About us

You can mail me at bc@grasspunk.com.

We’re an American family with Antipodean connections running a beef farm in South-West France. Our farm is in old Gascony in a sleepy departement called le Gers. There’s no autoroute out here, let alone a TGV line. What we do have is a lot of sun and some excellent soil, made from the limestone of an ancient sea. Occasionally it snows.

The farm is run using a mix of old school methods and new ideas. Sometimes the neighbors think we’re nuts and other times they reminisce that when they were kids they used to sleep out with the herd.


We make beef for the flavor – grass-fed and grass-finished. We raise Salers, rustic, old-school mountain cows that love our rich Gascon pastures.

Jean, the Agricultrix.

Me, covered in chopped hay.

You can mail me at bc@grasspunk.com.

18 thoughts on “About us

  1. John Schneider says:

    What a wonderful adventure you are on. We are building a strawbale house in Alberta and we are going for the little french farmhouse look. Not done yet. Looking forward to seeing more of your photos and projects! Cheers and good luck.

  2. bc says:

    Gosh, your comments make me realize how out of date my About page is!

    John, I’ve been reading your site and I’m particularly interested in your advice on old tractors.

    Kevin, if there’s anything you are interested in I’ll be happy to share what I know.

  3. John Robb says:

    Love your site. My uncle is in the process of converting our family’s dairy farm into grass fed beef (in VT). Better money for a lot less work.

    Have you written up any lessons I can share with him (and perhaps on RC.com?).

    Thanks JR

  4. bc says:

    John, I’ve been thinking about your question. I’m no expert, but I can come up with a list of pointers to true experts on the topic. These you can share and put on the site if it meets your quality bar. I’ll likely need a couple of days.

  5. bc says:

    Hello Nigel, It doesn’t sound like something I am interested in, although I could be misunderstanding things. I am at bc@grasspunk.com if you want to send email. Cheers, Brent.

  6. breadispain says:

    I’m SO ecstatic to have come across your site! I am an American living in Grenoble (with antipoedan roots too actually) and I often have trouble figuring out which cuts of meat are what and yours is the first good explanation I’ve ever found. Yay and thanks!! Now I just wish we lived closer so we could buy your beef!

  7. grasspunk says:

    Hello Nancy! Thanks for commenting. We sometimes ship beef around France – it is a rare event but when people are very keen we put in the effort. If you ever make it to the South-West do pop on by and see the cow herd. Cheers, Brent.

  8. Paddy fenton says:

    Hi Brent,
    What do you pay for in calf heifers of commercial salers,Gascon,Charolais or limousins?


  9. Kate Scarratt says:

    Sadly, I live in Burgundy, not the Gers, so I can’t benefit from your grass-fed beef until you start posting it out! But I’m very glad to know that you exist. Keep up the good work. (Of course, Burgundy has lots of Charolais munching away in local fields.)

  10. grasspunk says:

    Oh gosh it’s the 10y anniversary of the farm. I forgot. Things are great, the kids are growing, the grass is getting richer, we’re expanding the cow herd. And how are things with you?

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