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Midland Meat Co.

Southerners are particular about many things, but few reach the status of a perfect cut of meat. Fortunately, the Permian Basin is home to Midland Meat Company, one of the premiere producers of good ol’ Texas beef. A fifth generation rancher, this area already knows John Scharbauer and his family’s business well. Specializing in beef of the highest caliber, Scharbauer’s cuts do more than win blue ribbons at local competitions; Midland Meat Company’s beef has amassed titles at the world level. With a storefront that sells directly to consumers, you can also find this company’s offerings at local restaurants like JumBurrito and in Michelin-star facilities like Daniel in New York City. For this experienced rancher, quality comes first, which is why his beef gets raised without hormones, antibiotics, steroids, or any other unnatural intervention. So, whether you’re cooking Sunday afternoon favorites, catering a wedding, or beefing up your restaurant’s menu, if you want to impress the palate, nothing compares to the cuts you’ll find at Midland Meat Company From poultry and Duroc pork to Wagyu cross beef, brisket and ribeye, more than 135 years of family history and experience make Scharbauer and his team the only ones to call.



 Their full-service meat market features locally raised, Wagyu beef. 




The Scharbauers arrived in Texas in 1883 and began running Sheep and Cattle. In 1887 John and Christian Scharbauer who were brothers formed Scharbauer Brothers Corp. which today is known as Scharbauer Cattle Company. They soon grew their herd and land holdings in Texas and in Southwest New Mexico. Clarence Scharbauer Sr. soon joined his uncles and was hired on as Manager. The Scharbauers put together nearly 500,000 acres and at one time ran 20,000 head of Hereford Cows. After Clarence Sr death in 1942, Clarence Scharbauer Jr. became the Owner and Manager at the young age of 17.  He added a Panhandle Ranch known as the Alamocitos in 1952. Chris Scharbauer, now owner of Scharbauer Cattle Co. is responsible for introducing Angus Genetics to the herd in the early 90's. The Scharbauer's, only purchasing the finest of genetics that the Hereford and Angus breeders could produce grew a commercial cow herd that is second to none.  John Scharbauer, the fifth generation has taken the reins and now has introduced their beef to the public in the form of Midland Meat Company. 









Adrian Vargas

Adrian Vargas

GM Head Butcher

Midland Meat Co. is a full service meat market in Midland, Texas, providing only the highest quality of meat, chicken, pork, seafood, and exotics. A family owned and operated business, our butchers have a combined experience of over 65 years, we are your neighborhood butcher... shop. 

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