Introduction of ATM International USA
ATM International USA was established in 2012.
We currently carry Domestic U.S. Wagyu produce by Super Prime Beef which is our sister company, along with the domestic Wagyu we are also distributor of US and Canadian protein products (beef, pork, and chicken), domestically and overseas mainly to South East Asia .We also import and sell Japanese Wagyu beef with the highest quality to the U.S. domestic market.
On August 2014 we acquired meat processing plant located in Torrance, California; we began to sell our processed meat products to the local restaurant. By purchasing directly from the producers, we can provide a stable supply of high quality protein products (beef, pork, and chicken) with lower cost comparing to purchasing from another distributor.
American Corn Fed Beef
What is Corn Fed Beef?
Corn-fed, also known as conventional or grain-fed, is the most widely produced kind of beef in the U.S. This is the product most consumers see in the meat case at the supermarket. Conventional beef assures a consistent, year-round supply of high quality beef with the tenderness and flavor most consumers prefer. Corn-fed beef cattle spend most of their lives in range or pasture conditions eating grass. At 12 to 18 months of age, conventional cattle are moved to a feedlot and are usually separated into groups of 100 animals and live in pens that allow about 125 to 250 square feet of room per animal. Cattle usually spend four to six months in a feedlot, during which they are fed a scientifically formulated ration of corn and/or silage, hay and distillers grains.
Effect of Diet on Beef Flavor
High-energy grain diets produce a more acceptable, more intense flavor in red meats than low-energy forage or grass diets. Grain feeding generally increases carcass weight and intramuscular fat content compared with forage feeding.
More than 40% of the variation in beef flavor between grass- and grain-finished beef, unaged and aged beef has been accounted for by diet. More linolenic acid and less oleic and linoleic acids in forage-fed beef compared with concentrate-fed beef may be partially responsible for these diet differences.
Steaks from pasture-fed cattle finished on corn contain less acetic and caproic acids and equal amounts of several other fatty acids (propionic, isobutyric, butyric, isovaleric, valeric, isocaproic and heptanoic) than those maintained on pasture alone. Phospholipid and fatty acid composition of the phospholipids are correlated with flavor differences in ground beef.
Phospholipid and fatty acid contents increase with time on feed beyond the initial forage grazing period. When steers are fed grain, gamey/stale off-flavor decreases and roasted beef flavor increases. This may be due to increases in the phospholipids, phosphatidylcholine and phosphatidylethanolamine. Diterpenoids correlate with gamey/stale off-flavor and with loss of roasted beef flavor; lactones correlate with roasted beef flavor and with lower gamey/stale offflavors.
The Corn Belt is a region of the Midwestern United States where corn (maize) has, since the 1850s, been the predominant crop, replacing the native tall grasses. By 1950, 99% of the corn was grown from hybrids. Most corn is fed to livestock, especially hogs and poultry. In recent decades soybeans have grown in importance. The U.S. produces 40% of the world crop.
In 2002, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio together were responsible for almost half of American corn production. Corn-belt farming emphasizes a judicious combination of producing corn both for the market and for fattening swine and beef steers.
Rank of States in Terms of Planted Corn Acres, 2000 to 2012P
|Colorado||14||16||16||16||15||States are listed in order of rank based on 2012 prospective plantings.
Source: Calculated from U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Agricultural Statistical Service data.
More than 50 percent of the total
|1. Texas||2. Nebraska|
|3. Kansas||4. California|
|5. Oklahoma||6. Missouri|
|7. Iowa||8. South Dakota|
|9. Wisconsin||10. Montana|