The bloodlines of the Good Hope Cattle herd are unique and very rare, tracing back to the original Angus of the British Isles. Their bloodlines are the backbone of their unique grass finished product.
Cattle graze solely on pasture, and marble naturally with no added grain or corn.
Good Hope Cattle sire bloodlines can be traced back to the greatest bulls ever registered into the Irish Aberdeen-Angus Association; Cullen Victory and Cregga Vincent. Heritage Aberdeen Angus is the preferred breed for grass finished beef, and luckily, the Kryder’s had the opportunity to purchase the herd from a well known livestock geneticist, Maurice Boney.
Since then, the Kryder’s have been line breeding the desired traits for raising cattle at high elevation year around. The end flavor of Good Hope Cattle’s Grass Finished Heritage Angus Beef is an uncompromising natural grass finished beef flavor, with a tender juicy mouthfeel. All Good Hope Cattle Angus beef is free from added antibiotics, soy, grains, corn and growth hormones.
This natural simple formula, plus the historic unaltered Scottish lineage, creates Good Hope Cattle’s signature Angus Beef. Good Hope’s Heritage Aberdeen Angus Cattle are fed a natural plant based diet which their stomachs are designed to digest. Their diet is 100% grass fed and 100% grass finished with the addition of a selection of vitamins, minerals and salt.
Owners Matthew and Caitlin Kryder work at raising not only healthy happy cattle, but delicious healthy beef. Their grass finished Angus beef has an uncompromising natural grass like beef flavor and a tender juicy mouthfeel that even the most sophisticated pallet would enjoy. Grass Finished Angus Beef’s healthy fats are satisfying, but reassuring, and overall healthier, containing higher levels of omega 3 fatty acids, vitamins, antioxidants and conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) compared to conventional beef and grass fed beef.
What’s the Beef with Grass Finished?
Beef that is “grass finished” is different from “grass fed” and very different from “conventional” beef. The term “grass finished” is the only verbiage that can legally describe cattle that have only been fed a diet of grass pasture and grass hay its entire life. “Grass fed beef” is a term that describes cattle that have been fed grass, pasture or hay for part of its early life but is fed supplemental feed from grain, corn or soy prior to processing. The quality, taste and health benefits of each end product are all very different.
“In fact, animals who graze on a diverse variety of pasture, with lots of different kinds of wild plants, get an incredible array of phytonutrients. They will even intuitively mix and match their nutritional needs to what plants are available, making sure they get the right balance of vitamins and minerals. Animals who’ve been able to graze like this provide much healthier meat that passes more nutritional benefits along to us. Plus they get to live happier, more natural lives!” – Mark Hyman, MD
Video and quote courtesy of DrHyman.com
The Kryder’s are members of the American Angus Association
Heritage Midline Angus is the pedigree of full blood LowLine cattle herds accepted by the association as pure Scottish lines and/or closed herds not having any post 1968 American Angus cattle influence from outside their herd, from Vintage Angus Sires born in the year 1968 or earlier, or from cattle DNA verified as coming from Vintage Sires. The semen of Vintage Sires must have a DNA Report performed by UC Davis and submitted to the MAA.
Our bulls have been PAP tested by Dr. Timothy Holt of CSU to identify their pulmonary artery pressure measurement. This essential early test identifies potential cases of High Mountain Disease (HMD) and ensures proper culling management decisions for breeding stock at high altitudes. Learn More
Line Breeding practices ensure positive specific traits be passed down year after year. Midline Angus Cattle do have specific traits and are different from other breeds of cattle, even common American Angus which include:
Genuine ease of calving
Gentle and docile temperament
Sustainably able to finish on grass
Repeatedly turn out Prime or Choice beef
Produce marbled beef on grass or grain
Expect more pounds of beef per acre than standard sized breeds
Cattle should be solid black or red