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DEXTER STEER FEEDOUT RESULTS 
2002 STILLWATER, OK
 
Pen of 25 steers required within 3 months of age both Carrier and Non-Carrier participants
Name
Ear Tag
Tag
Number
Maturity
Marbling
Score
Fat
Thick
Ribeye
Area
KPH
%
Carcass
Weight
Live
Weight
Lbs. of Force
Tenderness
Yield
Grade
Quality
Grade
Comment
DATE:  June 19, 2002
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Y31
1276
A
SL50
0.12
8.1
1.5
304
565
9.28
Tender
1.66
Se+
 
 
Y61
1278
A
SL70
0.10
8.6
2.5
359
630
5.54
Very Tender
1.86
Se+
 
 
Y62
1280
A
SL80
0.12
7.1
2.0
377
690
4.77
Very Tender
2.36
Se+
 
 
Y16
1277
A
SL30
0.20
8.4
1.5
285
510
6.66
Very Tender
1.70
Se-
 
 
Y55
1282
A
SL80
0.10
6.9
1.5
256
470
4.09
Very Tender
1.81
Se+
 
 
W65
1281
A
SL40
0.15
8.4
2.0
277
485
4.67
Very Tender
1.64
Se-
 
 
Y25
1279
A
SL40
0.05
7.0
1.5
233
425
4.01
Very Tender
1.57
Se-
 
 
Y63
1283
A
SL40
0.10
7.5
2.0
318
550
4.68
Very Tender
1.96
Se-
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Y35
1309
A
TR90
0.20
7.1
2.0
299
560
8.79
Tender
2.26
Std+
 
 Thomas'
YT124
1305
A
SL10
0.05
7.0
1.5
212
510
5.16
Very Tender
1.49
Se-
 
 
YBM1
1308
A
SL40 / TR90
0.10
7.3
1.5
309
550
9.98
Tender
1.89
Std+
1/2 DC
 
Y64
1304
A
SM50
0.10
5.9
1.5
301
565
4.29
Tender
2.31
Ch-
 
 
W59
1307
A
SL10
0.12
9.0
2.5
315
560
5.84
Very Tender
1.62
Se-
 
 
B001
1310
A
SL90
0.10
9.1
3.0
379
680
6.38
Very Tender
1.88
Se+
 
 
G10
1311
A
SL20
0.15
6.5
2.0
281
520
6.89
Very Tender
2.26
Se-
 
 
B601
1306
A
SL90
0.20
9.0
2.0
375
670
6.36
Very Tender
1.95
Se+
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Name
Ear Tag
Tag
Number
Maturity
Marbling
Score
Fat
Thick
Ribeye
Area
KPH
%
Carcass
Weight
Live
Weight
Lbs. of Force
Tenderness
Yield
Grade
Quality
Grade
Comment
DATE:  July 8, 2002
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
B1001
1354
A
SL50
0.20
7.0
1.5
369
660
9.01
Tender
2.46
Se+
 
 
Y0-14
1352
A
SL20
0.05
7.5
1.5
271
540
5.48
Very Tender
1.55
Se+
 
 
Y1-3
1351
A
SL80
0.15
8.5
2.0
358
650
6.11
Very Tender
1.92
Se+
 
 Thomas'
Y194
1356
A
SM0
0.15
6.9
2.0
286
520
5.49
Very Tender
2.15
Ch-
 
 
W117
1353
A
SL30
0.05
7.6
1.5
237
435
5.24
Very Tender
1.39
Se-
 
 
Y46
1350
A
SL40
0.15
8.5
2.0
293
525
5.27
Very Tender
1.67
Se-
 
 
Y7
1355
A
SL30
0.10
8.6
2.0
345
600
6.21
Very Tender
1.71
Se-
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
DATE:  July 12, 2002
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
W118
1377
A
SL20
0.10
7.3
1.5
290
555
4.93
Very Tender
1.82
Std+
1/3 DC
 
G35
1382
A
SL70
0.20
6.7
2.0
273
500
5.24
Very Tender
2.29
Se+
 
 
G22
1380
A
SL30
0.10
6.8
1.5
277
520
7.16
Very Tender
1.93
Se-
 
 
YTP1
1376
A
SL10
0.05
5.8
1.0
191
385
5.56
Very Tender
1.69
Se-
 
 Wendy's
W195
1379
A
SL80
0.10
6.5
2.0
280
535
9.77
Tender
2.13
Se+
 
 
G48
1378
A
SL0
0.10
6.7
1.0
225
440
7.12
Very Tender
1.66
Se-
 
 
Y1-5
1381
A
SL10
0.20
6.8
1.5
250
540
7.06
Very Tender
2.07
Se-
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
                      SHEAR FORCE VALUE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tough
>10 lbs.
CH = Choice
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tender
8.5-9.9 lbs.
SE = Select
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Very Tender
<8.5 lbs.
Std = Standard
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

ALBC Beef Taste Test 2008



What’s the Beef? An Historical and Culinary First


Pittsboro, NC: On June 20, 2008, approximately 70 food professionals, chefs, food writers, and food connoisseurs gathered at Ayrshire Farm in Upperville, VA, to participate in a blind-tasting which compared beef from eight rare heritage breeds and two widely available breeds of cattle.

The mission of the event was to make a flavor comparison of beef from these ten breeds to demonstrate the culinary diversity they represent, as well as the value of conserving rare breeds. “We have to eat them to save them,” said Sandy Lerner, the host for the tasting. “When we eat them, we are giving farmers an economic reason to conserve rare breeds and the important genetic diversity they represent.”

This unique event presented meat from the chuck section of each breed roasted simply, without spices, and cut into bite-sized pieces in covered dishes at numbered stations. Numbered toothpicks and scorecards were provided to aid in evaluating the beef. The meat was scored based on flavor, texture, tenderness, smell, and appearance.

The breeds tasted were:
Ancient White Park, Angus, Dexter, Galloway, Highland, Milking Devon, Pineywoods, Randall Lineback, Red Poll, and (beef) Shorthorn. Many of these breeds are endangered and are considered important reservoirs of genetic diversity by the American Livestock Breeds Conservancy. As examples of critically rare remnants of landrace cattle that helped found the United States, Pineywoods cattle are adapted to the deep South and Randall Lineback cattle are native to New England.

After tasting the beef, the enthusiastic crowd was asked to vote for their favorite number before the breed identities were revealed. The winner of the popular vote in this ground-breaking tasting was the Randall Lineback, with second place going to the
Galloway and third to the Dexter. The top three favorites each received nearly twice as many votes for first place as any of the other breeds tasted.

Though some breeds had few supporters as first choice, it should be noted that many of these breeds garnered second and third placements on individuals’ tally cards. “I was amazed how different people preferred different breeds to such an extent that there was no obvious winner.” Remarked Kristi Bahrenburg Janzen of Edible
Chesapeake.

All but three of the breeds – the Milking Devon, the Randall Lineback, and the Red Poll – had been finished on Ayrshire Farm, fed an organic finishing feed, and raised and processed humanely, following Humane Farm Animal Care’s standards. The Randall Lineback was grown and finished on Chapel Hill Farm. The Milking Devon and the Red Poll were grass-finished as there were no steers available to finish on grain due to rarity and herd reduction following the drought of 2007.

This event was the largest comparison of beef breeds in
North America to date and it successfully demonstrated that each of these breeds is valuable for the unique culinary experience it offers. To quote one attendee, Lina Burton of The Mercer House, “And the beef – who would have thought that they really did taste different, and were so much better than what is available commercially in the supermarket?”

What’s the Beef – An Historical Event was produced through a partnership of the American Livestock Breeds Conservancy, Humane Farm Animal Care, Slow Food
USA, and Ayrshire Farm.

 
Don Schrider
Communication Director
The American Livestock Breeds Conservancy
P.O. Box 477
Pittsboro, NC 27312
(919) 542-5704
editor@albc-usa.org
www.albc-usa.org

 
    
More information on the beef breeds, placings, hosting organizations, or cattle facts, from http://www.ayrshirefarm.com/tasting/beef/

On Friday, June 20th, 2008, The American Livestock Breeds Conservancy, Humane Farm Animal Care, Slow Foods USA, and Ayrshire Farm sponsored the first of many upcoming Historical and Culinary tastings.

This 2nd event featured "What's the Beef? - An Historical and Culinary First" and was held at Ayrshire Farm in Upperville, Loudoun County, Virginia.  

 

The results:

First place and winner of the tasting with 19 votes:
The Randall Lineback (**photo)

Second place with 11 votes:
The Galloway (**photo)

Third place with 10 votes:
The Dexter (**photo)

Fourth place with 6 votes:
The Highland (**photo)

Tied for Fifth place with 5 votes:
The Red Poll (**photo)

Tied for Fifth place with 5 votes:
The Angus (**photo)

Tied for Sixth with 3 votes:
The Ancient White Park (**photo)

Tied for Sixth with 3 votes:
The Shorthorn (Beef) (**photo)

Tied for Seventh with 0 votes:
The Milking Devon (**photo)

Tied for Seventh with 0 votes:
The Pineywoods (**photo)

 

*Participants voted only for their first choice. Many breeds, like the Pineywoods and Milking Devon, were second or third choices for many participants.

**These photos may be downloaded and used to accompany articles about this beef tasting. Please include the attribution, "Courtesy of the American Livestock Breeds Conservancy".

                             **The Dexter photo
by Clark Mizzel

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Herd Sires @ Thomas' 1976-2013

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HISTORICAL DEXTER BULLS

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English Shepherd Dogs

Thomas' Char-Gin Boston, (aka "Boss")

Beebe's ToSa Maggie

ES PUPPIES!

Arkwright-Thomas' Nanny McPhee

Thomas' ES X RC Farm Dogs

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Thomas' Dexters
Sandi & Al Thomas
P.O.Box 135
Antelope, OR 97001
 

 

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