Reserve Cattle Company located in Garden City, Missouri, has successfully imported the first ever Rubia Gallega genetics to North America. These genetics arrived as frozen embryos from Galicia, Spain. Trans Ova Genetics was honored to be a part of this story, as the first ever Rubia Gallega calves were born at our facilities in Sioux Center, Iowa.
What is special about Rubia Gallega, and why is there such excitement around the introduction of this new breed? Chris Brant, owner of Reserve Cattle Company, began this project after a request from a star chef. “The beef is considered by chefs and food critics to be the best in the world – with the awards and titles to back up that claim. The beef is very tender, with very complex flavors.” Reserve cattle company has experience in providing high-quality beef, as they currently raise and market Japanese wagyu beef.
Chris and his wife, Veronica Anwuri, took a trip to Spain that included farm and restaurant visits – where they saw Rubia Gallega in person, and on plate.
Reserve Cattle Company plans to market their Rubia Gallega to restaurants in Las Vegas, Chicago, and Washington D.C. starting in 2022.