We offer domestic as well as imported beef from Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Central America, South America, and Mexico. Our diverse product line includes boxed beef cuts, both lean and fat trim for grinding, as well as an array of offals. We also offer a wide selection of organic, all natural, grass fed and specialty meat.
Domestic – Fresh Ready Supply
Colorado Foods is proud to have long standing relationships and open terms with every major packer in the United States. We also enjoy relationships with all of the cow/slaughter, smaller packers, and fabricators throughout the United States that date back over 30 years. We can meet any particular demand you have.
Imported – Value Without Compromise
Colorado Foods imports a wide variety of beef. Imported beef offers several advantages not offered by domestic beef. Every plant that we do business with is export approved and inspected by the USDA. They are fully compliant with HACCP regulations, and all plants are USDA certified. Our imported beef products meet the most stringent hygienic standards, are fully traceable throughout the supply chain, and implement strict temperature controls. Furthermore, both foreign object detection and pathogen detection is in place at every critical control point. Colorado Food Products maintains regular plant visits to continuously and personally ensure product quality standards, as well as to maintain direct relationships with all suppliers. This allows for streamlined, hassle-free resolution of claims, timely responses from quality, and assures optimized document requests from foreign plants. Colorado Foods will provide value making your work process more efficient.
Australia is unique in that it produces grain fed and grass fed products. They are able to produce large volumes of fresh and frozen meat, and they have state of the art traceability and pathogen protection. As a rule their line speeds are slower allowing for tighter trim specifications, which improves the yield for our US customers. Colorado Food Products was a pioneer in developing cuts out of Australia for the US market. We are proud to be the first to bring inside skirts, flat meat, and outside skirts to the US from Australia. To this day we remain a leader in these value added cuts.
New Zealand contains a lush, green, all natural environment. Its temperate climate is conducive to English breeds, identical to the U.S. The beef industry does not utilize growth hormones or fed antibiotics. Lean cuts of meat from grass fed cattle can be delivered fresh or frozen. New Zealand produces a large young bull and veal kill, world renowned dairy herd, as well as a full line bovine industry. This is truly an opportunity for the disconcerting buyer to acquire value and quality from a truly pristine region of the world.
The magic of the South American Pampas region, for 100 years has created the finest cattle in the world. Uruguay has taken the best attributes of the Pampas by creating a truly all natural environment. Mandated by federal law, Uruguay prohibits the use of growth hormones, GMO grains or grasses and fed antibiotics. 90% of Uruguay’s cattle herd is Hereford. Uruguayan plant line speeds are slower than the United States, resulting in an average slaughter rate between 500 and 1000 animals a day. The slower line speed also allows for a higher quality trim and yield, which creates the opportunity for more value added cuts.
Central American beef, particularly from Nicaragua, Honduras and Costa Rica, has truly affordable, all natural lean animals. Their beef is perfect for marinating. Thanks to the close location of this region, shipping time is only three days.
For the last 20 years, Mexico has invested heavily in their infrastructure by upgrading quality control, testing procedures and inspection procedures. As a result, multiple plants are now USDA approved for import into the United States. Mexican products are a great option for fresh boxed, grain fed, and USDA approved beef at a greatly valued price.