Sierra Meat and Seafood, Reno, Nev., along with its sister company, Durham Ranches Inc., Gillette, Wyo., announced plans to acquire Strube Gourmet Wagyu Meat, Pittsburg, Texas. The Strube family will maintain ownership of their ranch in Texas along with the Wagyu cow calf operation.

This new partnership will allow the Strube and Flocchini families to concentrate on their respective areas of expertise, and continue to meet the growing demand for all-natural Wagyu beef. Sierra will be responsible for the meat sales and distribution of Strube Ranch Wagyu Beef, Durham Ranch will procure Wagyu feeders from the Strube Ranch and the Strube family will look to expand its Wagyu cow calf operation in order to grow the supply of Wagyu feeders.

Sierra Meat and Seafood processes and distributes the Durham Ranch brand of natural and sustainable specialty meats to more than 100 foodservice and retail customers throughout the United States.

The deal closed May 5.