- Grass Fed, Natural Beef Jerky Online
Grass Fed, Natural Beef Jerky Online
Where to buy the best beef jerky? What’s the best meat for beef jerky? Is jerky healthy? These are important questions for meat lovers, and we have some answers! Here at Hague Angus Ranch, where we raise meat for our delicious Sand Hill Slims, we think we have among the best beef for beef jerky because we use only grass fed cattle. You can read about the benefits of grass fed beef here.
Check out our Sand Hill Slims, available for order online.
Our Beef Jerky Meat
We don’t mess around when it comes to beef jerky. We are set out to offer the tastiest, healthiest jerky sticks on the market. We set up our jerky store online for convenient ordering all across the nation. We work rigorously on our Nebraska beef farm to raise our cattle the right way, so you can get the best product possible delivered to your door, ready to eat. Our ranch was established all the way back in the 1870s, and is a five generation operation; when it comes to raising the best beef, we know what we are doing. Put our experience to the test, and give one of our Sand Hill Slims a try today!
Health conscious? We have nothing to hide in our jerky sticks. Check out our nutrition information for yourself, you deserve to know what is in the food you eat, and how it was manufactured. If you have any further questions about the nutrition of our jerky, please don't hesitate to reach out to us. We love talking beef jerky!
Nebraska Sandhill Pasture Beef
The Sandhills in Nebraska are a cultural and geographical anomaly, in that they are the biggest untouched grassland and savanna in the entire western hemisphere. Our health is dependant on what we eat, and the quality of beef is only as good as how you raise the cattle (and what they consume). Here at Hague Angus Ranch, we sell grass fed beef sticks online. All of our beef jerky is made here in the Nebraska Sandhills. To help you understand what that means, we go over just what is so great about farming in the Nebraska Sandhills here.
The Nebraska Sandhills are the perfect habitat for grazing animals. This has been true for millions of years, all the way back to when woolly mammoths and Mastodons migrated there for sustenance. However, it was not until the 1870s that cattle ranchers began to discover the amazing potential for raising beef in the area (mostly for the longhorn breed of cattle). Nowadays, the Sandhills support over 530,000 beef cattle.
The Sandhills may be the least disturbed prairie in the US. And there is a lot of it, as estimates put the region at somewhere over 19,600 square miles. Sandy soil without the nutrients for agricultural crops to grow ensure that farming produce is impossible in this area. Unlike most other grasslands, like others found in the Great Plains, the Sandhills are designated as an ecoregion. This just means it is an ecologically/geographically defined locations, smaller in size than a bioregion.
- Being a mixed grass prairie, wetland lakes and subsurface water both contribute to an extremely diverse plant ecosystem. Red clover, white clover, yellow clover, bluestem, red top, and timothy all grow there in abundance. These grasses grow without fertilization, and provide more vitamins and proteins when consumed together than is available in other areas. In fact, Cowboy Beef cattle can survive on a diet of these natural grasses for the entirety of their lives. Research has shown that cattle raised on diets consisting of 20 percent red clover had 50 percent more CLA (conjugated linoleic acid), which helps cattle fight cancer and stay lean.
- Clean water is abundant in the Sandhills because the area is naturally irrigated by the Ogallala aquifer. On top of getting fed directly from the aquifer, the water is filtered by the sandy soil, getting rid of contaminants.
- The Sandhills rank as one of the best places in the US in regards to air quality. This increases the health of the cattle and quality of their meat.
If you want to see what we are talking about first hand, try ordering one of our Sand Hill Slims for yourself. They’re delicious! For more information about our products, you can always give us a call. One of our representatives will be happy to answer any questions that you may have. They just can’t get enough of talking about our grass fed beef sticks!
Fun Beef Facts, Part 1
Here at Hague Angus Ranch, we are proud to raise cattle the right way. Nested in the Nebraska Sandhills, there may be no better place to raise beef in the world. If you want to try the best beef online, then order some of our Sand Hill Slims grass-fed beef jerky for yourself. In the meantime, to honor the beef that we love so much, here are some fun beef facts for you to enjoy.
Hung to Perfection
Ever wonder how those upscale steakhouses make their beef taste so good? The secret is to age dry the beef while it is hung on a rack for several weeks straight. This evaporates much of the moisture in the meat, promoting enzymatic breakdown of the fatty connective tissue, and yielding a more flavorful finished product.
Kobe or Not Kobe
Technically, any “Kobe” beef that you have bought outside of China or Japan is fake. That’s because, as with some kinds of liquor, true Kobe is raised only in specific areas of Japan. And it is expressly illegal in Japan to export Kobe anywhere other than China.
You may have noticed that beef jerky is more expensive than regular beef when bought by the pound. This is because jerky loses as much as three quarters of its weight in the drying and smoking process. So don’t be fooled by the extra meat; it is mostly water weight!
We hate bad meat production practices here at Hague Angus Ranch. Did you know that when some companies produce their meat, they package it with carbon monoxide to keep it looking fresh? The thing is, it only LOOKS fresh, and the meat still spoils in the normal timeframe. Watch out for companies that use this technique!
There is an interesting connection to history and the words that we use for meat and livestock. For instance, the English words for livestock are all based on Germanic languages (cow, chicken, etc.), while the English words for these animal’s meat products are French (beef, poultry, etc.). Any history buffs or linguists will tell you that while these words were forming in England, the Anglo-Saxon (many German) peasants raised the livestock, while the Norman (French) aristocrats of the time consumed the fruits of their labor.
Hopefully, you found these beef facts interesting. Want to try what we think is the best beef jerky meat on the market? Order some of our Sand Hill Slims today! For more information on our Nebraska beef farm or our natural beef jerky, please do not hesitate to give us a call. One of our knowledgeable representatives will be happy to speak with you. We look forward to hearing from you!