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THE STOCK YARDS® STORY
We’ve been providing chefs with expertly cut and portioned beef and pork for over 120 years, based on rigid meat-selection criteria, precise beef aging and expert trimming. Whatever your need, from white-linen presentation to casual family dining, our procurement experts will find the best-quality options that work for your budget and pack-size needs, carefully selected from our extensive meat assortment.
A CUT ABOVE THE REST
The world’s finest USDA Prime, upper 2/3rds Angus beef and USDA Choice steaks, chops and other premium meats come from Stock Yards®.
Containing slightly abundant to abundant marbling – only 2-3% of all cattle processed qualify for the USDA Prime distinction. This abundant marbling delivers the utmost in beef flavor, texture and tenderness.
Stock Yards AngusTM Beef
Upper 2/3rds Choice Program. Certified by the USDA, we set the standard for quality upper 2/3rds Choice Angus beef. Our experts have created a specification for Angus beef that delivers consistently high-quality, flavorful and tender beef that your guests will immediately recognize, exceeding the government’s exceptionally high criteria for maturity, marbling, color, firmness and absence of defects. Our program has been assigned a USDA G-schedule number (G-22), and can be reviewed through USDA’s AMS service record.
Containing small to moderate marbling, USDA Choice grade always delivers good beef flavor, texture and tenderness. Just over half of the beef graded each year earns this grade.
PORTION-CUT AND PACKAGED WITH PERFECTION
Our small box program allows you to purchase subprimals in smaller quantities, freeing up cooler space and providing precisely the amount you need. Portion cuts are traditionally vacuum-packed to ensure product quality and provide:
- Labor savings – allowing you to move easily from package to preparation
- Consistent cuts – providing more even cook-times and plate presentations
- No waste – expertly trimmed, offering 100% yield
- Food safety – processed under USDA federal guidelines and inspection
- Inventory control – providing the exact amount of product for service
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MAKE EVERY PLATE UNFORGETTABLE
How do restaurants reach iconic status? They begin with remarkable meat – and a trusted partner to supply it. That’s the Stock Yards® promise. Our center of plate program was meticulously designed with your success in mind. And nowhere else will you find the kind of beef and pork that leaves customers wondering how that kind of perfection was achieved.
Stock Yards steaks are hand-trimmed by our master butchers and expertly wet- or dry-aged to ensure tender, juicy flavor in every bite. Wet- and dry-aging improve both the tenderness and flavor in fine cuts of meat. Both techniques are performed by our experts under precise temperatures and in strictly controlled environments.
TRUST – DELIVERED EVERY TIME
With the personalized support of Stock Yards experts and your US Foods® representative, every delivery embodies product quality, timeliness and food safety. Our production facilities are GSFI-certified and under USDA supervision. We use HACCP programs for processing under strict sanitation controls, and state-of-the-art vacuum packaging to ensure maximum product protection.
STOCK YARDS® IS A NAME
THAT MATTERS ON YOUR MENU
Diners know Stock Yards®. With a history of trust, the name has come to stand for unmatched quality – a reputation that can work for your restaurant. When you use the Stock Yards name on your menu, you create diner excitement and assure them they’ll be served the best every time.
Get instant FREE access to the Stock Yards logo and story for placement on your menu by signing up for the Stock Yards and Stock Yards AngusTM programs, offering you:
- Your own Stock Yards-branded promotional kit (included when you sign up)
- Transparency and the benefits of trust in the Stock Yards brand
- Better menu appeal that leads to higher check averages
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