Beef bones from grass-fed cows?
Know of any sources? Do they cost an-arm-and-a-leg more than the "mainstream" ones?
So did we get an answer? I am curious as well to where I can get these bone for making tallow.
Disclosure: I'm a butcher at Seward.
The beef bones are from Hill and Vale (a whole carcass cutting program). This is a local grass fed animal that is grain finished for 3 months. It's grown without hormones or antibiotics. Dog bones are generally marrow bones, and soup bones are meatier bones or knuckle bones. Both are managed with the same safe food handling practices.
The entirely grass fed line of beef at Seward is is from Grass Run Farm, and arrives in the form of boneless sub primals that we freshly cut into steaks, roasts, stew, stir fry, etc.. Oxtails from Grass Run Farm are frequently available.
Another distinction would be organic certified bones, and I'm fairly certain these would demand a higher price. I'm not aware of any local sources.
Any shop cutting from carcass will offer bones for dogs and stock. Lamb, pork, bison, and occasionally elk bones are available at Seward.