Once you go black you never go back!

Once you go black you never go back!

October 02, 2017 0 Comments

When we go to grocery store to buy beef or order beef at a restaurant we are not very concerned about the source. Few connoisseurs are interested in knowing about breeds of cattle and grading processes.
But when marketing giants start throwing at us the word “ANGUS” the confusion is guaranteed. What if I tell you that our puppies & kittens have the option of Black Angus food?  

 

What is Angus?

Aberdeen-Angus the world’s finest beef with world recognition for its quality meat.
Angus is a breed of cattle and doesn’t imply a quality of beef.
It has nothing to do organic, natural marbled or any other labelling given to the meat.
Angus is originally from Scotland; therefore it is called Aberdeen Angus. But it is only in the 19th century that the breed was exported and American Angus Association was created (1880’s).
There are Black and Red Angus breed, but only Black Angus is supported by associations.

 

Cerfication summary

As per the US certification, “To earn the Certified Angus Beef ® brand name, cattle must first be Angus-influenced, with a predominantly black coat.” While the Australian certification requires a “Minimum 75% Angus breed content”. This means that when ordering angus beef this is never a 100% Angus Breed.
 

Why choose Angus?

Angus breed develops better marbling than most cattle. Marbling is the amount of intramuscular fat. Marbling improves flavor, tenderness, and keeps meat moist while cooking (especially at high temperatures).
US & Australia have different marbling scores which we will touch upon in a different post.
 

Take out:

There is a lot of misuse in beef labeling. You will find a lot of use of Angus labelling and Quality market which are applied to lower graded beef. 
This is not to say that these products are not made with Angus beef, but that the implication that Angus means quality isn't true.

Therefore we recommend that you only purchase Angus from trusted sources, request for traceability and proper certification. 

 Enjoy your Angus responsibly as it gets addictive. 

 

 

 

  1. Certified Angus Beef brand – US
  2. Certified Angus Group
  3. American Angus association