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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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The Best Gift You Can Give, Beef

What gives a gift meaning? For many people, the best gifts create memories. Giving a premium organic beef gift box not only treats your clients or loved ones to high-quality cuts of beef, but it also gives the memories of several delectable meals.  1. A Sentimental Surprise  There’s nothing quite like treating yourself to an extra special ingredient. A fancy cheese or spice blend can elevate a meal and create memorable flavors. Take this to the next level by giving a box that will provide your recipient with several memories to savor. Since the gift boxes are delivered frozen, there’s no rush to fire up the grill immediately (though their mouths will probably be watering as soon as they open...

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Grain Finished: What Does It Really Mean?

When choosing premium beef, we know there can be some confusion about precisely what all the labels mean. Industry terms like “grass-finished” and “grain-finished beef” may not always be so clear to everyone, and knowing the differences can help when you’re looking for the highest quality meat to buy.  At Ribbonwire Ranch, all our beef is organic, grass-fed, and grain-finished. Today, we’ll look at precisely what it means for meat to be grain finished and the advantages it can have in taste and quality over grass-finished beef.  What is grass-fed beef? All cattle feed on grass for the majority of their lives. Therefore, the term “grass-fed” technically can apply to all beef production and doesn’t disclose anything about the quality...

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