle and would like to offer them to others to purchase and be a part of this great new industry for Irish Black® and Irish Red® cattle.