High Beef costs

By Prosperity Acres On April 15th, 2014

Analyst are saying beef pricing is at an all time high and will remain that way for some time.  As grilling season is upon us if you are going to eat red meat support your local producer.  Eat local and eat fresh.  Read more

Grass vs. Grain Fed Beef Research

By Prosperity Acres On March 31st, 2014

Grass-Fed Vs. Grain-Fed Ground Beef — No Difference In Healthfulness

Mar 25, 2014

Is ground beef from grass-fed cattle healthier than that from conventionally raised ground beef? Texas A&M University research says no. 

Table of Contents:

  • Grass-Fed Vs. Grain-Fed Ground Beef — No Difference In Healthfulness
  • Oleic acid in beef

The Internet is awash in websites that proclaim the nutritional benefits of ground beef from grass-fed cattle. However, researchers in Texas A&M University’s Department of Animal Science have published the only two research studies that actually compared the effects of ground beef from grass-fed cattle and traditional, grain-fed cattle on risk factors for cardiovascular disease (CVD) and type II diabetes in men. Was ground beef from grass-fed beef actually more healthful? No, the study found.

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Grand Champion

By Prosperity Acres On June 26th, 2013

Congratulations to Jacob and Batman as they are the Grand Champion Market Steer SMILE 2013.  Batman weighed in at 1,333lbs.  We are very proud of them!

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Beef Sirloin Kabobs

By Prosperity Acres On May 6th, 2013

Beef Sirloin Kabobs

with Roasted Red

Pepper Dipping Sauce

1-1/2 pounds boneless beef top
sirloin steak, cut 1 inch
thick
2 teaspoons coarse grind black
pepper
3/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon sweet paprika
2 cloves garlic, minced
Dipping Sauce:
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 medium onion, finely
chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 jars (7 ounces each) roasted
red peppers, rinsed,
drained, finely chopped
1/2 cup dry white wine or
grape juice
2 tablespoons tomato paste
3/4 teaspoon dried thyme
leaves, crushed or 2
teaspoons minced fresh
thyme
1 cup ready-to-serve beef broth
2 teaspoons cornstarch
Heat oil in large skillet over medium
heat until hot. Add onion and
3 cloves garlic; cook and stir 2 to 3
minutes or until onion is tender.
Add red peppers, wine or juice,
tomato paste and thyme, stirring
until tomato paste is blended. Combine
broth and cornstarch in small
bowl, mixing until smooth. Stir into
pepper mixture; bring to a boil. Reduce
heat to medium-low; simmer
10 to 12 minutes or until slightly
thickened, stirring occasionally.
Keep warm.
Meanwhile cut beef steak into
1-1/4×1-1/4×1-inch pieces. Combine
pepper, salt, paprika and 1

clove garlic in large bowl. Add beef;
toss to coat. Thread beef pieces
evenly onto six 12-inch metal skewers,
leaving small space between
pieces.
Place kabobs on grill over medium, ash-covered coals.
Grill, covered, 5 to 7 minutes (over medium
heat on preheated gas grill, 7 to 9
minutes) for medium rare (145 F) to
medium (160 F) done, turning

occasionally.  Recipe from Lancaster Farming

Corn Fed Beef is healthier than Grass Fed Beef

By Prosperity Acres On January 9th, 2013

COLLEGE STATION — Dr. Stephen Smith, a Texas A&M AgriLife Research professor in the department of animal science at Texas A&M University in College Station, spoke about his international efforts to help bolster the beef industry at a recent seminar on the Texas A&M campus.

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