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Why Grass Fed Beef Is Better

Why grass fed beef is better

Why grass fed beef is better for you. 100% grass fed cattle make for qualities meats that are more than delicious. It’s a healthy alternative to conventional, grain fed beef. No pesticides, antibiotics, or added hormones. Lower in both fat and calories than conventional beef and higher in Omega-3 fatty acids, beta-carotene, vitamins A, D, E, and K – all essential for enhancing heart health.

When you choose to eat meat from animals raised on pasture, you are improving the welfare of the animals, helping to put an end to environmental degradation caused by feed-lot finishing, helping small-scale ranchers and farmers make a living from the land, helping to sustain rural communities, and giving your family the healthiest possible food. It’s a win-win-win-win situation.

But, what is grass fed beef?

In 2007 the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) published a legal definition for the term grassfed in the federal registry, which is the government’s “dictionary of terms” for labeling. The USDA’s definition of grassfed requires that the animal eat a 100 percent forage-based diet, but this label does not guarantee that the animal has not been given antibiotics or added hormones. And it does not guarantee how or where the animal was fed grass. The USDA does not guarantee that the meat you are eating was produced on an American family farm (it could be foreign beef). To further confuse the issue, anyone who was using the term “grassfed” prior to the filing of the definition can continue to use the term, even if they’re not following the current requirements.

How to make certain you are buying grass fed beef?

Knowing who you’re buying from is very important. Going to the ranch or farm is the ultimate way to find out for yourself how your food’s being grown. It’s also the most cost-effective way, since you typically negotiate directly with the ranch, on the ranch. And it’s always a great way to spend a few hours out in the country.

Potter 8 Ranch raises free range 100% grass fed beef

Potter 8 Ranch beef is true grass fed beef, in that grain is never introduced to their diet. Grass fed beef is higher in nutrients and Omega-3s, which are sourced from the grass. The Omega-3 content of beef goes down when grain is introduced to the cow’s diet. Therefore, grass fed and grass finished Potter 8 Ranch beef is among the most healthy beef on the market. And you’re always invited to visit us and see for yourself how your beef is raised!

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