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Red Wagyu wins grand champion

Special to the Courier

Pictured: Courtesy photo
Rick Turner, Jacob Hatcher, Jane Turner and Ryan Turner stand proudly with the Turner Ranch's Red Wagyu heifer Grand Champion at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.

On March 12, Turner River Ranch of Medina won the Grand Champion title for their Red Wagyu heifer in the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.
Turner River Ranch is owned and operated by Rick and Jane Turner and their sons, Jacob Hatcher and Ryan Turner. They have been raising Wagyu cattle for the last three years and believe they are the only breeders of Wagyu cattle in Bandera County.
Wagyu is the breed of cattle from Japan that produces Kobe beef and is known for its high marbling and heath benefits. Many of the Wagyu cattle reach prime before going to market and some go several levels beyond prime.
Turner River Ranch specializes in registered Black and Red Wagyu cattle and can trace their cattle's pedigree back to Japan. They sell bulls to increase marbling and the health benefit of any herd along with heifers and embryos for those who would like to start their own Wagyu herd.
The Turners also sell Wagyu meat by the quarter or half for those who would like to try Wagyu beef.
Their cattle are raised as humanely and as naturally as possible without hormones, pesticides or antibiotics.
Contact them by email at rrturner@hctc.net or call 830-589-3226.