As mentioned, there are different breeds of dogs (show, pleasure, hunting) and horses (ranching, racing, sporting); there are different breeds of cattle (each meet different market demands).
For instance, some cattle such as: Jersey, Guernsey and Holstein are primarily for milk production and only enter the food stream at the end of their useful milk production cycle (at which time they are typically processed into hamburger, stew meat, and ground steak) which is available at your local grocery store.
Beef cattle is selected and bred more for their muscular composition than their milk production. Several notable beef breeds include Angus, Hereford, and Charlaios. Of these three, Angus has become our favorite due to its enhanced tenderness and juiciness. Our herd has grown over the last several decades into quality meat you can trust.
GRASS FED, GRAIN FINISHED
Today, we continue to grow our family on the farm, encouraging strong roots for a better food and agriculture system for all. As I have mentioned before, only our finest Angus steers (carefully screened for health, disposition, muscularity and condition) go into our feeding program. When you purchase our boxes of beef, each piece comes from the same animal. The T-Bone and the hamburger, the roast and the stew meat are all from that same pasture raised, grass fed, grain finished yearling. Compare this to any grocery store or meat market where the cuts of beef are from various animals of potentially highly divergent origins, care, and quality.
OUR DESIRE IS TO FOSTER A LONG-LASTING RELATIONSHIP WITH YOU AND/OR YOUR FAMILY. MUCH LIKE THE DAYS WHEN THE MILK MAN PERSONALLY DELIVERED YOUR MILK EACH MORNING TO YOUR DOOR STEP - YOU KNEW AND TRUSTED EACH OTHER.
GROCERY STORE COMPARISON
Did you know for instance, that hamburger and stew meat – as well as some other cuts of meat – are typically from older cattle, frequently old dairy cows. This meat is cheap, stringy, tastes dull, and the quality is poor. Packages of hamburger meat that are tagged, “Ground Chuck” or “Ground Round” as if they were something special, are only signifying where on the animal the meat originated and (again) does not test to the underlying quality, condition, or history of the animal. Purchasing “Ground Round” that came from a Longhorn cow or Brahma bull is quite different than what Naturally Grown Beef offers.