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Why Grass Fed Beef?

There is a lot of information on the internet regarding the health benefits of grass fed beef and we don't pretend to understand all that is being said. There seems to agreement that compared to grain-fed beef, grass-fed and finished beef is lower in calories and fat, yet much higher in Omega-3 fatty acids. Grass-fed beef also has a healthy ratio of Omega-3 to Omega-6 fatty acids as compared to grain finished beef. It's also higher in conjugated linoleic acid (CLA), proven to build muscle, reduce body fat, and induce an optimum cellular environment for improved health. Grass-fed beef provides more vitamins, including three to six times more Vitamin E than grain-fed beef and a number of antioxidants including lutein, zeaxanthin, and beta-carotene. A grass-fed steak has about the same amount of fat as a chicken breast and a better Omega-3 profile. It also has less cholesterol and 4 times more CLA than chicken. 

As farmers committed to raising grass-fed and grass-finished beef we see the difference in the health of our animal as compared to cattle finished in confined feed lot operations. Today very few farmers have the resources to finish out their own calves. In order to maximize the number of animals a cattle grower can run on their farm, calves are removed from their mothers, weaned and sent to market as quickly as possible. In most cases calves are sent to market 6 to 8 months after birth allowing the farmer to breed back their cows more quickly. In comparison grass-finished animals stay with their mothers longer and will remain on the farm up until they are taken to the processor. Without confinement, grain and supplements, grass-finished animals won't reach slaughter weight until they are 24 months or older. The extra time the animal remains on the farm ties up resources and reduces the number of animals the farmer have at any given time. In contrast, cattle confined to feedlots that are fed grain and possibly hormones will reach the same weight much quicker than grass-finished beef, often reaching processing weight in as little as 14 to 18 months.

The rapid feedlot weight gains often comes at the expense of the animal’s health and comfort. Cramped, noisy and often unsanitary feedlot conditions stress the animals and necessitates the need for constant medication to control sickness. If you're still wondering what the tradeoff is? Farmers that choose to finish their cattle on grass loose the benefit of high volume production but the animals they do bring to the market are healthier and higher quality beef.