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Does Pasture Raised Beef Require Different Cooking Methods?

  • Pasture Purefect Beef does not generally require you to change your cooking methods if you pay attention to the preparation methods suggested for a particular cut in any good cookbook.
  • In grilling any good quality meat, a too high temperature can result in a tough steak if overcooked. If you like your steaks medium to well done, lower the temperature of the fire so that it takes 7-8 minutes per side to cook the meat all the way through.
  • Always follow safe handling instructions when preparing any uncooked meats and monitor the internal temperature of the meat with a good thermometer to assure the doneness you require.

The Cost of Storing Frozen Meats

  • The cost of storing frozen meats can vary depending on your freezer use, the style, and the location of the freezer. A chest type freezer is less costly to operate than an upright freezer. Electricity costs vary throughout the country, but as a rule of thumb it requires 2.4 kilowatt hour (kWh) to maintain frozen meat at 0 degrees F for one year. At 7 cents per kWh it would cost about 17 cents to store one pound of frozen meat for one year.
  • Beef and lamb require approximately one cubic foot of freezer space for 30 pounds of frozen meat.
  • A full freezer is more efficient at maintaining the cold than a part full freezer. The location and frequency of use will also affect the efficiency and the annual costs. Locate your freezer in a room where the temperature ranges from 50 to 70 degrees F and minimize the time the door is open to save on operating costs.

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