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Family ranch uses higher-end breed to produce healthier meat


FAIRMONT, Okla. (AP) — Linda Woodruff and her family raise the Japanese breed of Wagyu cattle on their family farm, Silverwood Wagyu, east of Fairmont.

The name comes from "Wa," which means Japanese, and "Gyu," which means cow. Silverwood also is a hybrid name, as Woodruff's son, Jeremy, manages the farm's website and her daughter, Stacey Silver, and Stacey's husband, Justin, manage the day-to-day operation of the farm.

"It's a family farm," Woodruff said to the Enid News & Eagle. "We all work together."

Woodruff's father was born in 1914 and lived about a mile away from the farm. As...

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