You may have never thought to buy Angus beef from a Georgia ranch before, and thats ok! We’re here to share with you why this is one of the greatest ideas you may not have thought of before. We’ll discuss why we love Angus beef, what makes our Georgia ranch so special, why its important to buy local, and how this can save your family money too!
Everywhere you look, it’s hard not to notice the excitement over Black Angus beef. And you may be wondering, what even is Black Angus? Is it a special cut? Is it really better beef? As a Georgia ranch that raises Black Angus cattle, Callidora Ranch is here to help.
First let’s talk about the history of Angus beef! Then we’ll touch on why it is such an excellent tasting and superior quality beef to others.
First, Angus beef is not actually a cut of meat! Rather, it refers to a breed of cattle. There are both Black Angus and Red Angus cattle, which originated from the county of Angus in Scotland. (They also originated in Aberdeenshire, a neighboring county— but this title is not nearly as popular). This cattle breed natively roamed around these counties of Aberdeenshire and Angus in as early as the sixteenth century! But it wasn’t till the early 1800s that a Scottish man named Hugh Watson began developing the Angus breed.
Naturally, before Watson developed the breed, early Angus cattle were varied in their colors, markings, and color patterns. Many (though not all) even had horns! When Watson began his development process, he favored the deep black color for his cattle and decided to breed his herd for the black color (among other strong attributes). In this way, the Black Angus breed was born!
After Watson’s efforts, the Black Angus began to grow in popularity (and with other breeders). Finally, the first Black Angus arrived in North America in 1873. They have since been further bred with Texas longhorn cows, creating offspring that are “polled” (hornless), jet black, much heavier, and well prepared for harsh hot and cold climates. Today Black Angus is one of the most popular breeds of cattle in the US!
So now the million dollar question… Why is Black Angus so special? And does it really taste better?
The answer is a resounding “YES!”. Black Angus tastes so much better, and is more tender than other kinds of beef. We think this is mostly due to the meat’s natural marbling. It’s a trait that Black Angus beef is known for, and sought after. If you’re not sure what this means, with marbled meat the animal fat is distributed thinly and evenly throughout, which leads to more juicy and flavorful food!
Now you understand the history of the Black Angus, and why it is a superior beef! And you are probably wondering: “Where do I buy Angus beef?”. Callidora Ranch is here to help!
Our Georgia ranch raises grass-fed (and grain-finished) Angus beef. They live happily out in the sunshine day to day, and it really shows in the flavor of our Angus beef. Happy cows taste better, it is just a fact. Our Georgia ranch raised Angus beef is also healthier than its mass-produced counter parts!
And if you’re interested in the health of your Angus farm fresh meat, buying locally is really important. When your food lives near where you do (dealing with the same climate and allergens), it has more enzymes and nutrients necessary to surviving in the area you are located! This is just another reason why it is a great idea to buy Angus beef from your local Georgia ranch if you live in the Southeast.
Unlike at your local grocery store, we don’t just sell meat by the pound and by the cut. When you do this, not only are you increasing the amount of packaging per ounce of meat (hello, not sustainable), but you raise the price per ounce exponentially!
At Callidora Ranch, we sell Angus beef differently. We prefer to sell sections of the cow! So, your family can choose to invest in buying 1/4th of a pasture raised Angus steer at a fraction of the cost! Each portion of Angus steer comes with a mix of ground beef, ribeye steaks, and other cuts for stews and roasts. This way, you end up paying closer to $6.24 per lb for healthy and local Angus beef, in a variety of cuts!
We also sell just ground Angus beef raised on our Georgia ranch by the pound, if you’re not interested in all the fancier cuts as well!
(P.S. bones are available upon request for your 1/4th of a cow).
We’re so excited to share our Georgia ranch raised Angus beef with you! Check out the links below to learn more about pricing and place an order.
Got questions? We're always available via phone at (678) 392-3935!
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