Nose-to-Tail Ordering Tips from Readers


I live in rural Kansas, where my family raises beef cattle. We frequently get requests for locally raised beef. Here are my suggestions.

First, consider what your family likes to eat. If you love a certain cut or dish, then order more of that. My husband and I don’t much care for beef roast, so we have our butcher grind more into hamburger.

Secondly, consider how you’ll cook each cut. This past year, my friend accidentally picked up our side of beef from the butcher, and we got hers. Because we grill the majority of our steaks and hamburgers, my husband had asked for more fat on the

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