The Butcher’s Guide

You might know the more familiar cuts of beef, such as tenderloin, sirloin, or flank steak — but what about less common cuts like shank, short loin, and brisket? Do you know where the various cuts are on a steer and what that means to you in terms of tenderness and flavor? We’re here to help — find out more by viewing our cutting guide to help you choose the right cut
and portion.

cutting instructions


Preheat your grill 15 to 25 minutes before you start cooking to make sure it reaches the right temperature (and to kill any bacteria). Your grill should be 400-450°F for high, 350-400°F for medium-high, 300-350°F for medium and 250-300°F for low heat. A properly heated grill sears foods on contact, keeps the insides moist, and helps prevent sticking. While searing doesn’t 'seal in' the juices (contrary to popular belief ), it does create improved flavors through caramelization.

grilling tips and recipes

From farm to table

We are committed to sustainability and pride ourselves in high quality care and treatment of our animals. Our cattle are born in Colorado on our own dairy farm and then moved to our grass pastures in Wyoming. 4D Farms' nutrition plan has been designed and is closely monitored by our nutritionist, Dr. Davy Brown.

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