The Benefits of Angus Beef: From Pasture to Plate

At Silver Fern Farms, we pride ourselves on producing some of the world's finest Angus beef. Our commitment to quality, sustainability, and exceptional taste ensures that every bite of our Angus beef is a celebration of flavor and nutrition.

If you haven’t already tried it for yourself, you might be wondering what exactly ‘Angus Beef’ is and why it is so special? Let's delve into the rich history of the Angus breed, explore the distinctive attributes of Angus beef, and understand how our expert farmers raise these magnificent cattle.

The History and Heritage of Angus Cattle

With a name like ‘Angus’, you can probably guess that the origin story starts in Scotland, in the early 19th century. Named after the county of Angus, these cattle were initially bred for their resilience and ability to thrive in harsh conditions. The breed's reputation for high-quality meat quickly spread, and today, Angus cattle are a preferred choice for beef production worldwide - brought to its bold best in New Zealand by the skill of our farmers and the quality of our pastures. Their genetic predisposition to produce well-marbled, flavorful meat has made Angus beef synonymous with excellence in the culinary world.

Grass-Fed and Grass-Finished for Superior Quality

At Silver Fern Farms, our Angus cattle are grass-fed and grass-finished. This means they graze on lush pastures throughout their lives, benefiting from a natural grass diet that enhances the quality of the beef. Our 100% Grass-fed Angus beef range is raised with no antibiotics, no added hormones and no feedlots are used ever.  

New Zealand's Pristine Environment

Our Angus beef is sourced from farms across New Zealand, a country celebrated for its pristine environment and ideal farming conditions. The temperate climate, clean air, and abundant rainfall create the perfect setting for grass-based farming. Our commitment to sustainable farming practices ensures that our beef is not only delicious but also ethically produced.

Silver Fern Farms Angus Beef Farm

Expertise in Raising Angus Cattle

The quality of Angus beef begins with the expertise of our farmers. At Silver Fern Farms, our farmers are seasoned professionals who understand the intricacies of raising Angus cattle and getting the best from this breed. Their deep knowledge and commitment to best practices ensure that our Angus beef is of the highest quality. Our farmers adhere to strict animal welfare standards, ensuring cattle are treated with care and respect throughout their lives. 

Distinctive Attributes of Angus Beef

When it comes to red meat, Angus beef stands out for several reasons:

 Bold Beef Flavor - One of the most celebrated attributes of Angus beef is its bold, beef flavor. The rich and full-bodied taste of Angus beef as it should be, provides an unparalleled eating experience. 

 Superior Marbling - Marbling refers to the intramuscular fat that gives beef its flavor and juiciness. Angus beef is renowned for its superior marbling, which not only enhances the taste but also contributes to a tender and succulent eating experience. This makes Angus beef a preferred choice for dishes where flavor and texture are paramount.

 Consistent Quality - Thanks to stringent breeding standards and meticulous farming practices, Angus beef maintains a consistent quality. At Silver Fern Farms, our commitment to quality ensures that every cut of Angus beef meets our highest standards, providing you with a reliably delicious product every time.

 Nutrient-Rich - Angus beef is not only delicious but also nutrient-dense. It is an excellent source of high-quality protein, essential vitamins, and minerals such as iron, zinc, and B vitamins. For those following a red meat diet, Angus beef offers a healthy and satisfying option.

 Versatility in Cooking - Whether you’re preparing a grass-fed Rib-Eye for a special occasion or experimenting with grass-fed beef recipes for everyday meals, Angus beef's versatility shines through. Its rich flavor profile makes it suitable for a wide range of culinary applications, from grilling and roasting to slow cooking and sautéing.

Silver Fern Farms Beef Tenderloin Steaks with Creamy Polenta, Red Wine Jus and Caramelized Pears Recipe

Enjoying Angus Beef at Home

Incorporating Angus beef into your meals is a delicious way to enjoy the benefits of grass-fed meat. Silver Fern Farms offers a variety of Angus beef cuts available for purchase online, ensuring you have the best options for any recipe. Here are some of our top selections:

 100% Grass-fed Angus Rib-Eye Steak: Perfect for grilling or pan-searing, this cut is known for its exceptional marbling and rich flavor.
 100% Grass-fed Angus Top Sirloin Steak: A leaner option with robust taste, ideal for grilling or broiling.
 100% Grass-fed Angus Tenderloin: The most tender cut, perfect for special occasions and gourmet meals.
 100% Grass-fed Angus New York Strip Steak: Known for its balance of tenderness and flavor, ideal for grilling or pan-searing.
 100% Grass-fed Angus Ground Beef: Versatile and perfect for a variety of dishes, from burgers to meatballs.

We also have a range of recipe ideas to help you create a delicious dish to share with family and friends. Check out our recipes here: Nutritious New Zealand Recipes & Tips


With a rich heritage, distinctive attributes, and a commitment to sustainable farming, our Angus beef offers a delicious and nutritious option for any meal. Experience the benefits of grass-fed Angus beef. Explore our range of Angus beef products and discover the difference that expert farming and grass-fed goodness can make. 

From pasture to plate, Silver Fern Farms brings you the best in Angus beef.