We strongly believe that the industrialized food system in America is broken, with the greatest culprit being beef and pork raised in CAFO’s (Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations) or Feed Lots.
CAFOs are horribly inhumane to the animals and incredibly destructive to the environment. While they are very efficient and keep the cost of meat low, it is a little known fact that CAFOs contribute more to the destruction of the ozone layer than do all of the cars and trucks on the road combined.
In addition, the animals are given large amounts of growth hormones so that they can be brought to market sooner and are given daily doses of antibiotics to ensure that their crowded living conditions don’t lead to illness. We don’t eat factory meat at home and it is against our principles to sell it in our Market.
We believe grass fed is best and the reason is simple… an animal’s diet has a direct impact on the nutritional value of the product.
For example, the meat from cattle that eat only grass contains two to three times the amount of CLAs (Conjugated Linoleic Acids) compared with grain-finished beef. CLAs are healthy fats associated with reduced cancer risk, reduced cardiovascular disease risk, and better cholesterol levels. Grass fed meat is leaner, and lower in saturated fat and cattle raised on grass are less likely to be given hormones and antibiotics. Grass-fed beef has also been found to have a healthier ratio of omega-3 to omega-6 fatty acids.
ALL of our meat is pasture raised and grass fed (some of it is finished on grain), humanely raised, free of hormones, steroids or antibiotics while being intensely flavorful, nicely marbled and super tender!
The truth of the matter is, meat from cows that graze freely on grass for their entire lives is the best for your health and the for health of our planet and both of those things are very important to us.
Yes, it is more expensive as family farms are not as efficient as factory farms, but your health and the health of your family is priceless.
We source our beef from:
Meyer’s Ranch in Montana
Visit their website @ https://www.meyernaturalangus.com
Strube Ranch in Texas
Visit their website @ https://www.struberanch.com