what is g1 certified beef

Our Picanha is G1 Certified, meaning it is of the highest quality in the market. This means you will always get beef with moderate marbling, grade “A’ maturity and it is sourced specifically from a couple specific farms in the MidWest.

USDA Schedule G Certified Beef Programs are officially titled, “USDA Specification for Certification of Beef Carcass Quality and Yield Characteristics of Officially Graded Beef.”

While not all branded beef programs have to be USDA-certified, those that choose to be are given a Schedule G number, such as G1, which is held by the well-known brand Certified Angus Beef®.

Certified Angus Beef® was the first USDA-certified beef program, filed back in 1978. Today, there are 95 certified programs according to the USDA website.

Reading through government forms can often feel like a flashback to kindergarten. All those numbers and letters—1040EZ, W9, W2…it’s like their own Mc Language.

Gourmet Ranch offers a variety of certified beef program brands to choose from. Knowing that a program is USDA-certified helps us (and you) know that we can count on that brand to consistently deliver on the quality standards they hang their hat on. And you can use that brand to differentiate your menu from your competitors.

A: The same independent USDA graders inspect black-hided cattle (typical of the Angus breed) and give it a grade. All beef considered for the brand must be the best Choice, or Prime, beef – truly the top of the scale. This top-quality Angus beef is then evaluated again, using the brands set of 10 science-based specifications for marbling, size and uniformity. If its good enough to make the cut, then it earns the distinctive Certified Angus Beef ® brand label.

Our Picanha is G1 Certified, meaning it is of the highest quality in the market. This means you will always get beef with moderate marbling, grade “A’ maturity and it is sourced specifically from a couple specific farms in the MidWest.

FAQ

What is G1 meat?

G1 – Certified Angus Beef.

What is G1 certified steak?

While not all branded beef programs have to be USDA-certified, those that choose to be are given a Schedule G number, such as G1, which is held by the well-known brand Certified Angus Beef®. Certified Angus Beef® was the first USDA-certified beef program, filed back in 1978.

Is Certified Angus Beef better than USDA?

Although the Certified Angus Beef ® label indicates high-quality beef, it is not a grading system like the USDA classifications. The USDA classifications can also apply to beef from other types of cattle besides Angus. However, Angus beef that has been labeled “Certified Angus Beef ®” will also have a high USDA grade.

What grade of beef is black Angus?

These qualities mean Black Angus Beef often scores as Prime or Choice on the USDA Beef Quality Grades scale, which are the two highest beef quality grades set by the USDA. In short, Black Angus Beef provides a flavorful, memorable eating experience that stands out among the rest.

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