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Old 08-17-2011, 06:33 PM
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Default Angus beef...vs. regular beef

Alright kids, I wanna know the difference. I have ask a few ranchers up my way, and they say it's all media hype...all the food chains banking on certified angus beef...cab briskets...


Is there really a difference? My contacts say there is no difference between a semmitall or a black angus. What say you?...and yes, we have cattle up here too. Thanks in advance for your thoughtful reply's.

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Ok I can say that semmitall are an import breed of cattle such as Angus to create what it is today. Although I have never had Semmitall I couldn't honestly say that I could taste the difference once cooked. However I do know from my AG days that CAB is a pasture fed animal so the fat content is a better quality than that of say a Beefmaster which is a grain fed animal in most cases for retail sales.
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Check out Cowburner's post on this thread.
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I have Luke...not the answer I need or am looking for. Whats the diff?

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Ok I can say that semmitall are an import breed of cattle such as Angus to create what it is today. Although I have never had Semmitall I couldn't honestly say that I could taste the difference once cooked. However I do know from my AG days that CAB is a pasture fed animal so the fat content is a better quality than that of say a Beefmaster which is a grain fed animal in most cases for retail sales.
Ive had pasture fed semmital...tasty. also had holestien, tasty too..I just wonder about the hype. i have a friend that i get fresh brisket from, now and then...and they are corn fed.. It's not "angus'..but some of the best i've had. Just looking for an educated answer from some of the best q masters on the planet...too much to ask?

and might I add...the grain fed vs. corn also played into this...had em both way's...no diff. I guess my question still stands..and, I'm just learning myself. Thanks bro's..

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Not an educated meat expert here but I have done numerous backyard tests with friends and family and they always pick the angus brisket over the choice, both from Sams. They did not know which was which before they tried it.
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"Certified Angus Beef" was started out by the Angus Beef Association as an ad campaign. Now to qualify as CAB all they need to be is 50% or more black on the hide. Seems a tad less official then before.

When CAB questions come up it reminds me of the Jack in the Box commercial for their sirloin burger versus the Angus burgers.

I think you have to take in the factors of the rancher, the feed, the age, the cut, etc...

If I was going in blind, I would probably buy into the CAB just as it does at the least have a certified grade and generally holds a higher quality in one shape or form.
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I would defer to cowburners. He has direct experience.

I did find a very long discussion here:

http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/642330

And a Q&A that backs up how the grading happens per cowburners here:

http://www.straightdope.com/columns/...and-angus-beef
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Thank you Cappy The straight dope was on target for a perfect answer

Now I know
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Excellent Cappy, hope everyone reads the straightdope article.
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