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The Piedmontese cattle originated in the Piedmont region of northwest Italy, a secluded pocket, naturally protected by the Alps Mountains, evolving over some 25,000 years when the Zebu and Auroch cattle combined to become what we know as the Piedmontese Breed. There are primitive representations of a Piedmontese appearing bovine in the cave art found in that area.
The Piedmontese Beef Breed is the Myostatin Breed defined with the Pedigreed Livestock Council as “Cattle from traceable Piedmontese heritage which posses a minimum of one copy of the Piedmontese specific myostatin allele mutation. The Piedmontese in-active myostatin provides a positive effect on beef tenderness more than any other genetic feature we are aware of at this time.
The myostatin gene (allele) is also responsible for the ‘hypertrophic or double muscling, specific and significant traits that separate the Piedmontese Breed from all others allowing for a higher dressing percentage, cutability and tenderness than any other breed.
The Piedmontese Breed has been successfully cross-bred with many beef and dairy breeds with no efficiency loss in growth rates and in some cases producing efficiency in gain while improving the carcass dressing percentage.
Piedmontese Beef is nutrient rich, low in fat, cholesterol, and calories. Beef is an excellent source of dietary iron, zinc, and protein. The American Heart Association recognizes the Piedmontese Breed as THE ONLY HEART HEALTHY BEEF, recommending 300 milligrams of dietary cholesterol per day. F1 Piedmontese Beef has less than 21% of this daily allowance.
We at Sastex Beef offer you a quality lean, tender, juicy beef. Sastex Beef has blended the Remarkable Piedmontese breed of cattle imported from Italy with our American beef herds, producing a meat genetically lower in fat and cholesterol than skinless chicken or flounder.