Painter Cattle is a small family ranch in the Sierra foothills of central California. We have raised Red Wagyu, or Akaushi, cattle, since 2016.

We love the challenge of using rough marginal rangeland that is unsuitable for growing crops, to make quality beef.

Following the cow call

Busy woodpeckers

The coworkers

Break time

The dry season

Cows can keep the fire danger down.

Favorite cow

Everybody has a favorite cow!

Even Papa has a favorite cow

Grass and sunshine makes for happy cows