DemKota Elite Standards

Rather than purchasing by volume and then sorting the carcasses, we choose cattle to fit our high standards for eating experience. As a regional packer, we make sure the rail space is filled with cattle that fit the program, it also ensures that everything we produce is of the highest quality. With our Elite Angus brand, you can be sure you’re getting the finest cut of Black Angus beef on the market.

The USDA Inspector/Graders with the AMS, evaluate the carcasses for quality grade: based on marbling, within the muscle, and the age of the carcass. Marbling is what gives beef its signature tenderness, juiciness and flavor. Carcasses are also evaluated with a yield grade which is based on the percentage of lean muscle to fat and bone.

USDA Prime
The best grade given by the USDA, represents the highest degree of marbling for tenderness and juiciness.
Premium Choice
The upper 2 of 3 tiers of the USDA Choice grades with a marbling score of Modest 00 or higher, just slightly below USDA Prime.
USDA Choice
Choice grade is a USDA standard of high quality beef, commonly tender with a juicy and flavorful taste. The most familiar quality grade by the USDA.
USDA Select
This grade is a leaner grade, slightly less marbling than the lowest tier of USDA Choice.
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