All About the Beef Continued from page 24
their farm and sells everything from whole sides to individual cuts. The Benders have had great success selling their beef locally through word of-mouth and recently started attend ing the Westerville Saturday Farmers Market on the campus of Otterbein University. They follow USDA grass-fed standards to produce high-quality beef for their niche market and appreciate the Aberdeen genetics they use to do it.
“Through intentional changes in our American Aberdeen carcass trait genet ics and our nutritional inputs, we’ve been able to produce Yield Grade 1 and 2, Prime Grade, grass-fed and finished beef,” Erin says. Idaho Livestock More than 2,000 miles away in Hayden, Idaho, Idaho Livestock has also branched into the retail beef Continued on page 76
of grass, hay, baleage, alfalfa pellets and mineral supplements. The grass fed finishing process can take 20-28 months, and the cattle are processed 25 miles away at E.R. Boliantz Co., a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)- inspected facility. With a warehousing license, the Bender family stores all of the beef at
Idaho Livestock specializes in raising top-of-the-line fullblood, Moderator(r) and Moderator(r) Plus American Aberdeen cattle.
Our Females Can Wean 50% of Their Body Weight
BULLS & FEMALES FOR SALE AT THE RANCH
INTRODUCING OUR HERD BULLS
DCS Emmett 6E His full flush sister was Grand Champion Female at National Western Junior Show
WDL R2D2 39C Exclusive sire to our entire outstanding 2019 calf crop!
DCS Cash 1C High selling bull at the 2016 National Aberdeen Sale
JANIS BLACK | 2J LIVESTOCK | CASPER, WYOMING | (307) 262-1279 | 2JLIVESTOCK@GMAIL.COM
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