Why Grass-Fed and Finished Beef?
Vibrant grasslands are a critical component in maintaining a healthy environment for generations to come. Grazing livestock on grass is an essential part of ensuring the health and continued growth of grasslands. The cool part is that the process of grazing creates rich, healthy soil which stimulates grass growth which in turn helps the environment and ensures a renewable food source for cattle. Cattle then, convert grass into an edible and delicious source of protein for human consumption.
- The environment relies on healthy grasslands
- Grass relies on fertile soil
- The process of grazing creates fertile soil
- Cattle eat the grass and convert it into beef all while adding nutrients to the soil
- The nutrient-rich soil then promotes richer, thicker grass growth
- Thicker grass pumps oxygen into the air, pulls carbon out, and puts it into the soil
- and the cycle goes on and on...
Buying your beef from a local producer who raises cattle on grass is a very real and cost-effective
way for you to not only know exactly what is in your food but also to contribute to the long-term health of the planet and enjoy a nutrient-packed food product that is delicious and good for you.
Grass-fed and finished beef contains almost double the CLA (conjugated linoleic acid) as grain-fed and finished beef. CLA is a fatty acid that helps prevent several diseases and conditions including obesity and diabetes. CLA is one of the only cancer fighting nutrients derived from meat. Grass-fed and finished beef is high in potassium, magnesium and sodium. Grass-fed and finished beef contains up to six times more omega-3 fatty acids than grain-fed and finished beef. Omega-3 fatty acids help combat arthritis, depression and aid in increasing mental focus. Finally, grass-fed and finished beef is high in antioxidants such as vitamin E. Vitamin E plays a vital role in reproductive health and aids in maintaining the health of our eyes, blood, brain and skin. Having all these health benefits packed into one food is extremely rare these days.