On the grain-rich farms of the Midwest, the Earth’s greatest concentration of beef cattle is fed and fattened. Famed for its flavor and tenderness, corn-fed beef from the Midwest long has been the standard by which beef is judged. Iowa Beef Packers buys their cattle directly at Midwestern farm feed lots and slaughter them within hours at nearby satellite plants to assure outstanding quality. Long periods of holding and transportation that produce shrinkage, bruising and toughness are completely eliminated. Each day experts carefully hand select superior carcasses from the huge IBP coolers to be broken for our use. Only government-graded, choice and prime carcasses are considered. Final selection is made on the bases of fat cover, meat texture, marbling, uniformity, and cutability.