WHERE: Katy, TX
MILES TO MARKET: 34
PEOPLE : Today, Patrick and his father, Pat, operate two ranches.
ABOUT: Katerra Exotics produces pasture-raised bison and other grass-fed meats. Even though bison is native to America, it is still commonly considered an exotic meat. The original ranch is located in the Frio Canyon just outside of Leakey, TX. This is where the main production herd is located. There, the bison graze freely on hardy Texas Hill Country grasses. Our newest ranch is located in the heart of the Katy prairie. Each year, weaned calves from Leakey are brought to the Katy ranch where they can graze on the rich prairie grasses for a couple of years. Our animals are harvested at the prime meat producing age of 2-3 years. Our objective is to keep animal stress level low and work them as little as possible by allowing them to graze freely in the fields.
FUN FACT: Our name comes from the combination of “Katy” (the city where we live) and the word “terra” (Latin for land).