Now that Ronda Rousey and her husband Travis Browne have retired from the UFC, they have embarked on two new adventures. The first has to do with a little bundle of joy expected to arrive on September 22. The second is the couple’s other new baby – Browsey Acres.
It might seem like an odd career change — going from MMA champs to ranchers. But Ronda Rousey and her husband couldn’t be happier with how they’re raising cattle and goats on their land. This isn’t some commercial ranch, either. Rousey and Browne intentionally keep their number of animals limited so they can give them the care and respect each of them deserves. Since the couple’s start in the new industry in 2017, they’ve begun to sell their wagyu cattles’ meat to customers across the country. And to think it all began with a sweet-natured steer named Kobe.
Most times, ranchers avoid naming their animals to prevent themselves from becoming attached. Many farmers believe that the cattle have names, they become more like pets than sources of food. However, Ronda Rousey and her husband have a different philosophy. When the couple received their first steer, they decided to name the two-year-old and raise him as a member of the family. That way, the couple knew they were giving the animal the best life possible before harvesting the meat. And to them, the sadness of losing a beloved animal after years of optimal treatment is much better than “turning a blind eye” to the conditions at factory farms. Now, two years after harvesting Kobe, Ronda Rousey and her husband make it a priority to introduce their cattle to customers to show the soul behind the meat.
Take a look at how Travis Browne cares for the steer named Porter in the video below.
Ronda Rousey’s Husband Says He’s More Distant Than with First Steer
You might think that as Ronda Rousey and her husband Travis Browne continue to raise more cattle, the harvesting process becomes easier. But when you treat each animal as a family member, this isn’t the case. In fact, Browne admitted in his video introduction of Porter that he is not nearly as attached to him as he was Kobe. After the devastating experience of putting down Kobe, Browne realized he had to stay a little more distant from his cattle. That doesn’t mean that Porter gets any less care than Kobe or any of the other cattle – past or present. In fact, Browne shared that the fly spray he lovingly brushed onto the Wagyu steer was homemade.
“That’s the whole point of Browsey Acres,” Ronda Rousey’s husband shared. “We want to show people that it’s okay to love an animal and treat them with respect even though you’re going to raise them to eat them.”
“When you turn a blind eye, that’s the problem.”