Subtilia Ranch is located in southern British Columbia, near a small town called Princeton, where we breed certified 100% Full Blood Wagyu.
Intense marbling is one of the great genetic benefits of the Wagyu cattle and one of the reasons why Wagyu beef is regarded as the finest, most exclusive beef produced in the world.
All our Wagyu are raised on the ranch and nurtured on the pastures around the ranch house. We run a small size operation where we like to give the animals a good and healthy life.
Our cows and calves graze on natural- and (sub) irrigated pastures. Our steers are grazed on the pastures till they are 12 -14 months old, then they will be 'finished' at the ranch on a specialized Wagyu feeding program to even further stimulate the marbeling. This custom made all natural feeding program is build up in multiple phases where the steers get a specific menu of grains, vitamines, all natural minerals and roughage.
The steers will be harvested at an age of 30 to 34 months old.
We personally hand feed the steers their special menu 2 times a day, to be able to closely monitor their wellbeing and growth.
Subtilia Ranch is dedicated to growing the highest quality Full Blood Wagyu without using any hormones or antibiotics in an enviroment without stress and pressure.
We produce a limited number of Full Blood Wagyu per annum for beef. We are proud to work together with some of the finest and best restaurants in British Columbia whom serve our Full Blood Wagyu beef.
All our animals are registered with the American Wagyu Association and are certified 100% Full Blood Wagyu.
In recent years, efficient marketing efforts have elevated Wagyu to near-divine status among fans of fine food and drink. But they've also led to an influx of 'gold diggers' that actually chose to crossbreed the Wagyu with Angus or other domestic cattle. These crossbred animals also referred to as ‘American-style’ or ‘American Wagyu’.
Still, it’s rare that you’ll ever see a brand boasting the title ‘crossbred’, because it just doesn’t sound very sexy. Unfortunately Wagyu in the United States only needs to have 50% original Wagyu genetics to be sold under the Wagyu name. By far the bulk of what is sold in the United States and Canada as Wagyu is at best 50% pure.
In fact, there are only about 26,000 real registered Full Blood Wagyu (or 0.028% of the total 92.9 million cattle in the USA and Canada), and they all have to meet standards set by the American Wagyu Association.