From Pasture to Plate
Updated: Feb 17, 2018
The journey of beef, from pasture to plate, is a process we take great pride in. Bringing quality, Montana bred, Montana fed beef to your table.
The journey of beef, from pasture to plate, is a process we take great pride in. With a shared commitment to cattle being raised in a humane and safe environment, we are dedicated to working with beef producers across Northern Montana to bring you nutritious and tasty food for you to serve up at your dinner table.
From pasture to plate, start to finish, our beef is Montana bred, Montana fed.
When we purchase our Montana beef at auctions, we look for a few qualities that will bring our customers the best product. One is the age of the animal we are purchasing. Animals under 24 months provide the most tender and flavorful cuts of meat. Another quality is the type of beef. Typically a cow or bull, do not have as tender of meat. For that reason, we select heifers and steers for our facility.
Finishing the cycle from pasture to plate
Finishing off the animal at our feedlot is an important stage in the cycle of bringing our customers the best product. The animal must be fed long enough to be tender but not so long that it contains a great deal of fat.
Our beef are spend 5 to 6 months free grazing on a carefully balanced diet of corn silage haylage and barley corn silage that we produce ourselves or purchase from Northern Montana producers. Our preference of grain-fed over grass-fed is because the grain-fed process allows the meat to marble. This marbling increases the tenderness of the product and gives it the consistent, delicious flavor most have come to expect from quality beef products.
Once the animal reaches market weight, we send it over to our packing plant. Our USDA inspected facility carefully handles the final processing to bring flavorful, Choice to Prime cuts of beef to your plate. From pasture to plate, start to finish, our beef is Montana bred, Montana fed. It's what we do.