Premium USDA Certified Black Angus Beef

Unmatched quality. Unparalleled flavor.

1855® Black Angus Beef has built its legacy on producing premium beef. Using strict program specifications and partnering with family ranchers who have a passion for raising high-quality Angus cattle, 1855 delivers beef with reliable quality and unwavering consistency. Offered in USDA Prime and Upper 2/3 Choice, 1855 Black Angus Beef provides the flavor, tenderness, and juiciness that discerning chefs and retailers know they can trust.

Black Angus Beef, Sourced from America’s Best Cattle

Black Angus” refers to cattle with Angus genetics whose hides are predominantly black and are best known for delivering consistent, reliable beef. While Angus is the most common breed of beef cattle in the United States, 1855 beef is sourced solely from Black Angus cattle raised in the grain-rich areas of the Great Plains, a region known for producing the richest Black Angus cattle available. We carefully choose family ranchers who understand the steps required to achieve a memorable eating experience.

“Black Angus beef tends to marble naturally. Sizing is very consistent, so cutting a nice thick New York Strip or ribeye, knowing that I will get enough marbling, is done with ease.”

–Chef Mike Suttles, Chef de Cuisine, Island Prime and C Level

USDA Prime and USDA Choice Beef for Retail and Foodservice

The Black Angus breed marbles naturally and abundantly for extraordinary layers of buttery beef flavors and a tender, lush consistency. That means 1855 only offers USDA Prime beef and Upper 2/3 USDA Choice beef, the two top USDA Beef Quality Grades achievable. Selecting only Prime and Choice beef helps ensure ideal marbling for the most flavorful and juicy eating experience.

The LEGACY of Gustavus F. Swift

More than 150 years ago, in 1855, Gustavus F. Swift took a $20 loan and laid the foundation to build what is now 1855 Black Angus Beef. 1855 symbolizes the beginning of a journey toward uncompromising quality standards and relentless customer service. His commitment to providing discerning customers with premium beef options continues to inspire us every day.

Deliver your customers 1855 Black Angus Beef and become part of the 1855 legacy.

Become a Featured CHEF OR AMBASSADOR with 1855 Black Angus Beef

Our Featured Chef Program

Love creating flavorful eats with 1855 Beef on the menu at your restaurant? Join the 1855 family as a Featured Chef and share your love for our buttery Black Angus beef with 1855’s following.

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Our 1855 Ambassador Program

Have a passion for cooking up 1855 in your home kitchen or on your grill or smoker? Join our Black Angus beef Ambassador family. You’ll be featured on the 1855 website, social media, and other communications, and have the opportunity to make memorable eating experiences with 1855 Beef.

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Exclusive Recipes for 1855 Black Angus Beef

Try recipes developed exclusively for 1855 by chefs and influencers from all over the United States. There’s a dish for everyone who appreciates premium beef, from classic Black Angus ribeye steak dishes to Texas-style smoked Black Angus brisket.