Idle Wind Farms


Ryan Dierking
1277 Dierking Rd.
Beaufort, MO 63013
County: Franklin
Business: 573-239-1217

About Us

Our farming operation is located in East Central Missouri west of Union, MO. Our family homesteaded the original farm in 1872. We are the 4th and 5th generations managing the operations. We aim to provide premium Red Angus and Akaushi Wagyu Beef and Heritage Berkshire pork to families and businesses in and around Franklin Co. and the Greater St. Louis area.

Our Products

  • Angus
  • Beef
  • Beef Cattle
  • Hay
  • Hogs
  • Pork - Pasture Raised

Product Description

We raise Registered Red Angus cattle for beef and seed stock providing heifer and bull for breeding. We also raise Akaushi Wagyu cattle for beef that is pure blood and crossed with our Red Angus. The cattle are raised on both pasture/hay and feed, a supplemental diet during finishing. Our hogs are farrow to finish and raised entirely outdoors in farrowing huts to when the hogs are finished. Our philosophy is using rotational grazing practices for our cattle. Cattle are moved from paddock to paddock on a 1 to 4 day basis depending on forage and pasture size. We see the positive impacts of regenerative agricultural practices on soil health and productivity. These have been implemented on our farming operation for nearly 15 years. We use locally sourced grain for our hogs and beef finishing diets that can include corn, wheat and barley. We use local processors in Washington, Lyon, Hermann, and Swiss for processing depending on availability and consumer wants.


We sell our products through the following online locations. You can also find us on Facebook and Instagram under Idle Wind Farms. These resources have links which can take you to our website and online store. Website: Online store: Market Wagon Greater StL region:


Missouri Grown is a program of the Missouri Department of Agriculture.

Contact: 573-522-4170 |