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Purple Ribbon Beef

Purple Ribbon Beef is dedicated to providing premium beef to your table.  Our beef tastes better because we pay attention to the little details as every animal is born on our farm and in our care until we deliver them to the local processor. All the animals have corn-fed diet which results in a more tender and tastier beef. In addition, when the beef is processed it is dry-aged 10-14 days. The dry-aged process allows the beef to increase in tenderness and a more beefy flavor than compared to the beef in grocery stores that is not dry-aged.

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Our Story

Purple Ribbon Beef is a multigenerational, family owned farm. We pride ourselves on raising premium beef from birth to plate. We pay careful attention to every detail as we raise the beef because that is what makes the difference. We want you to enjoy your beef so don't hesitate to reach out to us with questions. We look forward to meeting you.

 

Hello everyone, 

Thanks for stopping by. We are the Hunter family and we’re so happy you are interested in our offering. We’re  a fifth generation family farm who has a passion for bringing you premium quality beef. We’re located in north central Iowa; Clarion, IA specifically. Cindy was born and raised here.  This part of the country is known for its wonderful black dirt and raising corn and soybeans! It’s amazing everywhere you turn are corn and bean fields as it’s very flat. Therefore we take advantage of incredible Iowa Corn and use it as one of the main ingredients in the cattle’s diet. 


Cattle is all we know as a family. Through showing cattle Pete and Cindy met originally and a similar story holds true for Jess and Ashley. Rylan was at her first cattle show at 2 weeks old! It’s truly in our blood and why we enjoy bringing a premium product to you all. 


In the girls (Sara and Ashley)  glory days they traveled all across the nation winning multiple awards hence Purple Ribbon Beef. These cows are the foundation of our cowherd and the beef animals we currently raise. So when you have our meat you know that you’re getting only the best. Every animal is born and raised on our farm and we can tell you every detail about them.


As a family owned and operated farm we pride ourselves on quality in all aspects from the care of the animals to the beef that hits your plate. This is why we are BQA (Beef Quality Assurance) certified ensuring the highest standard of practices on the farm. We’re also focused on sustainability as we definitely want our family farm to be around for the next generations with numerous practices to help ensure we’re taking care of the land as well as the cattle 


We love sharing our story and helping to answer any questions so don’t be afraid to reach out to us or stop by and see us at the  farmers markets or in our store or even plan a visit to the farm! We want to get to know you and your family. Also, want to see what all we have going on check us out on Facebook and Instagram! Thank you for stopping by! See you soon and enjoy your Beef! ~Ashley 

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