|The Certified Angus Beef® Brand Is The |
In World-Wide Demand."
Never underestimate the difference between other Angus Beef products and the Certified
Angus Beef ® brand. Only 8% of Angus Beef meets the highest standards to earn the distinctive Certified
Angus Beef ® label. With 21 days of aging required, Certified Angus Beef ®
is the world's number one brand.
“The consistent quality of Certified Angus Beef ®
products, along with intense emphasis on brand integrity, has resulted in our brand becoming one consumers know and trust.
Our mission remains steadfast: we are dedicated to promoting and maintaining the integrity of high-quality, superior-tasting
beef brand; and through that effort, increasing demand for registered Angus cattle.”
Jim Riemann, President
Certified Angus Beef ® Program
Today, the Certified Angus Beef ®
Program functions as a not-for-profit division of the American Angus Association. The Association is comprised of more than
28,000 Angus breeders who are dedicated to producing high-quality beef, superior in taste and tenderness. The Certified
Angus Beef ® brand is the industry's oldest and most successful brand.
For nearly a quarter
of a century, the Certified Angus Beef ® Program has been monitoring compliance with established
standards of quality and acceptability needed to earn the Certified Angus Beef ® label. Our
standards actually exceed those of USDA Choice and Prime graded beef.
|Certified Angus Beef® Brand|
The product must have modest or higher marbling.
- High degree of marbling, essential to beef flavor and juiciness.
marbling texture resulting in a positive effect on beef quality.
maturity range, the youngest beef classification.
- 9 - 30 months of
age guarantees color, texture, firmness and tenderness.
- Yield Grade
3.9 or leaner to ensure a product without excess fat cover.
- 21 days
of aging ensures tenderness.
Three marbling levels - small, modest and moderate.
- 34% of beef grades choice with small marbling.
- 14% grades
choice with modest marbling.
- 5% grades choice with moderate marbling.
The majority of the Choice grade falls into the small marbling category and does not meet
The minimum marbling requirement for USDA Prime is slightly abundant or higher.
Within this category, less than 1 percent of beef is good enough to meet our stringent qualifications.
Nothing says discriminating taste like our fine beef. This is why we say that the key to extraordinary dining begins
with the Certified Angus Beef ® brand, the most tender, juicy and consistently flavorful beef
Less than 8% of all Angus Beef can earn the label, and that's why it's the world's #1 Beef Brand.
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