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The Oxymoron That Is the USDA Grading Scale

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Does anyone else recognize the oxymoron in the USDA’s beef grading system? “Lean beef” means a lack of fat, but the system is based off more fat being perceived as better. Prime is best on the scale–and has the most fat. Choice has less fat, but still has quite a bit. No wonder consumers are confused! Beef is a great… Read more »

Is A Completely Grass Fed Beef Model Possible in the US?

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CLICK HERE to receive an email when a new post is available on Cow Cow Ranch. Could all cattle in the US be completely grass fed? This has been a case for great debate. The pro-feedlot bunch says no; the grass fed bunch says yes. The American beef industry is complicated. There are so many different models, so many different… Read more »