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Watch: What Do Steaks From a 15-Year-Old Cow Taste Like?

Eater logo Eater 9/11/2018 Eater Video
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The hosts of Prime Time set out to see if a cow’s age affects its taste

“Before 1940 the average age of a harvested animal was four to five years, now it’s 12 to 15 months,” according to Kinderhook Farm farmer, Lee Ranney. The Prime Time duo Ben Turley and Brent Young are meeting with Ranney on his farm in Valtie, New York, to compare three different grass-fed cows: 28 months old, eight years, and 15 years.

Typically, Turley and Young are receiving 28-month-old beef at their New York butcher shop the Meat Hook, so it’s the first time either of them are trying something with so much age. Of the eight-year-old beef Turley notes: “That’s the kind of steak [you’re looking for] when you go to a steakhouse and get the 120-day dry-aged steak, but that’s not dry-aged at all.” “This is just what beef should be,” echoes Young.

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