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Natural Pastured Veal

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“Veal is, in the minds of connoiseurs, the most delicate, elegant and delectable of meats.” (Veal Cookery, by Craig Claiborne and Pierre Franey)

B2 Ranch Natural Pastured Veal is completely grassfed and is harvested from 6 to 8 month old calves. These calves have been raised by their mothers in grass pastures and have not been treated with antibiotics, hormones, vaccines or any other medications. They are truly all natural. Their diet consists of their mother’s milk and grass, with free access to salt and trace minerals to make up any nutritional deficiencies in the pasture (calves may have incidental access to supplements given to cows only at times of nutrional stress). B2 Ranch Pastured Veal calves are certified grass-fed by the American Grassfed Association (AGA).

Our veal is not traditional veal. The animals are not confined and are not fed any sort of milk replacer or other ration. They are raised naturally in the pasture with their mothers. As a result, our veal has a pink color – not as red as older beef and not as white as traditional veal. Even though it is lean, it is tender, juicy and has a light, delicate flavor. Cooking is easy with lots of possibilities – the chops are delicious pan broiled, the veal cutlets make tasty chicken fried steak and veal parmigiana, and the ground beef makes excellent burgers. We love it!

“Veal, perhaps more than any other meat, has the uncommon ability to “marry well” with a limitless variety of other foods and flavors” (Veal Cookery)

 

Natural Pastured Beef

“The components of flavor are in the life of the animal and the work that it does. The longer an animal lives and the more work it does, the more flavorful its meat becomes,” (Adam Danforth, author of “Butchering”, quoted in “The Case For Eating Older Animals”, Modern Farmer, January 20, 2015)

Our Natural Pastured Beef is produced from healthy cows over 2 years old. While under our care, these cows have not received any hormones or antibiotics, and have spent their entire time at our ranch on pasture. They will have received protein supplementation where necessary for their nutritional health – mainly in the winter when our grasses are dormant and lacking in protein – as well as free access to salt and trace minerals.

This variety of beef is a darker red color, relatively lean and flavorful.  

“The only time to eat diet food is while you are waiting for the steak to cook.”
Julia Child (1912-2004)

 

 

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