Karn Meats Wholesale Beef for Commercial Restaurant Use
Wholesale beef for commercial restaurant use is also known as marbled meat. This
red meat, especially wholesale beef contains deposits of tramuscular fat, and this
makes it have a marbled pattern, similar to marble tiles. Wholesale beef with extra
marbling will be more juicy, tender, and tasty than commercial restaurant beef with
a lower quality score. A restaurant may purchase wholesale beef from a beef cooler.
Eight different grades of wholesale beef are available. Prime, Choice, Select, Standard,
Commercial, Utility, Cutter and Canner, are the wholesale beef choices that are
ranked by the USDA.
Prime wholesale beef has the best marbling content when compared to the other lower
grades. It is the preferred grade of wholesale beef for consumers. Wholesale beef
that is a prime cut is sold for premium prices in restaurants and grocery stores.
Choice wholesale beef is the grade frequently sold in supermarkets and other retail
stores. Select wholesale beef is less expensive but just as nutritious. Prime, Choice,
Select and Standard wholesale beef grade are mainly applied to grading younger cattle
less than 42 months of age. Commercial, Utility, Canner and Cutter wholesale beef
grades are applied to older cattle carcasses for use in ground beef products and
cheaper commercial steaks for family style restaurants.
Selective breeding is one of the ways to increase the amount of marbling in wholesale
beef. Angus, Shorthorns, and Wagyu are cattle breeds that produce high marbling
effects in wholesale beef. Dairy cattle breeds including Jersey, Holstein-Friesian
and Braunvieh are awarded greater marbling scores on average compared with most
European cattle such as Simmentals, Charolais, or Chianina that are used for commercial
restaurant wholesale beef.
The marbling in wholesale beef can also be affected by the amount of time the animal
is on feed and what type of feed it is given. When a pen of beef cattle is on feed
for a lengthy period, the chances that they will grade higher on quality scores
for wholesale beef are increased. Unfortunately, they will yield much lower grades,
which indicates the percentage of carcass lean to fat ratio. In wholesale beef feeding
cereal grains such as corn or barley to the animals will change the color of the
marbling fat from a dull yellow to a bright clean white, and as well boost the odds
of obtaining higher quality grades. For more information about wholesale beef for
commercial restaurant use, please call Karn Meats at 1-888-252-8273.
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