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Houston Business Journal
44 Farms inks deal with Houston billionaire on reality TV show
Houston billionaire Tilman Fertitta signed a $2 million deal with 44 Farms on Fertitta's "Billion Dollar Buyer"
Business 2 Community
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"This week, Tilman Fertitta meets with Bob McClaren, James Burks and BJ McElroy of 44 Farms."
News West 9
CTX cattle ranch to be on ‘Billion Dollar Buyer’
One Central Texas cattle ranch "44 Farms" is getting national attention.
44 Farms Spring Sale Book
Redefining Stadium Food
With Houston growing in reputation as the Culinary Capital of America, demand for top-tier dining during sporting events is on the rise. 44 Farms has teamed up with Underbelly Executive Chef Chris Shepherd to help redefine “stadium food.”
First look: Chris Shepherd’s One Fifth Steak opens tomorrow in former Mark’s space
44 Farms Angus Porterhouse is the featured picture for One Fifth's opening announcement.
Angus Foundation raises more than $265,000 for education, research
"Five heifer pregnancies from notable Angus breeders: 44 Farms, Cameron, Texas — Purchased for $10,000 by McMahon Family, Belle Point Ranch, Fort Smith, Ark."
Dot’s Hop House Resurrected the Ancient Club Schmitz Grill—and its Burger, too
"I order the Club Schmitz Burger, made with two quarter-pound 44 Farms beef patties, American cheese, shredded lettuce, tomato, red onion and house-made pickles. This is America’s sandwich."
2017 Beef Seedstock 100
"The beef business is changing and as it does, its genetics suppliers are changing too. The BEEF Seedstock 100 list is your sourcebook and your history book for this highly important sector of the beef business."
Cowboys tee up new lunch, dinner menus at Stadium Club
Features a 44 Farms burger at the Stadium Club in Arlington.
Houston Business Journal
Houston businessmen land on Fertitta’s reality show season 2
"CNBC's "Billion Dollar Buyer" will feature a pair of Houston-based architects and designers along with Cameron-based 44 Farms, according to a release."
5 Things You Need To Know About Chef John Tesar’s Forthcoming Burger Concept
"He’s still going to be sourcing his top-quality beef from 44 Farms."
First Bite: Third Coast
Executive Chef Jon Buchanan is "sourcing from local purveyors as much as possible, including using cheese from the Houston Dairymaids, beans roasted by Katz Coffee, produce from Atkinson Farms and meat from 44 Farms."
A focus on customer service has made the rebirth of 44 Farms a success story
“Our principle business is providing productive genetics,” McClaren says. “The program is one of balance with maternal and carcass merit both holding importance so our producers can be successful.”
Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House Opens in Uptown
"They’ve also added selected cuts of beef from local vendors including...short ribs from 44 Farms..." According to the press release: “Holben predicts a new favorite for lunch will be the 44 Farms Jalapeno Burger with Texas Toast.”
The Five Greatest Burgers In Texas
The 44 Farms Pimento Cheese Burger from Knife in Dallas was awarded No. 4 in the 5 Greatest Burgers in Texas.
Visiting 44 Farms, Where America’s Tastiest Cows Are Made
"This week on The Meat Show — Eater Video’s web series hosted by Eater NY editor and professional carnivore Nick Solares — the crew visits 44 Farms, a cattle ranch 70 miles outside of Austin that is the source of some of the best and most highly regarded Black Angus beef in the country."
A Burger Tribute to Food Writer Josh Ozersky
John Tesar uses 44 Farms Angus Ground Beef to craft the burger dubbed the Ozersky, in tribute to food writer Josh Ozersky.
Duke’s Brings Craft Movement to Van Zandt County
“We came up with the idea for a burger joint and sports bar after realizing that many towns in East Texas don’t have a good place to watch big sporting events and enjoy a high quality burger,” Rami said.
2016 Food Awards
44 Farms Texas Kick Beef Jerky wins 'Best Snack' in Southern Living Magazine's 2016 Food Awards.
Dallas Chef John Tesar Brings Texas to South Beach
Chef John Tesar brings a taste of Texas to Miami for South Beach Wine and Food Festival. He will partner with acclaimed chefs Francis Mallmann, Paul Qui, and Gabriel Ask, on February 24 at Los Fuegos in South Beach for "Epic Collaboration Dinner.”
Temple Daily Telegram
The Yards of Cameron Opens To All
The Yards of Cameron hosted an Opening Day event on February 20, which featured the first ever 44 Farms Farmers Market, a Cameron Yoeman alumni baseball game, a college baseball game and a kite flying event.
Young leaders honored at NCBA
Our very own Tracy Woods was awarded a spot in the 2015 "40 Under 40" class by Farm Journal Media. 40 Under 40 recognizes men and women who will be instrumental in meeting the 2050 challenge of feeding 9 billion people. Way to go, Tracy!
Mudhen, The Farmers Market’s Flagship Restaurant, Strikes A Balance Between Health And Gluttony
Mudhen Meat & Greens serves "The Loco Moco," a 44 Farms ground beef patty sandwich with bacon, topped with a Vital Farms egg.
First Look: Mudhen Meat & Greens at the Dallas Farmers Market
Mudhen Meat & Greens at the Dallas Farmers Market is now open and has several options using 44 Farms beef.
Branded Beef Sells
Beef Today discusses the branded-beef program by 44 Farms, the seedstock operation, and the Prime and Choice beef offered by 44 Steaks.
A Look at Wayward Sons on Lower Greenville
44 Farms supplies the majority of the beef used at Wayward Sons on Lower Greenville in Dallas, Texas.
Marketing Branded Beef Works for Farms and Ranches
Ag Web discusses the process, quality and success of 44 Farms' branded beef program.
Food Department Holiday Giveaway: Yeti Rambler and 44 Farms Beef Jerky
Southern Living is hosting a competition which will give away a box filled with 44 Farms beef jerky and a Yeti Rambler. The winner will be chosen on December 11th.
The Today Show
Best Mail-Order Foodie Gifts Across America: Ribs, Ice Cream Sandwiches and More (Video)
The Today Show featured a 44 Farms Family Pack as a mail-order gift for the holiday season. The Family Pack includes three of our best selling all natural Angus steaks.
Gift the Gift of Smoked Meat This Holiday Season
The Houston Chronicle recommends a 44 Farms smoked prime rib as a holiday gift.
First Look at The Burger Joint: The Newest Place In Montrose for Classic Burgers
The Burger Joint, a new burger restaurant in Houston, uses freshly ground 44 Farms Angus beef patties to create a juicy burger for their new menu.
Meet the 8 young guns of Houston barbecue
Eight chefs are recognized for their talent in the Houston barbecue scene, one of which is Patrick Feges, a chef at Southern Goods serving 44 Farms beef. In addition, The Houston Chronicle recognizes Papa Charlies and Killen's, which also serve 44 Farms beef.
Crossing Over: Southern Goods and Brick & Mortar Kitchen
Southern Goods uses fresh beef in their kitchen from 44 Farms.
The Top 25 New and Improved BBQ Joints in Texas!
Papa Charlie's Barbeque, a restaurant in Houston serving 44 Farms Beef, made the list for Texas Monthly's Top 25 Best New Barbecue Joints in Texas.
BuffBurger on verge of tasty breakthrough
Buff Burger uses 44 Farms beef for their in-house made hamburgers.
Toyota Center cooking up a fancy feast for Rockets fans
Toyota Center uses 44 Farms beef in their "Clutch City Dog," served on a bed of waffle fries.
Celebrate Out of the Box: Autumn in Houston
Rico's menu includes a bacon-wrapped hot dog made with 44 Farms beef and a Tex-Mex burger that smothers a 44 Farms beef patty with queso salsa and fresh guacamole.
Houston Business Journal
Inside Pappa Charlies’ first brick-and-mortar location (Video)
Papa Charlies serves brisket, hot dogs, and other BBQ from 44 Farms beef.
Six Celebrity Stadium Chefs
Chef Chris Shepherd's "44 Farms Jalapeño Cheddar Dog" is served at the NRG Stadium, home of the Houston Texans.
Only one Houston restaurant makes magazine’s list of Top 30 in the South
Underbelly, a Houston restaurant featuring Chris Shepherd, is the only restaurant to make the "Top 30 in the South".
Advocate: Oak Cliff
Photos: 44 Farms beef now at Cibo Divino
The restaurant and market Sylvan Thirty now carries 44 Farms beef.
Food & Wine
6 Delicious Jerky Snacks You Should Be Eating
Food & Wine recommends 44 Farms Jerky as a delicious snack.
Consider the source: Beaumont eateries that serve local goods
The Grill recommends the 44 Farms’ six-ounce filet mignon and ribeye.
A Look at Chef Todd Ginsberg’s Dinner at The Second Floor
Ghef Gottlich showcased 44 Farms NY Strip at a five course tasting event.
Chef Secrets: Rising star shows how to grill the perfect burger (the secret’s in the bubbles)
Chef Joseph Stayshich shares his tips on grilling the perfect burger using 44 Farms beef.
Service Station: Perry at the Grill
Beth Rankin discusses her experience at Perry at The Grill in Beaumont, which serves 44 Farms Beef.
A First Look at BuffBurger
The new Spring Branch burger joint specializes in all things natural and local using ground beef Angus from 44 Farms.
Texas Cattle Ranchers Whipsawed Between Drought And Deluge
44 Farms discusses the aftermath of the recent flood in Cameron, Texas.
More Meat on the Upcoming Celebrity Dinners at Knife
The culinary collaborations feature 44 Farms beef.
Cowboys and Indians
44 Farms Wants You To Know Your Rancher
Cowboys and Indians discusses the emphasis 44 Farms puts on the value of chef to farmer relationships.
Deutsch Dawg: JCI Grill’s “German Style” Hot Dog of the Month
44 Farms supplies all-Angus beef for JCI Grill's new "German Style" hot dog of the month.
What’s The Beef
D Magazine picks 44 Farms beef jerky as one of their local gift favorites
Put Health to the Test
The importance of screening for BVI-PI
Service Station: Brittany at Neches River Wheelhouse
If you’re a steak fan, this seafood spot is, surprisingly, the place to go: they now receive all of their steaks from 44 Farms.
Dallas Chefs Keep Showing Up to Cook at the James Beard House, Apparently Invited
As ground zero for the country's most prestigious culinary awards, each chef that makes the trip to New York City to cook dinner at the Beard House is vying to be named one of the best in America. Over the past few weeks, some of Dallas' best and brightest have made a case for Dallas' culinary revolution in this hallowed kitchen.
The Western Producer
$175,000 heifer donation highlights Denver bull sale
44 Ruby 3839 contributed by 44 Farms of Cameron Texas was sold at the Angus Foundation sale held at the National Western Stock Show in Denver, Colo. on Jan. 14. Proceeds benefit to the Angus Foundation which supports education, research and scholarships for Angus junior members.
American Angus Association
Angus Foundation Heifer Package Goes to Three-Peat Buyer
A packed crowd in the Beef Palace Arena at the National Western Stock Show (NWSS) on Wednesday, Jan. 14, witnessed an impressive $175,000 bid for the Angus Foundation Heifer Package.
Travel + Leisure
Dallas’s Farm-to-Table Food Scene
Where John Tesar’s rare cuts include a well-marbled dry-aged rib eye from 44 Farms, a sustainability-focused ranch founded in 1909.
8 Places to Eat Frito Pie in Austin
Black Star's aptly-named fiery chili, "Bowl of Red," is made with 44 Farms beef brisket braised in a spicy Texas chili, and topped with sharp cheddar cheese, onions, and jalapeño. Add Fritos for free!
Eat Me: The 30 Ounce 44 Farms Tomahawk From Resto Gastro Bistro
Resto Gastro Bistro serves 44 Farms steaks.
2014 Holiday Gift Guide: 44 Farms
We’re turning the spotlight on food-centric gifts over the next 12 days leading up to Christmas.
10 Flavorful Gifts for Foodies
Esquire Editor at Large, Josh Ozersky, curated the following list of awesome things to buy for that certain hungry someone.
Houston Tidbits Holiday Gift Guide
The small ingredient list and big flavor combo will put the typical jerky you crave out to pasture. Savor the holidays with tempting tastes, such as Simply Smoked or Texas Kick.
6 Tips For Buyers & Sellers At A Cattle Sale
Fall cattle sales offer opportunities for ranchers to expand by purchasing open and bred females. Here are six tips from Bob McClaren, founder and CEO of 44 Farms, for both buyers and sellers at a cattle sale.
No ‘Misteak’: High Beef Prices A Boon For Drought-Weary Ranchers
If you've shopped for meat recently, you no doubt have noticed that beef prices are up. Some grades are even at the highest levels ever recorded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Though the inflated prices may be hard on consumers, they're helping Texas cattle ranchers recover from a fierce drought.
A Snapshot of Tout Suite
Tout Suite serves a 44 Farms flank steak sandwich with caramelized onions, provolone and a house garlic aioli on a pretzel hoagie.
Shepard Ross to Open The Del at Shuttered Taste Of Lebanon
As with Glass Wall and BAC, the cuisine will feature local/sustainable produce and meat from producers like 44 Farms. "It will be a little bit Glass Wall and a little bit Brooklyn," said Ross.
Adapt or die: A central Texas cattle ranch changes with the times
44 Farms is one of the best examples of how the cattle business has evolved over the decades. Established in 1909 in Cameron by S.W. and Jose McClaren, the ranch is now helmed by great-grandson Bob McClaren.
Beefy Joyrides for Every Budget at Dallas’ Knife
Knife gives beefy joyrides for every budget. Among the largely economical "New School" steaks, home in on the supple, $25 flatiron (a shoulder cut) from 44 Farms north of Austin...
100 Things Every Houstonian Must Do
What does it mean to live in a state with the world’s largest ranches, a metro area of 6.2 million that somehow finds room for 158,000 head of cattle, a county (Harris) that ranks in the top 20 percent for beef production? It means you’ve got no excuse for eating a bad steak...
Farmers Diary: 44 Farms
Edible Austin discusses the quality of 44 Farms beef as well as the process behind the farms operation.
Record attendance at 44 Farms cattle sale
On Saturday, Oct. 25, an estimated 750 people attended the eighth annual 44 Farms bull and female cattle sale, including bidders from 32 states.
Food & Wine
Best Dishes in Texas
A chef, a barbecue expert and a hotelier choose their favorite dishes from Austin to Marfa.
Texas Gets Three Nods on Esquire’s Best New Restaurants List
Ozersky called Knife “the steakhouse of the future,” and credited its chef, John Tesar, for sourcing much of its meat from Texas’s 44 Farms and for selling a steak for $25.
The Best New Restaurants in America, 2014
Tesar has already done at lot at Knife, but two things in particular have the potential to change the game, even in Texas. The first is that by sourcing most of its meat from 44 Farms, Knife has made good on a promise that we have been hearing about for years: that we could eat local beef that was as delicious as the best grain-fed commodity Prime from the Great Plains.
Put Up Quality Silage
Researcher and cattlemen give tips to improve silage quality.
Culture Map Houston
New cafe spices up EaDo restaurant scene with sweet refuge for laptop users
One of the signs of an evolving restaurant scene is the addition of a neighborhood cafe: a casual space where people can gather and linger over coffee or a light meal. North downtown just got one thanks to The Honeymoon and now, with the opening of Tout Suite, EaDo has, too.
44 Farms to Donate 2015 Angus Foundation Heifer
The Angus Foundation is pleased to announce 44 Farms, Cameron, Texas, as the 2015 Angus Foundation Heifer Package donor. She sells January 2015 at the National Western Stock Show in Denver, Colo.
The Opening and Closing of the Week: Sep. 6-12
Each Friday, Gastronaut rounds up the most notable opening and closing of the week.
Restaurant review: John Tesar’s Knife Dallas
Dallas-Fort Worth does not lack for steakhouses, but with the opening of Knife Dallas, the new restaurant at the Highland Dallas (formerly Hotel Palomar), the rest seem moot.
Harvest on the Square: Farm-to-table restaurant opens Sept. 19 in downtown McKinney
A new restaurant coming to downtown McKinney aims for an impact beyond city limits.
The 5 Best Things to Eat or Drink This Weekend
"Chef Chris Shepherd of Underbelly, chef Randy Evans formerly of Haven and chef Patrick Feges of Feges BBQ will use 44 Farms meats to prepare a smoked barbecue meal."
BBQ NEWS: 08/01 – 08/07
This Sunday afternoon at Hay Merchant in Houston, chefs Chris Shepherd of Underbelly, Randy Evans of Haven and Patrick Feges of Feges Barbecue will be cooking barbecue. Proceeds will benefit the SEAL Legacy Foundation.
Feature: Have a Cow
With spoon a runaway success, dallas’s john tesar has turned his attention from seafood to steak. One bite of his 240-day-aged ribeye, and you’ll be over the moon
Grace’s Adam Jones and Blaine Staniford on The Evolution of Fort Worth Diners
Fort Worth is known far and wide for its Stockyards, cowboy hats, barbecue and chicken-fried steak, but over the past several years the oft-shunned other half of the DFW metroplex has made some serious advances in the culinary realm.
Culture Map Houston
New Midtown Bar Promises Alternative to Party Scene
Bourbon on Bagby will sell locally-raised beef from 44 Farms for its hamburgers and all-beef Angus franks.
Cowboys & Indians
The Grass Whisperer
Founded more than a century ago, 44 Farms in Cameron, Texas, has been run by four generations of the McClaren family. But what really sets the successful black Angus cattle and beef operation apart isn’t the McClarens’ history of tradition, but their innovative approach to farming the rich land along the Little River...
Culture Map Houston
New Houston restaurant breaks the CityCentre chain reliance with some serious meat
"Diners can choose from suppliers such as locally-raised 44 Farms..."
6 Nosy Questions with Bob McClaren
Bob McClaren’s resume reads like a little boy’s fantasy: He’s worked as a sports executive (namely as the former president of the Houston Astros), sports agent and, ultimately, a real-life cowboy.
Behind The Gates: 44 Farms
Sherwood W. McClaren built 44 Farms’ first red barn back in the early 20th century, putting down the roots for a Central Texas legacy that remain to this day.
A time to build: Bred heifer sales and drought recovery
After a two-year drought that besieged Texas and the surrounding states, the cattle industry gears up for a recovery. Three registered Angus breeders of varying size and scope offer their unique perspectives on how to rebuild and whether now, indeed, is the time.
Beef merger in big leagues
The former Astros president of business operations and current team board member and consultant says the same methodology can be applied to 44 Farms, his fast-growing business where four-legged performers are measured by a different type of quality standard.