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We use quality USDA “Angus Beef Top Round” for our jerky. It provides an excellent source of protein, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, zinc, niacin, selenium and is a good source of phosphorous, riboflavin and iron. USDA Choice Angus beef is wet aged for optimal eating experience.

Our Products are raised by Farmers raising cattle for Certified Angus Beef ® brand Natural and we know you care how about how your beef is produced, and they care, too. They worry about many things—their land, their legacy and, most of all, their cattle—so you don’t have to.

For naturally nurtured, quality beef, we have a few simple rules:

  • Fed a vegetarian diet. Cattle eat a vegetarian diet of top-quality grains, forages and essential nutrients.
  • Never given antibiotics. Cattle receive treatment when needed to restore health, but they are no longer eligible to earn the brand’s Natural label.
  • Never given hormones. Cattle growth comes at the rate prescribed by Mother Nature.

GRADES OF BEEF

All beef is inspected for wholesomeness by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)*, and is graded for quality and consistency. You’ve heard of Prime, Choice and Select grades – and Prime tops the grading scale. Marbling plays a big role in quality grades.

Marbling – the little white flecks in beef – is key to flavor. The higher the amount of marbling, the higher the quality of beef. The Certified Angus Beef ® brand is incredibly flavorful, tender and juicy because of the high amounts of marbling in every cut.

Q: HOW IS BEEF GRADED?

A: Independent USDA graders inspect cattle and label them according to the grading scale: Prime, Choice, Select and several low-quality grades.

Q: HOW IS BEEF SELECTED FOR THE CERTIFIED ANGUS BEEF ® BRAND?

A: The same independent USDA graders inspect black-hided 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 – truly the top of the scale. This top-quality Angus beef is then evaluated again, using the brand’s set of 10 science-based specifications for marbling, size and uniformity. If it’s good enough to make the cut, then it earns the distinctive Certified Angus Beef ® brand label.

Q: WHAT MAKES CERTIFIED ANGUS BEEF ® BRAND PRIME THE ULTIMATE BEEF?

A: Quality, plain and simple. Only truly elite beef surpasses the USDA’s stringent Prime standards, AND meets all 10 of the brand’s quality specifications. Only 3% of beef achieves the high standards of Certified Angus Beef ® brand Prime. And marbling is key to its incredible flavor and tenderness.

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