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Grass-fed beef is becoming a popular product among consumers because people are loving the taste and health benefits! Want to learn more? Read below!

OUR BEEF:

Are Happy Cows! Our cattle are GRASS-FED & GRASS-FINISHED. Our vast acres of tame and native grass allow our livestock to roam and graze freely while eating a natural diet in a stress free environment.

​NO added  hormones or antibiotics

We do not mass treat our animals or use antibiotics in any of our feed. Canada has strict guidelines which need to be met before any animal can be harvested, which we scrupulously follow. We abide by these rules and as a result of our notable grazing & handling practices, it is very rare that we have animals become sick or injured.

Is home raised.

Has a diet higher in alfalfa, creating a more desirable Omega3:Omega 6 Ratio (among the best in the world!) 

GRASS FED BEEF:

Contains less total fat

compared to conventionally fed beef, which makes meat much leaner with fewer calories. With our beef, you'll never have to worry about draining the fat!

 

 

 

 

Because meat from grass-fed animals is lower in fat than meat from grain-fed animals, it is also lower in calories. (Fat has 9 calories per gram, compared with only 4 calories for protein and carbohydrates. The greater the fat content, the greater the number of calories.)

 

As an example, a 6-ounce steak from a grass-finished steer can have 100 fewer calories than a 6-ounce steak from a grain-fed steer. If you eat a typical amount of beef (66.5 pounds a year), switching to lean grassfed beef will save you 17,733 calories a year—without requiring any willpower or change in your eating habits. If everything else in your diet remains constant, you'll lose about six pounds a year. 

 

 

 

Provides up to five times more heart healthy Omega–3 fatty acids than grain-fed beef

Omega-3 are studied to reduce inflammation, fight depression, and aid in brain health during pregnancy & early life.

There are two types of fats that are essential for your health—omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids. The typical western diet is overloaded with omega-6 fatty acids and deficient in omega-3s, upsetting a critical balance. Grass-fed Cattle have the most desirable Omega3:Omega 6 ratio by far! 

 

 

 

 

 

Omega-3s are called "good fats" because they play a vital role in every cell and system in your body. For example, of all the fats, they are the most heart-friendly. People who have ample amounts of omega-3s in their diet are less likely to have high blood pressure or an irregular heartbeat. Remarkably, they are 50 percent less likely to suffer a heart attack.[3] Omega-3s are essential for your brain as well. People with a diet rich in omega-3s are less likely to suffer from depression, schizophrenia, attention deficit disorder (hyperactivity), or Alzheimer's disease.[4]

Therefore, when you switch to grassfed products, you are helping to correct the gross imbalance in the western diet.

Omega-3s are most abundant in seafood and certain nuts and seeds such as flaxseeds and walnuts, but they are also found in animals raised on pasture. The reason is simple. Omega-3s are formed in the chloroplasts of green leaves and algae. Sixty percent of the fatty acids in grass are omega-3s.

( US Dairy Forage Research Center, 1995 Research Summaries.)

Cattle raised on our ranch have a diet high in Alfalfa, which makes an even more desirable ratio of Omega3:Omega 6 (In fact, we believe that due to our environmental grazing conditions, our beef is among the best Omega3:Omega6 ratio in the world!)

Contains conjugated linoleic acid (CLA)

A type of fat that's thought to reduce heart disease & cancer risks, maintain weight loss, retain lean muscle mass, and control type 2 diabetes -- the type of diabetes that is often associated with obesity.

Meat and dairy products from grass-fed ruminants are the richest known source of another type of good fat called "conjugated linoleic acid" or CLA. When ruminants are raised on fresh pasture alone, their products contain from three to five times more CLA than products from animals fed conventional diets.

CLA may be one of our most potent defenses against cancer. In laboratory animals, a very small percentage of CLA—a mere 0.1 percent of total calories—greatly reduced tumor growth. [12] There is new evidence that CLA may also reduce cancer risk in humans.

 

In a Finnish study, women who had the highest levels of CLA in their diet, had a 60 percent lower risk of breast cancer than those with the lowest levels. 

Eating a balanced ratio of essential fatty acids is linked with a lower risk of cancer, heart disease, diabetes, obesity, and mental disorders

Has 4x more Vitamin E than conventional beef.

Score Ten for Grass-Fed Beef

Grass-fed beef is better for human health than grain-fed beef in ten different ways, according to the most comprehensive analysis to date. The 2009 study was a joint effort between the USDA and researchers at Clemson University in South Carolina. Compared with grain-fed beef, grass-fed beef was:

  1. Lower in total fat

  2. Higher in beta-carotene

  3. Higher in vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol)

  4. Higher in the B-vitamins thiamin and riboflavin

  5. Higher in the minerals calcium, magnesium, and potassium

  6. Higher in total omega-3s

  7. A healthier ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 fatty acids (1.65 vs 4.84)

  8. Higher in CLA (cis-9 trans-11), a potential cancer fighter

  9. Higher in vaccenic acid (which can be transformed into CLA)

  10. Lower in the saturated fats linked with heart disease

 

S.K. Duckett et al, Journal of Animal Science, (published online) June 2009, “Effects of winter stocker growth rate and finishing system on: III. Tissue proximate, fatty acid, vitamin and cholesterol content.

 

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total fat grass fed beef vs other meat.g

Data from J. Animal Sci 80(5):1202-11.

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