Highland cattle are a slow growing breed, making their meat nice and tender. A study from Scotland’s University of Glasgow (summary found here) has shown pure Highland beef is actually 23% more tender than commercial beef. It also contains 7% more protein, 17% more more iron and averages over 4% less cholesterol.
What does this mean for you? Well, Highland beef is not only tender and delicious, but a healthy part of a balanced diet. In a world of fad diets and trends, this is just what we’re looking for.
At Glory Oaks Farm, we’ve chosen to finish our primarily grass fed beef on grain (a combination of ground corn and added protein) for the last 60-90 days. While we have many fellow breeders who run strictly grass fed and finished operations (we’d be happy to recommend a few options for you if that is what you’re looking for) we prefer the taste of grain finished steaks and want to provide our customers with the best the Highland breed has to offer.