As our primary line of ground beef, Our Certified™ is available in a wide range of lean points and source grinds, providing choices for every preference. Sold through select grocery stores nationwide, Our Certified ground beef delivers quality and freshness you can taste in every delicious bite.Learn More >
Delivering great performance for any application, Skillet Essential® brings great ground beef to the table at a value price. Available in both 73/27 and 80/20 lean points, Skillet Essential is a great choice for any meal from burgers to spaghetti.Learn More >
Produced regionally to ensure the freshest ground beef possible, Meadowland Farms® ground beef is designed to support your busy lifestyle. Offering a wide range of lean points and source grinds, Meadowland Farms is where fresh meals begin.Learn More >
While it isn't a brand you're likely to see while shopping, Excel® ground beef represents the majority of the ground beef we deliver. Usually packaged in-store by our retail grocery customers, this is the ground beef you'll most commonly find in overwrapped trays in your grocer's meat case.Learn More >
There are many more brands in the Cargill ground beef family that you may find at your local grocery store. And all of them promise the same high quality and great flavor you expect from Cargill brands.Learn More >
In looking at the ground beef section of your grocer's meat case, you’ve probably noticed ground beef packaged in a number of ways. From the overwrapped foam or plastic trays most commonly used to tube-like, easy-to-store chub packaging, each packaging type offers unique benefits. Understanding each type can help you identify the one that will best fit your lifestyle.
The most common form of fresh ground beef packaging is overwrapped trays. This package type features air permeable overwrap with ground beef placed on an absorbent pad in a foam or plastic tray, giving it the most limited shelf life of all package types.
A case ready solution that comes in a tube-like package and typically includes a wide range of lean points and source grinds that are easy to store and portion.
This popular case ready solution is packaged and sealed at the plant in a plastic-lidded package to stay fresher longer.
People have been eating ground beef for centuries. Ground or minced beef dates back to the Middle Ages.