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Buy Local Fresh Wagyu Beef from Rovey Family Farms


You can't get any fresher than buying right here in Arizona from Rovey Family Farms. American Wagyu was judged superior in overall palatability. It also stood "head and shoulders" above the others when the combined characteristics of flavor, tenderness and palatability were considered.  Wagyu has up to 30% more unsaturated fat than Angus cattle. And it's those unsaturated fats that makes Wagyu beef so full of rich, umami goodness -- that elusive fifth "primary taste." They also happen to help prevent heart disease and stroke. 

"From our family to yours, fresh to your table"

Grass-Fed Vs. Grain-Fed

Is ground beef from grass-fed cattle actually healthier? Texas A&M research says no.


"Americans consume about 40% of their total beef intake as ground beef, which is much higher in total fat than most intact cuts of beef. In fact, ground beef is one of the most important sources of the healthful monounsaturated fatty acid – oleic acid – in the diet. Ground beef from grass-fed cattle naturally contains more omega-3 fatty acids than from grain-fed cattle (three times as much), but is higher in saturated and transfat."

"At the other end of the spectrum is premium ground beef, such as from conventionally produced Certified Angus Beef or cattle with Japanese genetics (available as Wagyu ground beef). Ground beef from these cattle is very high in oleic acid, and also much lower in saturated and transfat, than ground beef from grass-fed cattle."

 “Interestingly, new research from Texas A&M University found that men who consumed corn-fed beef improved their cholesterol levels, while men who consumed grass-fed beef experienced no change.”   http://www.meatmythcrushers.com/myths/myth-grass-fed-beef-is-more-nutritious-than-corn-fed-beef.html 

We have nothing against any of the production methods that are out there. What makes America great is the abundance of food choices we have.  

The ration we feed is a mixture of hay, silage, corn grain and minerals

The ration we feed is a mixture of hay, silage, corn grain and minerals

F.A.Q.'S (Frequently Asked Questions)

Fresh Gold Label Sheep Cheese Healthier-Better Taste-Less Allergies-More Protein!


Dairy products from sheep is extremely high in nutrients compared to other kinds dairy. In many cases, it is more readily digestible to people who suffer from lactose intolerance. Evidence suggests it can also help people with eczema and other allergies. 

1. Lactose Intolerance

People who develop intolerance's to cow or goat milk may find that sheep milk products are the only dairy they can safely eat. 

2. During the production of hard cheeses,the lactose is set free in the discarded whey. There is also evidence that the lactose and casein (the protein associated with cheese) in sheep milk can be more acceptable to people than that of other types of milk. 

3. Sheep milk is also recommended for those suffering eczema, asthma, or other allergic illnesses. Its high zinc content may help those with eczema, and its uniquely high levels of peptides and nucleosides may help combat allergies.

4. Sheep produce the creamiest cheese and milk compared to cows and goats.  

5.Sheep produce fat soluble vitamins in their milk. Sheep naturally homogenize milk. That means smaller fat globules and more medium-chain fatty acids. This aids in digestion.  

6. Sheep’s milk cheese is one of the oldest cheeses produced, and has been popular right back from when ewe’s were the main milk producers of the world. Milked long before cow’s were, Asian travelers brought this type of cheese-making to Europe throughout history and it has remained a popular alternative to cow’s milk cheese ever since. 

7. Different methods using sheep’s milk cheese have been discovered over the years to produce new and unique blends of dairy products.  If you’re looking for a healthy, tasty alternative to regular cow’s milk cheese, sheep’s milk cheese can make a big difference to your diet. As well as being smoother and richer than cow’s milk products, sheep’s milk provides more nutrition. 

8. The vitamins in sheep’s milk, mainly the B complex as well as A, D and E are all essential to good health and are most often recommended to be taken as a supplement. Sheep’s milk cheese is a cheaper and tastier alternative to expensive health shop supplements. Not only is it rich in vitamins, calcium and zinc, it’s also suitable for lactose intolerant diets. 

9. The Rovey Family proudly creates premium artisan cheese using with precision, because our customers rely on the finest quality and ultimate freshness. We use new technology combined with age-old methods to produce the highest quality aged artisan sheep cheeses & premium lamb and beef. 

Fresh lamb nutritional information and health benefits


Lamb is a very nutritious food that is full of protein, healthy fats and a wide range of micro-nutrients. Lamb is possibly the best choice of meat with the most health benefits.

1. Lamb has a very healthy nutrition profile and it contains a wide variety of essential nutrients. It is a significant source of B vitamins, zinc & selenium.

2. Lamb is among the best dietary sources of Carnosine, a healthy compound that may have powerful health-protective properties.  L-Carnosine is a compound that contains two amino acids (proteins) bonded together; beta-alanine and histidine. Only certain foods contain carnosine in high amounts, and lamb is one of these.  Carnosine appears to have anti-atherosclerotic effects, meaning that it may help to protect against cardiovascular disease.

3. Lamb contains a significant amount of high-quality protein and depending on the cut it contains anywhere between 25 – 30 grams per 100 grams.  While it is common knowledge that lamb is an excellent source of protein, not all protein is made the same. In other words; the efficiency by which our body can use protein differs depending on the specific food and the amino acids it contains. Lamb contains every amino acid, making it as a ‘complete’ protein. This completeness means that our body can use lamb protein more efficiently than ‘incomplete’ proteins in plant foods. Protein is incredibly important for our health, and it encourages lean muscle mass, the growth and repair of cells, and higher levels of satiety.

4. Lamb contains large amounts of heme-iron, which is an important nutrient in the face of rising iron-deficiency anemia.

5. Lamb contains beneficial amounts of creatine, a compound that can help improve sport performance.

6. Lamb contains glutathione, essential prerequisites for our body to make its own glutathione.  Often refered to as the master antioxidant, playing a critical role in protecting our health and internal antioxidant defense systems. 

7. Lamb is the single biggest dietary source of CLA.  lamb meat is richer in CLA than any other meat and contains approximately 4 – 19.0 mg CLA per gram of fat content.  Lamb contains a source of the natural trans-fatty acid CLA. Don’t worry about the name ‘trans fat’ because the naturally occurring version found in animal foods is much different from synthetic trans-fat. In fact, it may even have some health benefits. For instance, a meta-analysis of 18 controlled trials demonstrates that supplementing with isolated CLA produces a modest fat loss in humans. Research shows that people with higher tissue levels of CLA have a reduced risk for myocardial infarction or heart attack.

8. Lamb contains a variety of natural, healthy fats, oleic acid and omega-3 being particularly notable. 

Fresh Wagyu beef


Wagyu beef has an abundant amount of marbling that leads to its superior taste, tenderness and juiciness. But is all of this marbling healthy?

As a matter of fact, when consumed as part of a well-balanced healthy diet, it is.

Research shows that Wagyu cattle naturally contain more Omega 3 and 6 fatty acids, as well as more monounsaturated fatty acids (the good fat) than other beef. The percentage of fatty acids affect the texture and “feel” of food in the mouth, particularly in meats. This is one of the genetic benefits of the Wagyu breed and one of the reasons why Wagyu beef is regarded as the finest, most exclusive beef produced in the world.

Cattle, more than meat

Cattle - More Than just Meat


From 1 cow hide you can get 12 basketballs OR 144 baseballs OR 20 footballs OR 18 volleyballs OR 18 soccer balls OR 12 baseball gloves.

Did you know that gelatin, what Jello is made from, comes from the connective tissues of the beef animal. So when you eat Jello, you are actually eating an animal byproduct.

Other products that contain gelatin might include gum, fruit snacks like gummy bears, and marshmallows.

Many medical products are made from animal byproducts. Some products may contain stearic acid that is found in fatty acids, such as in beef cattle. Ointments for burns and first aid creams may contain animal byproducts.

Antirejection drugs are used when someone has a heart transplant, liver transplant or even a ligament in your knee to help the body accept the new organ. Animals, such as beef, sheep and swine have remarkable similarities to our own bodies.

Insulin is utilized by diabetics. It can be synthetic, which means that is man-made, but it also can come from livestock.

There is a sticky part on the bandages that can be made from animal fatty acids since fatty acids are used to make adhesives.

Household and office products also may contain beef byproducts. Dog food might include chicken, beef or pork byproducts. Rawhide bones that dogs chew on are made from animal hides.

Laundry pre-treatments contains enzymes – a protein found in cattle and sheep. What’s on the label of the glue bottle? There is a cow on the label of glue because you can use a cow’s hooves and horns to make glue.

Dish soap may contain beef fat that helps make your hands soft.

Even film contains the beef product – gelatin - on the coating of the film.

Candles may have beef byproducts in them to give them more strength, to help them last longer, and make them more opulent.

What would crayons have in them? Probably beef fat, but there is also a kind out now that is made from soybeans.

Paintbrushes can be made out of horse hair, but can be made out of the hairs from other animals as well.

Sports equipment is often made from animal byproducts. Many professional teams use cowhide footballs. So not all footballs are made of pigskin like many people think. Footballs can be made out of both pig skin and beef skin.

Volleyballs can be made from leather, and so can the baseball glove and the outer covering of the baseball.

Industrial use – many lubricants and fluids may contain beef fats. Some inks used in printing contain animal fats. High gloss printing might contain animal fats.

Industrial cleaners may also include beef byproducts.

Grooming – Nail polish remover contain gelatin that helps give your nails strength. Soap, lotions, makeup and lipstick may contain stearic acid, a fatty acid. But not all of them do – as some people are allergic to animal byproducts. Some also contain lanolin which is a sheep byproduct. Shaving cream also contains stearic acid, a fatty acid.

Many deodorants contains fatty acids. When people clean their contacts, they use little white tablets called enzymatic cleaners. Enzymes are a protein found in animals.

Saddle soap is used on leather shoes and any type of leather product. It helps leather items maintain softness.

Travel and transportation. Antifreeze may contain glycerol, an animal byproduct. Hydraulic brake fluid and car wax also may contain animal byproducts.   Highways are made of asphalt and contain a binding agent made from beef byproducts.

Tires contain stearic acid which helps tires maintain their elasticity.

Car seats can also be made from leather.

Clothing and furniture also may contain animal byproducts. Sweaters can be made out of wool from sheep. Office chairs, wallets, watch bands and a whole host of products can be made from leather from cattle – such as shoes, leather jackets, belts, gloves and other clothes.

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7711 W Northern Ave. Glendale, Arizona 85303

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