Firsthand Foods’ beef producers raise their cattle exclusively outdoors on pasture in accordance with NC State University Extension’s guidelines for pasture-raised and finished beef production. Their cattle graze on a diversity of plants, get plenty of exercise, and grow to their mature weight naturally. You can taste the difference these low-stress growing conditions impart. Our producers raise predominantly Angus cattle for their natural marbling. Through innovation and dedication, they have refined a set of pasture management techniques specific to southern growing conditions that consistently yield great taste, quality, and nutrition. Our beef is dry-aged a minimum of 12 days to optimize flavor and tenderness.