History of the Legendary Maries River Wagyu

Terry Neuner

Terry Neuner, founder of Maries River Wagyu, has long been an ardent believer in two concepts; one, Production of the Highest Quality, and two, Made in America.

Growing up in rural Missouri in the heart of cattle country, from a young age Terry helped his grandfather on the family farm. It was here where the values of hard work and no compromise to excellence were deeply instilled. Terry later became the first college graduate in the family, studying Chemistry at Lincoln University with stops at Harvard and Columbia in New York while finally receiving his Masters in Biochemistry from the University of Missouri.

Kobe Beef

In the summer of 1995, Terry had an epiphany. While on a business trip to the port city of Osaka, Japan, Terry was introduced to the legendary Kobe steak known for its exquisite marbling and taste presented by the chef Intimae, the “worthiest” of Japanese head chefs. As the meat melted in his mouth, Terry immediately applied his experience on the farm along with his biochemistry background and concluded that Missouri would be the ideal place to raise the world’s finest quality cattle.

Inspired, Terry started a breeding program that has now been successfully perfecting this supreme stock for over the last 20 years and is one of the largest Wagyu herd in Missouri.

Terry’s favorite steak is the American Ribeye seasoned, buttered and prepared medium rare. Please enjoy America’s best meat, made locally in the USA.

Neuner Farm

Pursuing his passion to experiment, invent, and create, in 2005 Terry founded Westphalia Vineyards, a celebrated winery dedicated to fresh and sulfite free wines, using many of the indigenous varietals local to the area. He also helped to “resurrect” the Missouri Riesling, a beautiful and refreshing grape that was thought to be extinct. Please experience our affiliate business Westphalia Vineyards here www.westphaliavineyards.com.

Westphalia Vineyards wine collection
Westphalia Vineyards oak barrel aging
Westphalia Vineyards

Latest Stories

Learn Why Wagyu Beef is So Good

When it comes to beef, wagyu is THE BEST. If you haven’t tried it, or even if you have, and you’re curious to know why it’s so good, you’ve come to the right page.  Why is it So Good?  Wagyu refers to all Japanese cattle breeds, and this breed is different...

Why is Wagyu Beef Considered a Delicacy

In the world of beef, it’s impossible to say no to wagyu. For people who haven’t tried it yet, wagyu has sure come up. It’s that tender, fatty, and rich in umami steak that doesn’t come easily. If you want to try it, you need to be willing to shell out quite a huge...

Wagyu Beef Versus Regular Beef

Have you ever tried eating dishes made of Wagyu beef? Or maybe you have tried beef dishes, but not sure if it's from Wagyu beef or just a regular one. Most people are unaware that Japanese beef comes in various brands and grades and that we may label not all Japanese...

American Wagyu Versus Japanese Wagyu

Wagyu is Japanese meat of exceptional quality produced by indigenous Japanese cattle breeds such as the Japanese Black. Many of these cattle are raised under rigorous supervision and have never left Japan's borders, many isolated specific locations.  Historically, the...

The Art of Raising Wagyu Cattle

One of the most sought-after and luxurious meats worldwide is the wagyu beef. It is popular for its extensive marbling that is the reason behind its tenderness and buttery flavor. Indeed, you won’t find anything else in this world that tastes like wagyu beef.  Wagyu...

Kobe Beef vs Wagyu: How are They Different?

Wagyu and Kobe beef are known to be delicious meats—in fact, they are the best steaks. The popularity of wagyu and Kobe beef continues to grow, as word about this excellent piece of Japanese meat spreads worldwide. Curious diners are eager to try the tender meat for...

Taste of Gold: Why is Wagyu Beef So Expensive

One of the tastiest kinds of beef today is Wagyu, well-known for its buttery, melt-in-your-mouth taste, everybody can’t say no to this piece of meat. With such delicious flavor comes a hefty price; indeed, something as good as this doesn’t come cheap. If you’re...

Wagyu Beef Taste: How Does It Really Taste?

The wagyu beef craze is here, and ever since it has been introduced to the public, it became one of the most coveted meats today. Eating wagyu is an experience. To describe its taste will have you lost for words—it’s that amazing. But here, we will talk about that...

How To Identify Wagyu Cattle

Wagyu beef is recognized around the world as one of the highest quality meats. While Wagyu was once meat you could only purchase in Japan, it is now sold around the world by select farmers who understand the intricacies of raising these cattle and what is needed to...

Fuel Your Body & Soul: 3 Winter-Inspired Wagyu Dishes

Winter is well underway, with the coldest and, for some, the least favorite months taking their toll. Winter can mean days outside in the snow for many families, long walks with friends, and warming up around a candlelit restaurant table. Since many of the comforts of...
Maries River Wagyu

GET LIVE HELP NOW

833-679-2333

CUSTOMER SERVICE

Contact Us

Buy In Bulk 

Refer a Friend

Gift Cards

F.A.Q. 

Shipping & Delivery

Packaging 

Check Order Status

My Account

COMPANY

Meet the Farmer

Our Guarantee

Privacy Policy

Terms Of Service

ADDRESS

P.O. Box 5, 183 Brewery Lane
Westphalia, MO 65085