Produce Beef
posted by:Rose Mayne
Feb 20, 2019

The 5 essential brain nutrients found only in meat, fish and eggs are Cyanocobalamin, Creatine, D3, Carnosine, and DHA.

beef has Iron, Zinc, Thiamin, Riboflavin, pantothenic acid, folate, niacin, pyridoxine, Biotin, Phytonadione, Chromium, Cobolt, Potassium, Sodium, Sulphur, L Cysteine, L Lysine, Methionine, Taurine and Tryptophan which is in a form easier for the body to absorb.  


Dexter beef is more Tender and flavoursome compared to some other breeds. Dexter Rump SteakThe well marbled beef will retain its juicy texture even when cooked well done. 

Dexter's are not a commercially recognised beef breed as they are slower to grow out. Fast growth equals fast money. The beef market does not recognise that Dexter’s can have a similar amount of beef on a smaller frame, the main difference is in that there is less waste with less bone and internals. The big surprise is Dexter’s can have a bigger ratio of eye muscle to carcase weight compared to other commercial beef breeds.

  • The time it takes Dexter’s to grow out produces a lot more natural flavour, which is sadly lacking in store bought beef. It is said that they have the highest level of natural hormone of any breed which contributes directly to consistently tender and slightly marbled delicious award winning beef. At around 18 months a grass fed steer should produce at least a 175kg carcass on the hook; at 30 months it should be at around 235kg. Dexter's take less feed than normal beef cattle so their feed conversion rate is at around one third better than normal beef breed cattle.

  • A traditional side of Dexter beef is attributed in the following manner. Carcase weight range of 175 to 200kg.

    Whole beast per side approx. 95kg you will get approximately the following:                            

    Osso Bucco and sundry cuts [including tail and some BBQ Ribs] 5kg

    trim cuts [mince and diced cuts] 20kg

    roast cuts 15kg

    casserole and braising steak 10kg

    prime steak cuts 15kg

    Bones 15 to 20kg

Please Note: Darling Range Dexters offer this information and advice only and do not sell beef to the public.