Alfred and Ginger Tanagho raise Certified Animal Welfare Approved by A Greener World (AGW) beef cattle and sheep at Waypoint Farm in Hallettsville, Texas. The animals are managed outdoors on pasture or range and Alfred and Ginger market their high-quality, beef and lamb locally under the Cross T Brand.
“Our goal is to raise happy animals that produce healthy, delicious meat in an environment that is humane and natural,” says Ginger. “We use low stress handling methods and engage with the animals on a daily basis. The cattle and sheep never eat grain and we never use artificial inputs like growth hormones. They are born here, raised here and processed at our butcher who is 20 minutes from our farm.”
The Tanaghos raise Akaushi (Wagyu) beef cattle and White Dorper sheep, which are selected for genetics that perform well on grass and the conditions of south-central Texas. “Our animals are raised on improved pastures, meaning they have high quality forage to graze year around. During the warm months they graze perennial Bermuda grasses, and we plant these fields in the fall with oats, annual rye grass and legumes for them to graze during the cold months,” Alfred explains. “At times when the pastures are less than optimal, such as during a drought, we offer high protein hay we have cut from our own pastures or with alfalfa hay purchased from other farms.”
Certified Animal Welfare Approved by AGW beef and lamb from Cross T Brand is available at Fulshear Farmers’ Market in Fulshear, TX. For more information, visit waypointfarm.grazecart.com.