Why Grass Fed Beef Is Better
1. It’s Better for You
– No antibiotics or hormones are ever used in producing any of our animals. – Our beef is lower in both fat and calories than conventional beef as well as being higher in Omega-3 fatty acids essential for enhancing heart health.
2. It’s Better for Animals
– Our cattle spend their entire lives in a pasture, in a stress-free environment, grazing in the kind of communal groups they prefer. They are never given hormones to enhance their growth nor is grain ever a part of their diet.
3. It’s Better for the Land
-Feeding cattle a diet of grazed grass requires much less fossil fuel and impacts the environment in a positive manner. Our cattle eat grass and naturally fertilize the land to grow more grass, never adding extra carbon to the atmosphere. -Sustainable management intensive grazing, practiced on our farm, helps keep cattle, air, land, and water healthy and can actually lower our carbon footprint.
4. It’s Better Tasting Beef
-100% grass-fed beef provides a more complex and interesting tasting beef; like a fine wine, grass-fed beef is nuanced. It varies depending on where the cattle have fed as well as the season of the year. -Our beef is dry-aged to intensify its flavor and tenderness. You will notice the difference from your very first bite. Our beef has a unique taste you will want to savor again and again!
5. It’s Better Pork
6. It’s Healthier Chickens
– Our free-range chickens’ diet is all natural and varied, no hormones or antibiotics are ever used. Caged commercial birds can only eat what is placed in front of them; their feed often includes growth hormones, meat and bone meals, as well as antibiotics and chemicals.
Grass Fed and Finished Beef Health Facts
- Low saturated fat levels (Similar to the levels fount in lean chicken breasts.)
- High in “good fat” Omega-3’s (also commonly found in certain fish, such as salmon and tuna)
- High doses of conjugated linoleleic acid (CLA), thought by many to be a cancer fighter
- Reduced exposure to E. Coli bacteria
- Features and agricultural process that is ecologically friendly
- Many people are conscious of the amount and type of fat in their daily diets. Grass fed beef is leaner and healthier than higher-fat content beef produced using traditional cattle feeding methods.
- The overall fat content of grass fed beef is about 25% lower than that of typical corn fed cattle.
- A 6-ounce steak from grass finished beef has almost 100 fewer calories than a 6-ounce steak from a grain fed steer.