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How Organic Beef Can Be Part of a Healthy and Sustainable Diet

The conversation about what is and isn't a healthy diet is constantly evolving. Sometimes, it's even conflicting. But one thing's for sure: what was once only about calories and cholesterol has expanded to include environmental considerations like sustainability and eco-friendly practices. Today, healthy isn't just about what you eat, but also where your food comes from and how sustainable the practices used to make it are. The nutritional benefits of organic farming and ranching, coupled with its role in creating a balanced and sustainable diet, make organic beef an excellent consideration for a healthy, sustainable diet. Organic Beef's Role in a Healthy Diet Is organic beef part of a healthy diet? New research says yes. Organic beef provides high-quality, lean...

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Upgrade Your Steak Game With These Five Primal Cuts

Grilling season is just around the corner, so it’s time to heat your grill and stock your fridge with your favorite steaks from Ribbonwire Ranch. Meat lovers know that each cut has its own characteristics and flavor profile that make it unique. Here’s the scoop on some of our organic, grass-fed favorites to help you choose what to throw on the grill this season. Ribeye: A Full-Flavored Favorite The ribeye is one of the most popular cuts because of how tender and juicy it is. Versatile enough for weeknight dinner or entertaining guests, a ribeye is a steak you should always have on hand. It’s cut from the beef rib and can be purchased bone-in or boneless. You’ll notice that...

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The Importance of Cattle Nutrition

Excellent beef starts with happy and healthy cattle. Just like humans, cows need a diverse and hearty diet. Providing cattle with proper nutrition is essential both for the animal’s quality of life and for the quality of the beef. As ranchers, the importance of cattle nutrition integrates into our daily lives, but we realize that our community of butchers, grill masters and steak connoisseurs might not be as familiar. Here, we will break down the core tenets of cattle nutrition and how it supports the quality of meat and the sustainability of beef ranching. Why is Cattle Nutrition Important? Raising healthy cattle doesn’t just mean fattening them up. They need to live happy and healthy lives. Proper nutrition plays a...

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Underrated Beef Cuts You Need To Know About Part 2

Not all beef cuts are created equal. If you’re looking for something a bit different than the usual prime cuts, these underrated beef cuts are perfect for the adventurous foodie. From tenderloin tails to flanken ribs, these cuts of organic beef are sure to tantalize your taste buds and expand your culinary horizons. For more juicy beef cuts, check out part one of this series here! Tenderloin Tails The reputation of tenderloin steak precedes it, so we won’t spend your time amping up the most expensive cut of beef. But few have cooked with tenderloin tails. Also called tips, the tenderloin tail is cut from the tapered section at the end of the raindrop-shaped tenderloin steak. To give the steak...

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Underrated Beef Cuts You Need To Know About

Anybody can order and enjoy a filet mignon, and it’s renowned for good reason. But only true beef lovers will know about these hidden gems. These four grass-fed beef cuts are completely underrated. Have you tried them all? Flat Iron Steak Taken from the chuck primal, a flat iron steak will definitely be one of your new favorites. Chuck is a massive beef cut that comes from a steer's shoulder, neck, ribs, and upper arm. Most parts of the cut are high in fat and connective tissue, resulting in notoriously tough meat that requires a long cook time.  But the flat iron cut is a diamond in the rough. It’s taken from the top blade muscle of the shoulder, giving...

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