With grilling season now in full swing, we thought it was appropriate to write a little something about the Hereford 1881 brand of steaks that we serve at the Lake Elmo Inn.
Hereford cattle have long enjoyed a reputation for producing truly great tasting beef. It started when innovative farmers in early 19th century America began importing the red-bodied, white-faced cattle from Herefordshire, England to breed to their dairy based stock in order to “beef up” the quality of future generations of cattle.
The Certified Hereford Beef program began as a marketing initiative of the AHA in 1994. Based on the findings of over three years of Colorado State University research that proved the superior eating quality and consistency of Hereford Beef, the three-fold mission of the program was, and continues to be:
1) To provide consumers with consistently tender, juicy and flavorful beef products
2) To enhance the marketing opportunities of food industry distributors, retailers and restaurateurs
3) To increase the demand for commercial Hereford influenced cattle
From the early 1990s to the present time Certified Hereford (CHB) has continued to excel as a branded beef product.
The beef that we serve at the Lake Elmo Inn is the 1881 Hereford Beef. This type of beef makes up the top 5% of the Hereford line, making it truly unique.
Hereford & Angus Black Baldy Beef
Meets Specifications for Both:
Black Angus Beef
Certified Hereford Beef
British Influence Only
No Brahman Influence
No Continental Influence
Ribeye Size 10-16 inches only
Grade A Maturity Requirements
Top Choice or Higher
Marbling Score – Modest 0 and HigherMedium to Fine Marbling Texture
Only a select number of restaurants in Minnesota offer the 1881 Hereford Line and we are proud to be one of them. The world’s finest beef for consistently superior taste & tenderness!