What’s Grass Fed Aberdeen?
Aberdeen angus cattle are a throwback to the original heritage of angus, when the angus breed first became domesticated. Their ability to quickly put on weight while also keeping the tenderness and flavor of high quality meat, made the angus cow highly sought after. Aberdeen cattle excel at converting grass to actual weigh gain. Originally they were smaller animals finishing at weights of 800 – 1,000 pounds. Eventually farmers and ranchers started cross breeding angus with larger breeds (Simmental, Sharley, etc.). This is why today black angus finish at larger weights of 1,100 – 1,400 pounds.


The Aberdeen Advantage: Grass-fed products tend to be much lower in total fat than grained products. For example, a sirloin steak from a grass-fed steer has about 1/2 to 1/3 of the amount of fat as a similar cut from a grain-fed steer.
Is Grass-Fed Beef Prepared Differently Before Cooking?

Yes, for the most tender beef, check out our cooking and recipe suggestions here.


What’s the Difference Between Grass-Fed Grain-Fed Beef?
  • Grass-fed beef tends to be leaner and juicier, thanks to a higher moisture content.
  • Grain-fed tends to be greasy, not juicy.
  • Grass-fed beef is rich in omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin B6, and beta-carotene.
  • Grain-fed “fattened up” on a variety of grain or corn by-products.
  • Grass-fed beef has as little as 140 calories per serving.
  • Regular consumption of grain-fed beef not recommended as a part of a healthy diet.
  • Grass-fed beef is lower in cholesterol.
  • Grain-fed beef is higher in cholesterol.


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Fremont, MI 49412

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