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WSU Premium Beef

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Contacts

Premium Beef Contact Information
AnSci.Premium.Beef@wsu.edu
PH: 509-335-1002

Faculty Coordinator
Dr. Kris Johnson
johnsoka@wsu.edu

Cattle Operations Manager
Brent McCann

Product Overview

Cattle

The WSU Premium Beef brand focuses on producing a high-quality, local product. The Department of Animal Sciences is home to a pasture-to-plate beef cattle herd that offers an unparalleled experience for students to learn about beef production.

Calves are born in the spring and spend the beautiful Palouse summer on pasture with their mothers. In the fall, students and faculty work together to hand select the best Angus and Wagyu cattle for the Premium Beef Program. These cattle are then fed high-quality grains and hays.

Our cattle are harvested on campus in a USDA-inspected facility. Beef is dry-aged for about 14 days to ensure optimum flavor and tenderness. Beef cuts are stored in commercial freezers until they are sold.

Angus cattle have been an American standard for nearly 150 years. The breed is well known for genetics that balance calving ease, growth rate and carcass value. Our Premium Angus beef product is USDA Choice or Prime grade.

SteakWagyu (pronounced Wag-You) literally translates to Japanese Cow. There are four breeds of Japanese cattle. Although two of these breeds have been retained exclusively in Japan, the other two (Japanese Black and Japanese Brown) are available for breeding and harvesting internationally. We raise purebred or full blood Japanese Black cattle at the WSU Ensminger Beef Center. Wagyu beef is so highly marbled that it has its own grading scale. Marbling contributes to the rich flavor and juiciness for which Wagyu beef is famous. Wagyu beef sold by the Premium Beef a USDA Prime or better product. The succulent, melt-in-your mouth experience will tantalize your taste buds!

WSU Seasonings and Rubs now available!

Cougar SeasoningCustomers rave about the juiciness, tenderness, and flavor of our Premium Angus and Wagyu beef. Add vibrant flavors to our beef with new WSU spices and rubs, sure to light up your taste buds like the Fourth of July! Massage the WSU Espresso Seasoning & Rub on your meat before grilling to create a savory crust and seal in juices. The bittersweet flavor of coffee and the slight heat and smokiness of chili peppers in the rub go great with beef. The WSU Everything Seasoning is the perfect complement for meat, seafood, eggs, and veggies.

The WSU seasonings were masterfully formulated for WSU Premium Beef by Executive Chef Jamie Callison, a Culinary Arts Instructor in the WSU School of Hospitality and Business Management, and produced by Shelly Milligan, owner of S.A. Milligan Co., Inc. Chef Callison and his family generously donated all of startup cost, initial product, and the recipes for the WSU Everything Seasoning and the Espresso Seasoning & Rub to the Department of Animal Sciences and Ms. Milligan donated the initial shipment of product. Proceeds from the sales of the seasonings will support educational programming for students in the department. Seasonings can be purchased through WSU Premium Beef and shipped with your beef order or they can be purchased separately at WSU Connections stores in Everett, Spokane, and Pullman; Dissmore’s IGA, Ferdinand’s Ice Cream Shoppe, and Crimson & Gray in Pullman; the Dahmen Barn in Uniontown; and online: connections.store.wsu.edu.

Last shipping day for Holiday delivery: December 18

We also offer gift certificates!

WSU Seasonings and Rubs

WSU SeasoningsTry our new seasonings and rubs! We can ship them straight to your door. Buy them with or without beef.

Order early while supplies last!

$6.95/bottle or $14.00 for one of each seasoning tastefully packaged in a gift bag.

Packages

We offer several box options of Premium Wagyu Beef that vary in size and content as described below. There are 2 steaks in each steak package.

Option 1 Box (approximately 25 pounds; estimated cost $312.50 WAGYU/$187.50 ANGUS)

  • Four packages of steaks: will include rib steaks, New York steaks, sirloin steaks, and top round steaks
  • Two roasts (typically chuck or sirloin tip roast)
  • Ground beef: 8 – 10 chubs (approximately 1 pound per chub)

Option 2 Box (approximately 15 pounds; estimated cost $187.50 WAGYU/$112.50 ANGUS)

  • Two packages of steaks: will include rib steaks and sirloin steaks
  • One roast (typically chuck or sirloin tip roast)
  • Ground beef: 4 – 6 chubs (approximately 1 pound per chub)

Option 3 Box (approximately 15 pounds; estimated cost $187.50 WAGYU/$112.50 ANGUS)

  • Two packages of steaks: will include New York steaks and top round steaks
  • One roast (typically chuck or sirloin tip roast)
  • Ground beef: 4 – 6 chubs (approximately 1 pound per chub)

Option 4 Box (approximately 25 pounds; estimated cost $312.50 WAGYU/$187.50 ANGUS)

  • Three packages of steaks: will include New York steaks, sirloin steaks, and top round steaks
  • One Tri-tip roast
  • One rump roast
  • One sirloin tip roast
  • Ground beef: 8 – 10 chubs (approximately 1 pound per chub)

Option 5 Box (approximately 15 pounds; estimated cost $187.50 WAGYU/$112.50 ANGUS)

  • Two packages of steaks: will include New York Steaks and flank steak
  • One roast (typically chuck or sirloin tip roast)
  • Ground beef: 4 – 6 chubs (approximately 1 pound per chub)

Ground Beef (you specify amount)

  • Packed in chubs (approximately 1 pound per chub)
  • $6.50 per pound WAGYU; $5.25 per pound ANGUS

 

WSU Premium Beef LogoDo you need more information about WSU Premium Beef?
Would you like to place an order?

Call 509-335-1002 or email ansci.premium.beef@wsu.edu

Wondering how you might be able to get WSU Premium Beef?
We offer local pickup or we can ship it straight to your home!