Healthy, Organic Akaushi Beef
Patriot Prime Beef believes a steak can be good for you and good for the environment.
Patriot Prime steaks are meltingly tender and extremely flavorful the reason is open pasture grass-feeding.
Corn-fed has long been associated with heartiness, but cows aren't naturally designed to eat corn, or any other grain. Cows are ruminants, which means they're supposed to eat pasture.
Corn became the United States’ primary cattle feed mainly because government subsidies made corn so inexpensive, even though it makes cattle sick. That's why corn-fed steers require so many antibiotics and other chemical supplements.
Grass-fed beef is good for the environment because the cows fertilize the pasture with their manure. The health benefits are many because hormones or antibiotics aren’t needed or used on grass-fed beef (75% of all the antibiotics produced in America go to livestock).
Patriot Ranch’s location in the temperate climate of Central Texas allows their cows to be in peak condition 12 months per year. The mild weather keeps the cows from drawing on their internal fat and energy reserves that colder weather demands.
The Scheonvogel family has long been advocates for progressive agriculture. Along with great flavor, their primary concern is their herd’s well-being. They also believe small ranches are better for rural communities, and help avoid the huge concentration of animal manure produced by corn-fed feed lots which turns what should be a valuable byproduct into a pollutant.
Patriot Ranch’s organic, hormone and antibiotic-free beef is of a distinctly higher quality. Progressive restaurants and innovative chefs gravitate to Patriot Prime Beef. Future plans call for a mail-order steak operation so that people the world over can experience the nutty complexity that consistently ranks Patriot Prime Beef among the best you will ever taste.
Is Patriot Prime Beef good for you? Patriot Ranch only produces super-premium beef from Akaushi cattle, a breed similar to Kobe. The steers are genetically predisposed to intense marbling. This provides magnificent juiciness and tenderness, a buttery flavor, and, according to HeartBrand (the geneticists behind American Akaushi), cardiovascular benefits.
Akaushi beef has a tremendous concentration of the more beneficial monounsaturated fat. Studies cited by Heartbrand claim steaks will lower bad cholesterol and raise good cholesterol. Similar claims have been made for Spanish Ibérico ham, which also has an extremely high degree of intramuscular fat. The Japanese routinely eat the world's fattiest beef, yet they have a very low rate of heart disease.
Organic steak is part of a national change of thinking, as evidenced by Michael Pollan's "The Omnivore's Dilemma" to Wal-Mart's decision to carry organic produce.
Beef has long had a rugged cowboy image and always will have, but now that image is going to be coupled with one of young families shopping at the organic market, wanting what's best for their children.