Increasingly, people are thinking about what they are eating and how it is produced. For beef cattle, grass is the most natural feed available. Our Grass-Fed Beef comes from cattle that roam their entire lives on open pastureland in California and Missouri, eating only a diet of fresh grasses and plants.
Ranchers who raise these cattle take great care to manage their land and make a full commitment to sustainable farming practices. Pasture rotation programs allow for a 30-45 day rest period between grazing. This traditional method of grazing mimics how buffalo grazed in North America for centuries.
Our animals are treated humanely, raised in low-stress environments and never subjected to hormones, steroids, or antibiotics for any reason. Our beef cattle are never fed animal by-products or grain-based feeds and graze on pastures that have been free of synthetic fertilizers, herbicides and pesticides for a minimum of three years.
Lower Fat and Calories
USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 23 (2010)
Richer in omega-3 fatty acids (the healthy fat found in salmon) that results in a more favorable omega-6 to omega-3 ratio. A healthy diet should consist of roughly one to four times more omega-6 fatty acids than omega-3 fatty acids. The typical American diet tends to contain 11 to 30 times more omega-6 fatty acids than omega-3, a statistic that has been considered as a significant factor in the rise of inflammatory disorders in the United States. Research shows that Grass-Fed beef has a significantly lower ratio than grain-fed beef.
Grass-Fed beef is also an excellent source of CLA (conjugated linoleic acid). CLA is a naturally occurring fat that is commonly found in beef, lamb and dairy products and has been shown to potentially fight cancer, reduce inflammation, and improving body consumption.
Higher in Vitamin A Grass-Fed beef supplies two times the beta-carotene of grain-fed beef. A typical 3oz. serving would provide 10% of the recommended dietary allowance (RDA) for Vitamin A for women as compared to 5% supplied by grain-fed been (National Institute of Health Clinical Center, 2002). When it comes to nutrition, Grass-Fed beef truly is a completely different animal.