An expertly-aged, masterfully cut steak is a sensory experience, not just another item on the menu. Halperns’ is proud to feature a full line of the center of the plate items for your customers. From fresh and frozen seafood, game meats and birds to Old World sausages – we have it all. But Beef – it’s our specialty. Our cattle are fed a superior diet rich in Midwestern corn initiating marbling, which complemented by proper aging. That essential step produces the most tender, best-tasting beef.
The United States produces the best beef in the world thanks to the hard work of generations of cattle producers committed to raising the highest-quality Angus type and continental breeds. The beef we purchase are fed a diet rich in Midwestern corn, resulting in steaks with remarkable flavor. Studies have shown that corn-based diets are superior in producing marbling in cattle, and marbling is where beef gets its flavor. Marbling levels translate, along with animal age, into a top quality beef.
Our Procurement Philosophy
Although we believe U.S. beef to be the best tasting in the world, simply buying beef because it’s from the U.S. is not good enough. We are plant specific in our purchases. Packing plants pull cattle from feed lots in a 100 to 150 mile radius of their location. Certain regions are known for producing richer, higher-quality cattle than others. It is these plants from whom we purchase. In addition, we constantly monitor the quality and trim level of our approved plants. They must maintain specific standards or risk being dropped from our list. Whether our customers are buying cut steaks or box beef, they benefit from our constant monitoring of the performance and consistency of our suppliers.
Proper aging is the next step in developing the best-tasting beef. Scientific research has shown that to maximize proteolytic degradation, or the breakdown of connective tissue, a minimum of 21 days age is required. We know from our experience that certain cuts benefit greatly from even more age. Our coolers are monitored on a consistent basis and maintained at optimum temperatures to allow us to go up to 45 days and beyond for those customers who request it.
In addition to traditional wet aging, we are also pleased to offer dry aging, known for its deep rich complex flavor. You have never had a better steak than a Halperns’ dry aged-steak.
Variety gives you flexibility, not only in the type of beef you wish to serve but also in the price point. Halperns’ is proud to offer you a wide range of USDA graded options for your menu.
TRADITIONAL WET AGED AND DRY AGED
Our coolers are monitored consistently and maintained at optimum temperatures to allow our beef to mature up to 45 days and beyond. In the style of old-world tradition, we offer fully customized dry-aging to develop a deeper, richer, more complex flavor across multiple grades of beef.
OUR VALUED VENDOR PARTNERS
JBS® USA is a leading processor of beef and pork in the U.S. and a leading processor of beef in Canada. We are also a majority shareholder of Pilgrim's Pride Corporation, the second largest poultry company in the U.S., with operations in the U.S. and Mexico. JBS USA represents the North American arm of JBS® S.A., the world's leading animal protein processor with more than 240,000 team members worldwide, more than 300 production units and export customers in more than 150 countries. Our company also enjoys a strategic relationship with JBS Australia, the largest processor of beef and lamb and one of the largest livestock feeders in Australia.
JOYCE FARMS GRASS FED BEEF
Joyce Farms Grass Fed Beef and their ranchers raise free-range cattle on small family farms and ranches where they graze stress-free on open prairies, pastures, and meadows, recreating an age-old prairie environment. They have partnered with regional farmers and ranchers who raise the very best heritage stock and are proud to produce a superior grass finished beef. Those producers agree to raise their livestock under the stringent protocols set forth by Joyce Farms and Dr. Allen Williams who is a champion of the grass-fed beef industry as well as a leader in cutting edge grazing methodology.
Rosewood believes well-fed cattle produce the best meat. That's why their cattle are raised naturally, free from hormones or antibiotics. In order to make certain that every single cut of beef meets the highest standards, their herds stay under our personal guidance from conception to plate.
Andrews Meat Industries is proud to introduce W. Black, the marbled Australian Wagyu. Bold, confident, strong, rich in flavour, and fine in texture. W. Black sets a new standard with this exclusive offering of premium Wagyu beef. W. Black cannot be categorised using traditional descriptions, rather it re-defines the standard by which we measure quality. Simply put, W. Black delivers.
The W. Black journey begins with intensive cattle selection undertaken by discerning livestock specialists. Starting with Australia’s leading Wagyu breeders and genetics, calves are hand selected for performance, softness, confirmation, and style. Further selection is undertaken throughout the feeding, processing, and carcass grading stages of the program performed under the guidance of our strategic partner and world’s leading meat processor, JBS Australia. Only after this extensive selection criteria can this small percentage of exceptional, highly marbled beef be branded as W. Black.
The end result is an incredible eating experience, rich in good fats, omega 3, and oleic acid. W. Black provides an opportunity for a select few to sample the earthy caramel flavour and silky texture of this highly sought-after beef.