A pack of cuts from the beef tail. Each slice is about 2.5cm thick (1 inch) and enough for plenty of beef bone broth for the whole family. Cooked long enough the meat will turn rich gelatinous. Simmental beef is a common breed in western Europe and known for its portion sizes, distinctive beefy flavor, and tenderness. These oxtail cuts are made for slow cooking. Compared to our Morgan Ranch Beef, the Austrian oxtails are less marbled and therefore produce a less rich bone broth. However, in terms of quality, this Austrian beef definitely tops every supermarket-bought commodity meat.
The cattle are bred free-range in small groups on the open pastures of the pristine hills and alps of Austria by family farm alliances. The feed is in-house grown and the beef is AMA certified (well known in Austria) meaning all produce has been certified of Austrian origin.
The cattle are grass-fed their entire lives and if lush green grass is not available due to the season or weather - especially during the winter - the cattle are fed a mix of all-natural grains and vitamins - all free of pesticides, GMO, and nasties. By regulations, all cattle in Europe are free of growth hormones and free subtherapeutic use of antibiotics. Simmental cattle are genetically a very large animal and therefore the cuts are relatively big in size compared to our American or Australian cattle. See more about the breed below.
Shipping & Handling
||Shipping and delivery is frozen
||Keep frozen below -18°C (0°F)
||In the fridge: approx. 24h
In ice-water: approx. 2h
||Braising, slow cooking
||Frozen: see packaging label (usually more than 3 months)
Chilled: Please consume unopened pack within 5 days.
|Also known as
||Beef bones, beef bone broth, beef tails, oxtails, Osso Bucco
|Country of Origin
||Loosely Vacuum packed
About Austrian Organic Simmental Beef
✔ Carries the locally known and strictly controlled "AMA" certification.
✔ Humanely raised and treated with respect by family farmers in Austria.
✔ 100% Austrian beef. The cattle are born, raised, harvested and processed in Austria.
✔ No subtherapeutic use of antibiotics. No use of growth hormones.
✔ Grass-fed their entire lives. When necessary, due to cold seasons: Added feed of all-natural, pesticide-free, in-house grown, GMO-free grains, minerals, and vitamins.
✔ Free-range with daily pasture grazing time when weather permits. Kept indoors in small groups in cozy stalls with a lot of hay and roaming space during harsh Austrian winters.
✔ Provides monounsaturated fatty acids Omega 3s - yes, the good fats. Including a wide range of essential nutrients such as iron, zinc, protein, B vitamins, selenium and vitamin D.
Simmental beef is bred for milk and beef in Austria. More than half of Austria's utilized agricultural area is grassland making milk production and cattle farming a major industry. The European Union, especially Austria put rigorous measures and laws in place that put a strong emphasis on animal welfare. On average farmers in Austria only own about 25 cows (!!) per farm - thus being referred to as micro family farms. So small most farmers can distinguish their cattle by their faces. Austrian Simmental beef is grazed on pristine alpine pastures with fresh mountain air - ethically raised with love, free of stress creating quality beef that is appreciated worldwide. The feed and the pastures are locally produced and grown, free of pesticides and GMOs. Simmental cattle are not treated with antibiotics or growth hormones.
At A Glance
||Simmental (locally known as Fleckvieh)
||Alliance of independent family farms in Austria
||Upper and Lower Austria
||All year free-range. Kept indoors in cozy stalls during the harsh winter seasons of Austria.
||Grass-fed their entire lives. When necessary due to cold seasons: Fed a balanced mix of home-grown grains, vitamins, and minerals. All pesticide-free, GMO-free of Austrian origin.
||100% fully traceable from ranch to fork. Strictly regulated.
|Export and Processing