Q & A
1. What constitutes an animal to grade Prime or C.A.B. (Certified Angus Beef?
Answer: USDA graders inspect black cattle (typical of the Angus breed) and give it a grade. All beef considered for the brand must be the best Choice or Prime beef, only beef at the very top of the scale. This top-quality beef is then evaluated again, using the brand's set of 10 science-based specifications for marbling, size, and uniformity. If the beef can pass all inspections, it then earns the distinctive Certified Angus Beef label.
2. Do you sell any bulls?
3. Do you use Steroids in your cattle?
Answer: No. What we use are supplemental growth hormones given in extremely small doses in the form of a slow release pellet in the animal's ear.
These products have been in use since the 1950's and have been proven not to affect beef quality, safety, or animal well-being.
The reason we use them is so our animals can convert their food to lean beef more efficiently. This allows us to use fewer resources in raising beef, making our operation more sustainable and shrinking our environmental footprint.
For consumers who want to eat beef without hormones, I'm sorry to say they are out of luck. The truth is all living animals and even plants contain hormones like the ones I supplement my cattle with. Because I use them in such small amounts, the difference between beef I raise and an animal never given that supplement amounts to only nanograms of difference.
The fact is the beef I raise is safe; I feed it to my own family and we love it.
Beef It’s What’s For Dinner: http://www.beefitswhatsfordinner.com/
Facts About Beef: https://factsaboutbeef.com/
Beef Nutrition: http://beefnutrition.org/
Interactive Meat Counter: http://www.beefitswhatsfordinner.com/butchercounter.aspx#star
Cattlemen’s Beef Board: http://www.beefboard.org/