Beef from our 100% grass fed cattle contains two to three times the amount of conjugated linoleic acids (CLAs) compared to CAFO (Confined Animal Feeding Operation) grain-finished beef. CLAs are healthy fats associated with reduced cancer risk, reduced cardiovascular disease risk, and better cholesterol levels. It also contains higher levels of antioxidants like Vitamin E and Vitamin A, too.
Beef production has a reputation as being harmful to the environment. A recent research study conducted by Missouri State University (MSU) suggests that managed grazing can potentially offset greenhouse gas emissions, and the finishing phase of beef production can be a net carbon sink, with carbon levels actually being reduced rather than increased. We have seen this on our farm; each year the organic matter of our soils increases. This is done in part by storing carbon from the atmosphere into our pastures’ soil.
Animals raised in open pastures are healthier, need less human handling, need less drug intervention and have a longer life span. All of our Grass fed beef is from cattle that were born and raised their entire lives on our farm. They do not receive vaccines, hormones, or insecticides, and they do not ingest pastures sprayed with herbicides. The simple fact is that our cattle do not need all of these chemicals. Why? Because they spend their whole life rotating across open pastures, just like nature intended.
"We visited the farm today to pick up some beef and also to tour the farm. The family goes to great lengths to farm their animals in a healthy and humane way. We learned so much about grass fed farms and how they work to improve the environment and what we eat. Thank you!"