Beef 101

Why buy our beef? How does this work? Let us answer some questions...

 
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Our cattle are happy.

Three things that are very important to us are families, service, and quality. What we offer to your family is truly unique and special. Our beef animals are calved onto our ranch and graze on Colorado pastures their entire lives. They receive minerals and natural pasture grasses (Grass-finished) and high-quality, specially formulated grains (Grain-finished) and are raised with care by our family from start to finish. We appreciate their ability to turn forage into high quality, clean protein for your family. We pride ourselves on being good stewards of Colorado grasslands.  

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We know our beef!

We work for your family.

When you order beef from us, we work to provide your family with what you will use and enjoy. We also love to educate people on lesser known, delicious cuts of beef and have a wealth of recipes and ideas to make use of the entire animal. You can order packages in a range from 15 lbs through whole beef. Beef sides and whole beef are complete custom orders. We work with you to fill out a butcher's cut sheet that our butcher uses to create your custom order. We also offer prime rib and ground beef by the lb.

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We are Colorado Proud.

Our beef is certified Colorado Proud by the Colorado Department of Agriculture. This means that it is a truly Colorado product, raised and processed in the State of Colorado. Our beef is also USDA inspected and processed at a USDA facility by licensed, experienced butchers. 

Ideas for Various Cuts

Recipes

Many people ask us the difference between dry-aged and wet-aged beef. Beef that is purchased from the grocery store is considered “wet-aged.” This means that, directly after butchering, beef is packaged and sent to the store for sale. The aging process occurs as the beef travels inside its liquid in the package on its way to the store. Our beef is dry-aged. Dry-aging creates tender, flavorful beef and is usually only found on beef in exclusive restaurants and artisan grocery stores. After processing, the whole beef hangs in a cold room for a period of time to age. Once the beef is properly aged, the butcher creates cuts from the whole beef, creating a delicious craft product for your family.

Many people ask us the difference between dry-aged and wet-aged beef. Beef that is purchased from the grocery store is considered “wet-aged.” This means that, directly after butchering, beef is packaged and sent to the store for sale. The aging process occurs as the beef travels inside its liquid in the package on its way to the store. Our beef is dry-aged. Dry-aging creates tender, flavorful beef and is usually only found on beef in exclusive restaurants and artisan grocery stores. After processing, the whole beef hangs in a cold room for a period of time to age. Once the beef is properly aged, the butcher creates cuts from the whole beef, creating a delicious craft product for your family.