Have you ever noticed that in most beef recipes, you are told to cut your meat “against the grain”? Have you ever wondered why this step is so important? Do you wonder what the grain is and how to cut against it? And what are the best tools to do so?
The experiences she had through the Engler Program and as a Nebraska Beef Ambassador revealed an opportunity in the beef industry. Esch, a senior animal science major, realized there was a disconnect between many producers and their consumers, and she decided to start her own farm-to-table beef supplier: Oak Barn Beef. It officially became a limited liability company in 2018.
The good news is that unless a doctor says otherwise, you do not have to cut beef completely out of your diet. You just need to readjust what parts of the cow you are preparing. And instead of purchasing a perfectly marbled ribeye, you might consider a leaner sirloin instead.
An interview with 1011 News was done on Oak Barn Beef on December 17, 2019. Hannah had the opportunity to show Ellis Whitley around their farm and tell her about all things Oak Barn Beef. Here's the original posting.
Oak Barn Beef has been quite the prize at silent auctions in the past. Bringing in a decent amount of funding. For a good reason too! Our Nebraska raised, dry aged beef is the best beef! Our process of dry aging is made for beef connoisseurs. It is beef that will melt in your mouth, with its unrivaled marbling! Can’t forget how tender it is too! A knife can slide through one of our steaks with ease and it will be the most enjoyable to eat because of this.
Beef. It contains so many health benefits and knowing that is enough reason to not cut it out of my diet.
So, don’t go short in nutrients, grab some Nebraska raised and dry aged Oak Barn Beef! Our beef not only has the nutrients your body needs but it also comes with amazing flavor and tenderness that will have you wanting more. Shop here now!
"College is the best time to start a business because of all the relationships that you have and all the people who are willing to help you as a student."
What a great time it was to sit down with Rural Revival to record this podcast. I also enjoyed showing her around my favorite building on campus- Miller Hall, home of the Engler Entrepreneurship Program!
Nebraska beef is the best tasting beef. Oak Barn Beef takes pride in raising cattle just mentioned like the reasons above and the taste of our beef has our customers coming back time and time again. Give it a try yourself and see why Nebraska raised beef is world renowned.
"Which brings 2019 to a year of growth. There are still a lot of moments of “figuring it out” (most moments actually). But it has developed to a mixture of both. I feel like I don’t always do a good job at sharing the failure moments as I do successes… So here’s a list to start of the reflective process about some of the lessons I’ve learned in 2019..."
Winter is here at Oak Barn! While winter may slow down some farming operations, it does not slow things down around here. Often times, the arrival of colder weather will increase the workload. We dive into more about it in this blog!