I grew up in Idaho, where we have free-range cattle. Meat tastes okay. I grew up eating improperly prepared deer and elk. I wasn't really into steaks or fine cuts of meat. I enjoyed a good burger, and that was about it. Then, I met and married a girl from Iowa. She loves steak and complains how the meat in Idaho isn't too good. We moved to Iowa in January. A friend from Idaho visited us last month and my wife went and bought 3 rib-eye steaks that she put some rub on and I grilled them on the old gas grille. Holy cow!! Those were the juiciest, tenderest, best-tasting steaks I have ever had in my life! It was unbelievable. My friend couldn't believe them. He remarked that they were the best steaks he's ever had, including $50 ones in nice restaurants. He was trying to convince us to ship some out to Idaho so he could sell them to local fine eateries for big bucks. They were that good;P . In Iowa, since most of the land is used for crops, all the cattle are fed a diet consisting of mostly corn, and some alfalfa. Since the deer out here eat lots of corn in the fall, I can't wait to shoot one and see how good it tastes . So, do you know what REALLY good beef tastes like? I thought I did, until I had Iowa beef.