Forward orders for Full, Half or Quarter cows. This is seasonal and comes with time. If you sign up for the newsletter, we will let people know a month beforehand. Our Kills are managed by our local abattoir and packaged and butchered by them. Our cows feed from organic pastures, grass-finished approach has been lauded for its numerous benefits for the environment, the animals, and the consumers.
Here’s a closer look at why many consider it the best:
- Nutritional Superiority:
- Omega-3 Fatty Acids: Grass-fed, grass-finished meat has a higher omega-3 to omega-6 fatty acid ratio, which is beneficial for cardiovascular health.
- Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA): This type of meat is rich in CLA, a fatty acid linked to reduced body fat and other health benefits.
- Vitamins and Minerals: It is also higher in essential vitamins, including vitamin A, E, and some B vitamins, and minerals like zinc, iron, and selenium.
- Ethical and Humane:
- Natural Habitat: Livestock raised in this manner spend their lives grazing in open pastures, which is closer to their natural behavior and habitat.
- Less Stress: Animals are not confined in crowded feedlots, reducing stress and promoting overall better well-being.
- Environmental Benefits:
- Carbon Sequestration: Well-managed pastures can act as carbon sinks, capturing more carbon dioxide than they release.
- Biodiversity: Rotational grazing can support a variety of plant species and wildlife, promoting ecosystem health and resilience.
- Reduced Runoff: With fewer concentrated animal feeding operations, there’s less runoff of waste, which can pollute waterways.
- Better Taste and Quality:
- Flavor: Many aficionados swear by the richer, more nuanced flavors in grass-fed, grass-finished meat.
- Texture: The meat is often leaner, giving it a distinct texture that many people prefer.
- Fewer Chemicals and Antibiotics:
- Natural Diet: Animals are not fed grains that might be treated with pesticides or other chemicals.
- Reduced Antibiotics: Because the animals are less stressed and not in crowded conditions, there’s less need for antibiotics to prevent diseases.
- Economic Benefits:
- Supports Small Farms: Purchasing grass-fed, grass-finished meats often means supporting local or small-scale farmers.
- Community Health: Grass-fed farming can be a more sustainable option for rural communities, both economically and environmentally.
- Disease Prevention:
- E. Coli and Other Bacteria: Grass-fed animals have been shown to carry fewer harmful bacteria like E. Coli, which can be harmful when transmitted to humans.