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FAQs

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How is the beef raised, processed and sold

Our process. The Texas Hill Country produces the world’s highest quality cattle. Our feed program is specifically designed to produce exceptional tasting beef. Cattle are hand selected by experienced ranchers. We dry age our beef for a minimum of 14 days, then flash freeze and vacuum seal the beef to preserve the freshness, tenderness and taste you and your family deserve.

All of our cattle are raised, fed and harvested locally in the beautiful Texas Hill Country.

All of our beef comes from English breeds. Our stock is chiefly Black Angus and Red Angus.

Our feed program has been refined over years to provide the best tasting beef possible. Our cattle enjoy grass, conventional feedstuffs such as corn, and upcycled by-products. In fact, 90% of our rations are made up recyclable products such as syrup or mash from whiskey distilleries around Austin which provides greater sustainability for our cherished planet.

While grass-finished beef tends to be a little leaner, both grass-finished and grain-finished beef are natural sources of more than 10 essential nutrients including protein, iron and zinc. All cattle, whether grass or grain-finished, spend the majority of their lives eating grass on pastures and provide delicious and nutritious beef.


• Van Elswyk ME, McNeill SH. Impact of grass/forage feeding versus grain finishing on beef nutrients and sensory quality: the U.S. experience. Meat Sci 2014;96:535-40.

Texas Beef Traders hand selects only the highest quality cuts! All beef sold is guaranteed to be equivalent to Choice grade or higher. We leave the junk for your supermarket.

The vast majority of our cattle will never have hormones or antibiotics. We will only use antibiotics on cows that are sick or need help in performance because we feel this is a more humane way to raise our cattle.

To preserve the integrity of the beef. Our beef is blastfrozen in extreme low temperatures which result in smaller ice crystals that will not damage the fiber structure of your beef and produces less water loss when thawing. Most supermarkets may defrost and re-freeze beef several times producing a severely damaged piece of beef. At Texas Beef Traders we keep it frozen until it is in your home as to not compromise the quality of your cut.

Our retail locations do thaw and reserve a few of the more popular cuts for purchase. Just ask a sales associate what is in stock. If you let us know in advance we'll be happy set aside any special requests you may have to thaw in our refrigerators.

We recommend thawing your beef 24 - 48 hours in the fridge depending on the size and thickness.

We don't do any cutting of beef in-store. However, we are happy to fulfill any special requests! We'll work with our processor to get you the cut you desire!

If you can't find what you're looking for please let us know. We are always willing to source cuts to your exact specifications!


Please see our Custom Order Sheet

Fill out the sheet and give us a call (737) 209-0309

We understand that the first time can be confusing and we want you to get EXACTLY what you want.

CLICK HERE for a great link that explains different cuts of beef.

Everything you need to choose the perfect cut next time you're at the meat case.







How can I purchase this amazing meat

Look for the iconic GO TEXAN mark when making buying decisions, to promote products and services that are Texas made and Texas proud. Help support Texas businesses. Show your Lone Star pride by Supporting Texas producers!

The GO TEXAN program is a Texas Department of Agriculture initiative dedicated to identifying and supporting Texas-based businesses and connecting them with customers across the Lone Star State and around the world.

Currently, Texas Beef Traders offers two purchasing channels. You can purchase through this website and have it shipped directly to your doorstep. We also have a physical store location in Lakeway, TX. We love to see your faces so please stop by and say hi!

Our physical location is at:

2127 Lohman's Crossing, Suite 310

Lakeway, TX 78734

We are open Tuesday - Friday from 10 - 6 and Saturday from 9 - 1.

Yes. We can ship beef anywhere within Texas. We are currently in the process of developing a program to ship outside the state. In order to ensure the integrity of the beef in transit we only ship orders on Mondays and Tuesdays. Once shipped all orders should arrive within 2 days.

Yes. You can order online and schedule a pickup during our normal store hours.

Yes, for addresses within the Lakeway/Bee Cave area codes. Orders made before 11AM will be delivered the same day. Orders made after 11AM will be made the following day.

Absolutely! A 3-ounce serving of beef—about the size of an iPhone—provides more than 10 essential nutrients including protein, iron, zinc and vitamins B12 and B6. One serving of beef contains about half of your Daily Value for protein in around 170 calories on average (and just 150 calories for a serving of lean beef

According to
U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Nutrient Data Laboratory. USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference Current: May 2016. Internet: http://www.ars.usda.gov/ba/bhnrc/ndl

Beef is a nutritional powerhouse in a smaller package than other protein foods. Apart from being a great source of protein, it would take 8 ounces of cooked chicken breast to eat the same amount of iron as in just 3 ounces of beef, and nearly 7 times (20 ounces) the amount of chicken to get the same amount of zinc in a serving of beef!

Take the decision making out of your next meal. Explore classic beef dishes like meatloaf, chili, lasagna, meatballs, burgers and steaks. 
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