The Hoven Blog

How to Cook Grass Finished Beef

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Treat your taste buds to a wonderful feast and cook up some grass finished beef! You may need some pointers on how to treat your pasture-raised meat since it is different than what is offered at your local grocery store. Grass finished beef starts out just as tender as other meat, but it can become tough if you cook it the same way you would cook grain fed meat. To keep grass finished beef tender, you need to cook it more slowly. Your biggest culprit for tough grass finished beef is overcooking. This meat is made for rare to medium...

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Grass Fed vs Grass Finished : What's the Difference?

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There are two ways to describe raising beef on grass. Unless you understand the difference, you may end up buying a product that is not what you think it is. Both GRASS-FED and GRASS-FINISHED are used to describe growing beef on pasture. It sounds like they may mean the same thing but there is a big difference between them. You must realize there is no legal description explaining what the difference is. CFIA has not mandated what the terms mean so they both can mean anything and everything that anyone wants them to mean. That puts much responsibility on you,...

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What our Customers are Saying

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Not only does Tim sell the best beef out there; the amount of time he spends on educating the public on every aspect of organic beef is incredible. His videos and blogs on how his meat is raised and terminology in the market is extremely helpful!-Natalie

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Moving the Cows at Hoven Farms

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"Our goal is to move the cattle every day that we have grass available - from April 1 until the grass runs out in December."

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Tractor Fire!

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Life on a farm isn’t always filled with idyllic, romanticized farm images. Real life steps in sometimes and the results can be quite disappointing. Our thirteen year old son, Dominic was driving our 1984 Deutz tractor in a field not far from our house. He had been super excited to finally have a chance to rake hay. After we cut the hay, raking hay involves pushing a special rake in front of the tractor. The cut hay then gets flipped over, allowing it a chance to dry so that it can be baled. Dominic first saw smoke coming out of...

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