Why Grassfed Beef

Shorthorn cattle herdAccording to the Bible, on the fifth day of creation, God created every living creature which would of course include cattle (Genesis 1:20).  Continuing along the biblical theme, Deuteronomy 11: 14 states “I will provide grass in the fields for your cattle and you will eat and be satisfied.”  Psalm 114:14 states “He makes grass grow for the cattle, and plants for man to cultivate, bringing forth food from the earth.”  Thus, if for no other reason, it is our opinion that our Creator made cattle to eat and be sustained through eating grass, not starch-filled grain.*

Science has shown that grassfed beef contains more beta-carotene, vitamin E and omega-3 fatty acids than conventionally raised grain-finished beef. Omega-3 is the good, non artery clogging fat.   It has also shown grassfed beef to contain higher levels of conjugated linoleic acid (CLA), a lesser-known but important group of polyunsaturated fatty acids found in beef, lamb and dairy products.

The starchy grain that conventional beef is finished on is more difficult to digest and causes stress to the cow’s system to be stressed.  Although the starch does increase fat production the stress on the animals system causes the meat to be less tender.

Cattle finished on grass are simply consuming what they have been raised on their entire life, thus no stress.  Less stress produces a calm and docile animal at harvest time which leads to more tender meat.

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*All quotes are taken from the “New International Version” of the Bible.