Whole steer, 100% grass fed and finished, aged ground beef.
This ground beef is not the “trim” left over after the primal cuts have been removed. The whole steer is in this ground beef: the T-Bone steaks, Prime Rib, Rib-eye steaks, Filet Mignon, the Short Ribs, Everything. On top of that, it is aged longer, 50% longer, than other "aged" beef.
Our beef is raised by Dan and Erin Dietrich on their family farm west of us. Dan’s great grandfather, Russell Dietrich, started the farm over 70 years ago. Dan rotationally grazes his cattle throughout the year. It is custom processed and aged to our specifications by Tom Eickman at Eickman’s in Seward, IL. Eickman’s is a small, family owned, fourth generation, country, USDA meat processing plant, just west of Rockford.
Grass-fed ground beef is healthier than grain fed beef. It is leaner, has higher levels of omega-3 fatty acids, improves blood sugar levels, is full of disease fighting antioxidants and is high in conjugated linoleic acids (CLA), a beneficial fat that improves immunity and promotes overall health. It is free of hormones and antibiotics.
But that is not the main reason we sell this ground beef. We sell it because it is incredibly good. Awesomely good.