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Grass-finished Beef 👉🏼Raising Livestock Right

Updated: Jan 22

We raise 100% Grass-finished Beef.

Grass-finished beef comes from cattle that ate nothing but grass and forage for their entire lives.

I recently learned that calling beef "Grass-fed" means that the cattle started on a grass diet but have also received supplemental grain feed or are finished on a fully grain-based diet. That is not how we do it. Cattle were not built to consume grain, they lack starch-digesting enzymes in their intestines. So grains end up accumulating the cow's and bacteria moves in and has a place to live. Now, the cows need to take antibiotics to counteract the bacteria, or risk dying a sudden death. Grain poisoning is actually a thing!

We raise our Heritage Aberdeen Angus without synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, grain, animal by-products or unnecessary drugs. The cows are never confined and raised only on pasture. Pasture raising beef is saving the planet! We are actually decreasing greenhouse gas emissions through our regenerative farming methods.

Cattle that only eat grass are healthier and their meat has a better nutrient profile.

Meat from 100% grass-finished cows is loaded with even more nutrition than what you get from a grain-fed cow. All that grazing of grass rather than being on a diet of processed grain really goes a long way!

Steak cuts on a plate

For example, one grass-fed strip steak that is 7.55 ounces contains about:

  • 250 calories

  • 49.4 grams protein

  • 5.8 grams fat

  • 14.3 milligrams niacin (72 percent DV)

  • 1.4 milligrams vitamin B6 (70 percent DV)

  • 45.1 micrograms selenium (64 percent DV)

  • 7.7 milligrams zinc (52 percent DV)

  • 454 milligrams phosphorus (45 percent DV)

  • 2.7 micrograms vitamin B12 (45 percent DV)

  • 4 milligrams iron (22 percent DV)

  • 732 milligrams potassium (21 percent DV)

  • 1.5 milligrams pantothenic acid (15 percent DV)

  • 49.2 milligrams magnesium (12 percent DV)

  • 0.1 milligram thiamin (7 percent DV)

  • 27.8 micrograms folate (7 percent DV)

  • 0.1 milligram copper (7 percent DV)

We believe we have a social responsibility to grow the highest quality of pastured and humanely raised beef for our community as well as a responsibility for the welfare of our livestock and the environment.

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