Brahman Country Beef FAQs

Brahman Country Beef is a farm to table beef brand that takes pride in raising wholesome and healthy beef. What started as a business primarily serving our friends and neighbors has grown into a nationally known beef company that ships across the U.S. We are always happy to answer questions about the ranching lifestyle, and our beef. Here are a few of our more common questions:

Is your beef grassfed?
Our cattle are grass developed and grain finished. So no, we are not a “grassfed” beef. Our cattle are raised on improved pastures, on a mixture of grass, hay and grains.  They are finished with grains in the last 30 days.

Does your beef have hormones?
No, our beef does not contain hormones. Brahman cattle are known as the most efficient beef cattle on the planet. They are designed to efficienctly convert forage to beef. So, no hormones are needed.

Do you process your own beef?
No, our beef is processed by USDA inspected facilities. We currently process with Legacy Meats, Dean & Peeler, and other USDA facilities.

How many steps are in the Brahman Country Beef supply chain?

One. All cattle from Brahman Country Beef are born and raised at BR Cutrer Ranch for their entire life span. The beef only leaves our ranch for processing, and then returns to our ranch for distribution.

Why is Brahman beef healthier?

University of Florida scientist Raluca Mateescu has found that while all beef breeds provide nutrients, some beef cattle breeds might be healthier than others, according to UFL blog. According to Mateescu, fat in beef varies in content and composition, and Brahman cattle have more polyunsaturated and less saturated fat than Angus and are therefore healthier. UF/IFAS researchers found saturated fats declined from 51.3 percent to 47.5 percent, and polyunsaturated fats increased from 4.3 percent to 6.9 percent in Brahman compared to Angus cattle. So, they found that Brahman is a healthier source of meat. This is one of the main driving forces in the creation of FitBeef. FitBeef takes the already healthy Brahman beef and focuses on the leanest beef cuts: like the tenderloin, sirloin. FitBeef’s ground beef is also made from a 93/7 mix, making it the leanest beef available.

Are your ground beef bags a 10 pound individual package?
No, our 10 pound ground beef bag contains ten one-pound packages. Or five two-pound packages. We do have the ability to package our ground beef in 1,2,5 or 10 pound packages at clients requests.

Do you sell whole or half beefs? 
We do not sell beef on the hoof, however, we offer several “box” options like a 1/4 beef, 1/8 beef, and smaller monthly beef boxes. Visit our online store to see our available bundles. These are only available for pickup, not shipping.

Do you sell to restaurants?
We currently are not in restaurants on a permanent basis, but occasionally do “pop up” type events at restaurants in the local area. To inquire about having Brahman Country Beef or Brahman Burgers at your restaurant, please email us.

Do we have to have an appointment to stop in the Wharton retail store?  
No appointment needed – just walk in! We are open from Monday to Thursdays 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Fridays 8 a.m. to noon.

Also check out our HUMP’s FAQ page – that’s a whole cut of it’s own and very popular!

 

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