Jennifer Sygo is a dietitian at the Cleveland Clinic Canada. She wrote an article titled “The Beef About What Cows Eat”. In the article, she states that Grass fed beef is healthy for you if it is properly raised. However, because there is no governing body that regulates the term Grass fed, it is up to the consumer to verify that what they are buying is 100% Grass fed.
At Pettit Pastures, we have gone through the process of being Certified by the American Grass fed Association (AGA). The AGA defines Grass fed animals as those that have eaten nothing but grass and forage from weaning to harvest, have not been raised in confinement, and have never been fed antibiotics or growth hormones. In addition, all AGA certified producers are American family farms and their livestock is born and raised in the United States. AGA’s standards are verified by an independent, third party, on the farm yearly inspection. In addition to our AGA certification, Pettit Pastures welcomes anyone interested in locally grown, Minnesota raised Grass fed beef to stop at our farm in Milaca to see first hand how we raise our cattle.
To read Jennifer’s full article click here.