About Lasater Grasslands Beef


Unadulterated Purity:


Our grassfed cattle are raised without antibiotics, pesticides, hormones, growth implants, animal by-products, or steroids.

 

Fat Content and Omega-3 Fatty Acids:


The vast majority of beef eaten in America today is grain fed, finished in feedlots. Grassfed beef is lower in fat and calories, and higher in important vitamins such as beta-carotene and vitamin E, than beef finished on grain. Research has shown that grassfed beef can lower cholesterol levels. In addition, grass-fed beef has 2-6 times more of the good fat called omega-3 fatty acids. These essential fats play an important role in many of the body's vital systems. For more information on the nutritional qualities of grass-fed beef, visit www.eatwild.com and look at "The Nutritional Benefits of Grass-fed Animal Products."
 

Room to Roam:


Our cattle have never been confined to a feedlot, they spend their entire lives grazing grass pastures. Our cattle are harvesting a naturally-renewable resource: the grasses of the Great Plains.
 

Quality beef takes time:


Dry-aging beef was standard until about 20 years ago, when other, quicker processes took its place. Although it is a more costly process, for centuries, in Europe, dry-aging has been the standard of excellence for meat and game. This process produces extremely tender beef. Our dry-aged beef is hung for 14-21 days in a temperature and humidity controlled environment. The beef's enzymes break down and tenderize the meat, giving it a signature flavor. This time-consuming process gives our grassfed beef its unique flavor and ensures maximum tenderness.
 

Tenderness:


Lasater Grasslands Beef is a tender product, though tenderness will vary depending on how it is cooked. You will not be able to cut it with a fork. Because our beef is leaner than corn fed beef, care needs to be taken not to overcook it. Our briskets and roasts, because they have little marbling, need to be cooked at high temperatures to break down the weave of the meat. The ranch is at 6,000 feet above sea level. We cook a 3-to-4 pound roast at 400 for 30 minutes and at 300 for 30 minutes for medium. Lasater Grasslands Beef cooks up to 50% faster than corn fed beef. If cooked to medium-well or well our beef will occasionally be tougher than generic beef. As these animals are raised in their natural environment and are healthy, it is safe to eat LGB rare to medium rare.
 

Our Ground Beef:


All of our ground beef is 90% lean and 10% fat. It is 100% beef. We do not add filler or water. Our ground beef comes in 1lb. packages (5 lb. minimum order). We also offer a 5 lb. case of quarter-pound patties.
 

Our Steaks:


Our steaks are cut 1.5" thick, with the exception of sirloin tip and top round which are cut at 1". Because cattle of different weights are harvested at different times of the year, our steaks will vary somewhat in size.
 

Our Roasts:


Our roasts average 2-4 lbs. each.
Our briskets average 3-4 lbs each.
 

Our Sides of Beef:


Sides of beef range in weight from 160-190 lbs. The approximate breakdown is 50% ground beef, 20% steaks, 20% roasts, 10% other (brisket, short ribs, stew meat, etc.)

 

Our 36-pound box:


The Family Sampler contains 16 lbs. of ground beef.  Approximately 8 lbs. of steak which may include two or more of the following cuts: Ribeye, New York, Top Sirloin, Sirloin Tip, and Round steak. Finally, 12 lbs. of roasts and assorted other cuts such as Short ribs, Brisket, and flank steak.