Summer Grilling 2021

Wisconsin

Wisconsin's taste buds have spoken and they're calling out for beef on the grill. Discover local recipes, flavors and meet members of the beef community.

popular Wisconsin-inspired recipes

Balsamic and Blue Cheese Steak Sandwich

BALSAMIC & BLUE CHEESE STEAK SANDWICH

Use Flank Steak, arugula, blue cheese and ciabatta bread for a fresh and tasty sandwich. Perfect to make for lunch or a quick dinner.

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Cheesehead Sliders

Cheesehead Sliders

Thrill your tailgate crowd with these Wisconsin-inspired winning beer-infused Cheesehead Sliders.

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GRILLING FAVORITES

It's always time to fire up the grill and we’ve got just what you’re looking for. Whether you want a classic burger or a spice-rubbed steak with a side of grilled fruit, this collection won’t disappoint.

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Smoked Beef Brisket

Smoked Beef Recipes

Fire up the smoker and enjoy the delicious taste of smoked beef. From traditional barbecue dishes to recipes with more flair, we have a recipe for expert and beginner pitmasters alike.

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Marinades and Rubs

While most cuts taste great with just a pinch of salt and pepper, the chance to boost flavor with a host of savory marinades or rubs invites exploration and takes your beef to new flavor heights.

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MEET THE PEOPLE BEHIND THE BEEF

Wisconsin Farm Uses Grazing Management to Benefit Local Grassland and Wildlife

Huth Polled Herefords in Oakfield, Wisconsin is owned by Jerry Huth and Josh Scharf. Through grazing management practices, the cattle help improve the local grasslands by stimulating the soil with their hoofs and maximizing photosynthesis by grazing on grass. This grazing also helps offset greenhouse gas emissions by keeping the land in growing pasture for carbon to be stored in plant roots and the soil. Huth Polled Herefords works with local agencies like the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources to ensure their practices align with public land goals to help support local wildlife, plant life, and maintain natural habitats. For their sustainability efforts, the JY Ferry & Son Ranch was awarded the Wisconsin Environmental Stewardship Award (ESAP).

"Our families take great pride in knowing that we are providing a high-quality protein in the most sustainable way possible." - Jerry Huth

Meet More Members of the Beef Community:

Jim and Sarah Peterson

Meet Wisconsin beef farmers, Jim and Sarah Peterson of Kewaskum, Wisconsin. Jim and his daughter Sarah own and operate Hillside Farm where they work together to manage their family farm. The Petersons raise around 600 dairy steers a year, and they raise the majority of their own feed on 300 acres of corn, beans, barley, wheat and oats. They are committed to sustainable farming and regularly incorporate by-products from the local ethanol plant in their cattle feed.

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ESAP 2019 Region 3

raising beef in wisconsin

Raising beef is a complex process, but throughout the entire journey, one thing remains constant – the shared commitment to raising cattle in a safe, humane and environmentally sustainable way by using the latest technology and resources. Today, there are more than 3.4 million cattle and over 27,000 cattle farms and ranches in Wisconsin. Learn more about Wisconsin's beef farmers and ranchers who are raising beef from pasture to plate.

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Wisconsin Fact

While Wisconsin leads the nation in production of snap beans, cranberries, and ginseng, the meat industry is still at the heart of the state. In fact, the Green Bay Packers name originated from a meat packing company.