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Beef Quality

Learn to utilize the industry’s Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) program standards, which focus on animal handling, and the safety, quality and popularity of beef.

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Health consciousness is an ever-increasing concern – in the political, environmental, social and personal health arenas.

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Consumers choose USDA grass-fed beef for the following four main reasons: taste, health concerns, ecological awareness and local fare.

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1) Hormone Use in Meat Production is a Health Concern. The hormones used in meat production, such as estrogen, are the same as, or synthetic versions of, those occurring naturally in animals.

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Most of us use the terms taste and flavor interchangeably, but they’re actually different. Taste refers to the five basic receptors: sweet, salty, sour, bitter and umami (the one we didn’t learn about in school).

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