Always free-ranging on pasture and free from antibiotics, grain, and GMOs,
Star Brand Beef is 100% grass-fed, grass-finished beef raised with love in Wyoming.
I’m Shreve. It might seem paradoxical, but I got into the beef business
because I love cattle. It is my mission to keep livestock out of feedlots
and to provide our animals with lives free from stress and cruelty.
It is an honor to provide pastured, grass-finished, humanely-raised beef
to those who eat meat. Our stewardship results in beef that is incredibly
healthy – packed with omega 3s and free from antibiotics – and
exceptionally tender and flavorful.
All beef starts out grass-fed. If beef is labeled ‘grass fed,’ it is true, but unless it is labeled ‘grass-finished,’ it was also fed grain, usually corn or soy. When cattle eat a 100% grass diet, as they are meant to, this is called grass-finished. The meat is leaner and more flavorful, and the fat is the good kind: high in omega 3s, including EPA and DHA. Grass-finished beef is much healthier for the cattle, for the customer, and for the environment.
Grass finished beef from animals that are protected from stress is extremely tender. I take that one step further and have my processor (independently-owned, and run by a compassionate and competent woman) dry age the meat for two full weeks before it is cut and packaged. Taking this extra step results in beef that is exceptionally tender and flavorful.
We buy grass hay from farmers who use composted manure to fertilize their fields instead of chemical fertilizers, and lease thousand-acre parcels of pasture land which has never been tainted by chemical fertilizers. Year-round, our cattle drink pure, fresh water from artesian wells and natural springs.
HUMANE & ETHICAL TREATMENT
We keep our mother cows for their entire lives, caring for them as they reach old age rather than selling them into The System when they stop having calves. Our herd is one giant family unit. We let our cows set the pace when we trail from pasture to pasture, so that they are calm and comfortable. We never use hot shots (electric cattle prods) or whips, and always employ low-stress handling techniques when working with our cattle and while weaning our calves. Our cattle are calm and gentle around us because we are calm and gentle around them.
FREE FROM GMOs & ANTIBIOTICS
My cattle have never been fed corn, soy, sugar beet by-products, pellets, or any GMOs. Thanks to our free-range, low-stress methods and practices, these animals have been free from illness and have never been treated with antibiotics.
CUSTOM CUT AND PACKAGED
Star Brand Beef is packaged in individual portions and cuts. The beef is first wrapped in high quality plastic wrap and then in high quality butcher paper – this combo gives it excellent protection for long term freezer storage, superior, in my experience, to vacuum sealing. Even if stored for a full year, your beef will remain untouched by freezer burn or compromise of any sort.
WHAT CUSTOMERS SAY ABOUT STAR BRAND BEEF
“The beef is UNREAL. I grilled up some New York steaks and could cut them with a butter knife. I have never tasted beef like this. Ever. Bravo.”
“Been to some high end steak houses but this was THE best steak I’ve ever had. Seasoned with salt and pepper only. Wow.”
“I have to say, this beef is incredible tasting. And this whole process has made me much more conscious of the meat industry.”
“We have been buying sides [of beef] for a long time and this is the best ever.”
“Star Brand Beef is what a hamburger is all about. Spouse says it’s the only beef he’ll eat from now on.”
“We grilled up a package of hamburger on Saturday night. It was unbelievable! It makes you wonder how it’s possible that we’ve been duped for so long into eating the tasteless stuff in grocery stores. I’ve been so thrilled with this whole experience.”