He causeth the grass to grow for the cattle, and herb for the service of man: that he may bring forth food out of the earth; Psalm 104;14
The story of Acres of Grace Farms started in April of 2011. Nick Patterson was working as an associate veterinarian at a mixed animal rural veterinary clinic in Celina, Tennessee. April Smith brought in a Bassett hound named Roscoe with a hurt foot. It really was the cliche “love at first sight” – not only for April & Nick but for Roscoe too.
Nick doctored and cared for Roscoe’s foot, getting him back to health while simultaneously Nick & April began their relationship after many additional visits to vet with Roscoe. ;)
In June 2012 the two tied the knot and were married in the sight of God.
Now they work together on the farm and in helping to manage April’s family businesses where they continue to employ 150 folks in rural Moss, Tennessee.
April and Nick are passionate about the beef industry, especially inspiring and educating young farmers.
In 2020, they welcomed their son Axel to the family!
At it's heart, Acres of Grace Farms, located in Red Boiling Springs, Tennessee, is a cattle company, focused on superior herd health and producing the highest quality beef possible. Our cattle are fed a high forage diet and haylage we raise on our farm that is packed full of all natural proteins. They live peacefully on fields of green pastures and are nurtured by owner and veterinarian, Dr. Nick Patterson, so you can rest assured they have received the best care possible.
Dr. Patterson has a passion for producing a high-quality all natural healthy beef. That's why he made the decision to invest in Akaushi genetics for our herd. Known for its heart healthy benefits and superior quality, there are no compromises with this breed.
Akaushi (pronounced Aka-ooshie) is a Japanese red Wagyu breed of beef cattle. Originated in Kumamoto, Japan, the breed was developed to provide the remarkable marbling traits Wagyu-type cattle are known for in an animal that can thrive in most any environment and provide superior performance. This rare and prestigious breed is sought after for more than its famous carcass traits. Akaushi cattle combine distinguished marbling with sound structure, high fertility and modern body type. Akaushi cattle calve easy, are structurally sound, wean heavy calves and remain in the herd for many years. Our cattle balance meat quality with performance and any cattleman would be proud to put in their pasture.