Studies show the taste of beef can be directly related to their diet. In general, red meat has a more acceptable and intense flavor when fed high-energy foods versus low-energy grass diets. Many of our customers claim Barham’s Ozark Beef tastes better than any beef they have tasted before. The pasture raised calves in the Barham’s Ozark Beef program enjoy a unique diet consisting of approximately 50% sweet potatoes, 25% chopped corn, and 25% Bermudagrass.
Why sweet potatoes? For the calves, sweet potatoes are a very palatable and highly digestible feedstuff. The tasty treat is high in energy and contains protein and vitamin A. Thanks to a consistent supply of sweet potatoes throughout the year, our calves have access to this “super food” from the day they are born until harvest.