Does grass-fed beef taste different? It’s a question we get a lot. Long answer short: our grass-fed and finished beef tastes different in the best possible way! Great-tasting beef takes time and care to raise, and we owe this to the animal’s diet of healthy grasses while on the ranch. Unparalleled care for the land and animals we raise, along with our dry-aging secrets, are responsible for Oreganic beef’s distinctive flavor.
Grasses Are Key to More Nuanced Flavor
The life of Oreganic cattle includes long, sunny days foraging on thousands of acres of natural, organic grasses. Because good things take time, we wait to harvest an extra six to ten months for a healthier, happier product. Because of this fact, grass-fed beef has less saturated fat than grain-fed.
Make no mistake, it’s easier to get beef to a harvestable weight on a crowded feedlot with a diet of corn and grains. But it’s not as good for the animal (or for you) in the long run. We’re proud that the animals on Rocker 3 Ranch are raised on native Oregon grasses (and alfalfa during winters). Our locally-raised beef has an unmistakable quality you can taste.
Uncompromising Flavor, From Unparalleled Care for the Animal and the Land
Fans of grass-fed and finished beef taste the difference. Our beef’s complex flavor profile is due to the higher levels of Omega 3 fatty acids and variation in its diet. You may also notice the steaks have a darker purplish meat color than what you see at the grocery store. The beef’s varied grass diet gives each cut of beef a more well-rounded taste depending on the season and what the animal was grazing on!
Our Grass-Fed Beef is Dry-Aged & Perfectly Tender
You can’t rush good flavors and good animal caretaking. That’s why dry-aging our beef is a mark of quality here at Oreganic. Lactic acid is produced as a steak dry ages, causing a slight fermentation similar to a nice aged cheese or wine. As the meat rests and loses some water weight, the animal’s fats and salt proteins come forward. Make no mistake, the beef is actually made more tender by this process (it doesn’t resemble something like jerky). We dry-age all of our steaks for a minimum of 30 days to bring the fat flavors of the meat forward and provide a downright delicious texture.
Does Grass-Fed Beef Taste Different? Give It a Try!
While it’s a labor of love, we believe grass-fed and finished beef is better for the land and you. So taste the difference of Oreganic beef and order directly to your home today. Enjoy free shipping for orders of 20 pounds of any combination of ground beef, burger patties, and steak burger, and bring our quality beef to your table.