A Fresh New Start for an Old Cowboy
On this episode, we meet US-born Tim Jones who lives in the town of Kuromatsunai in Hokkaido Prefecture. Tim, a veteran cattle farmer from Texas, was 68 when he and his Japanese wife decided two years ago to move to her native country to raise cows. Will Tim be able to sell his lean grass-fed meat in Japan where people value marbled beef?
Tim started a cattle farm in Kuromatsunai, Hokkaido Prefecture.
Abandoned farmland has been transformed into a pasture without using agricultural chemicals.
Tim developed recipes using grass-fed beef with the locals.
Tim sold beef raised in Japan for the first time in the summer of 2022.