Welcome to another episode of Ranch Talk, the official blog of JJ Cattle Ranch! We’re delighted to answer some frequently asked questions from our valued customers. At JJ Cattle Ranch, we take great pride in providing you with the finest grass-fed beef that is not only delicious but also raised in a sustainable and humane manner. Our mission is to offer you a wholesome farm-to-table experience, so let’s dive into some of your burning questions!

Q: What is the difference between the “Rib Steak” and the “Boneless Ribeye”?
A: Great question! The main distinction between these two cuts lies in their presentation. The Rib Steak is essentially a bone-in ribeye that showcases the rich flavor that comes from cooking meat on the bone. On the other hand, the Boneless Ribeye is the same flavorful cut, but with the bone removed for added convenience. Both options offer incredible tenderness and marbling, ensuring a mouthwatering steak experience.

Q: Is the meat shipped with dry ice?
A: Certainly! We take precautions to ensure that your package reaches your doorstep in great condition. To maintain freshness during transit, we use dry ice to keep the meat well chilled. Rest assured that when your order arrives, it will be ready to delight your taste buds!

Q: How long do you cook different steaks in the oven?
A: Cooking times can vary depending on your personal preference and the thickness of the steak. However, as a general guideline, we recommend the following oven temperatures and cooking times for various steak cuts:

  • Rare: 120-125°F (49-52°C), 12-15 minutes
  • Medium Rare: 130-135°F (54-57°C), 15-18 minutes
  • Medium: 140-145°F (60-63°C), 18-22 minutes
  • Medium Well: 150-155°F (66-68°C), 22-25 minutes
  • Well Done: 160°F (71°C) and above, 25-30 minutes

Remember to always use a meat thermometer to ensure your steak is cooked to your desired level of doneness. And don’t forget to let it rest for a few minutes before slicing and savoring it!

Q: What is your favorite cut of beef?
At JJ Cattle Ranch, we have a deep appreciation for the different cuts of beef, but if we had to pick favorites, we’d choose Brisket and Short Ribs. These cuts offer incredible flavors and textures when slow-cooked or smoked to perfection. Whether you’re hosting a barbecue or preparing a comforting meal at home, Brisket and Short Ribs never disappoint!

Q: Do you grain finish your beef?
No, we do not grain finish our beef. At JJ Cattle Ranch, we believe in providing you with the most natural and nutritious grass-fed beef possible. Our cows are raised on a diet of grass and pasture, which aligns with their natural eating habits. By allowing them to graze freely, we ensure that our beef is not only exceptionally flavorful but also packed with beneficial nutrients.

Q: What year was JJ Cattle Ranch started? How did you get started?
JJ Cattle Ranch was founded in 2022 by Jason and Joanna, who wanted to leave their corporate lives in Georgia behind and embark on a journey to live a more balanced life. Inspired by the picturesque rolling hills of the Missouri Ozarks, they established JJ Cattle Ranch with a shared vision of providing high-quality grass-fed beef to discerning customers like you. With their dedication and passion for sustainable farming practices, Jason and Joanna have built a thriving ranch that prioritizes animal welfare and the satisfaction of their customers.

Thank you for taking the time to read our blog post and explore some of the frequently asked questions about JJ Cattle Ranch. We hope this information has been helpful in enhancing your understanding of our grass-fed beef and our commitment to delivering a top-notch farm-to-table experience. If you have any further questions or inquiries, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We look forward to serving you and exceeding your expectations with our exceptional products.