Sizing: Each striploin will weigh approximately 10lbs, with a 2lb variance (a low of 8 lb to a high of 12 lb).
Holstein Breed: Sourced from USDA Prime Holstein cattle within California and Arizona, there a few immediate differences between these Holstein loins and a traditional Angus loin primal. The Angus breed tends to have larger diameter to the loin and will have more backfat than Holsteins, though it varies from animal to animal. Holstein striploins will present with a mostly uniform shape from rib end to sirloin end, though they can sometimes have a slight “dip”, or swayback, towards the center of the loin. They will also be a smaller overall diameter which greatly facilitates a thicker center of the plate portion with a lesser weight. A more important but somewhat subtle difference lies within the marbling structure itself. The Holstein will tend to present with finer but more widespread marbling which accounts for the consistent palate the beef delivers.
Age: No dry aging with this product. Wet aging will advance the tenderness at a slower rate than dry aging, but here is some effect. There will be a higher moisture content to this level of age, but this is really only noticeable precooking. The goal here, is to be able to use this higher quality beef ant a somewhat lesser price point.
Packaging & Shelf Life
Shelf Life: 15-20 days in original slaughterhouse packaging
Packaging: The wet aged striploins will arrive in original slaughterhouse packaging and be packed 2 per Flannery Beef custom carton. We believe a 30day shelf life for the packaged primals is possible but recommend about half that time. In both cases this is assuming each primal maintains a tight seal. If the vacuum seal has broken during transit, and there is visible air in, or looseness to the package, we recommend either removing immediately from packaging, or making a small opening in the bag to prevent trapping any naturally occurring enzyme gasses.