I'm Grady Woodard, a 2016 graduate of Maize South High School and a 2020 graduate of Kansas State University. I've been around cattle all my life, but we don't have a place big enough for a full-ranch. However, we have enough room for some calves.
I buy calves that are ready to be weaned from our ranchers/customers of Woodard Mercantile. These calves were born locally right here in Kansas. I know how they've been fed, how they've been taken care of, and the cows they come from. I feed them up to market weight, keep water for them in the winter, straw when it's cold, round them up when they get out, and practice good animal husbandry. I don't use growth hormones, my cattle are as natural as they get. They have been raised on grass and then I feed them a grain product until they are ready for butcher.
My animals produce steaks, hamburgers, roasts, and more- processed to your specifications. Know where your beef was raised and where it is processed if you want a safer meat source. Don't wonder if it came from Mexico or Canada.
I process at Stroot Lockers in Goddard and Champs Meats in Halstead, KS. Give my beef a try, know where it came from and enjoy some great steaks on your table.
I am Beef Quality Assurance Certified. Beef Quality Assurance is a program that provides systematic information to U.S. beef producers of how good husbandry techniques can be coupled with accepted scientific knowledge to raise cattle under optimum management conditions. Today, having an active BQA certification is more important than ever because the full beef supply chain is leveraging the program to ensure our commitment to food safety, cattle well-being, and beef quality. When producers implement the best management practices of a BQA program, they assure their market steers, heifers, cows, and bulls are the best they can be.