The Benefits of Grass-Fed Beef
Grass-Fed beef has become increasingly popular in recent years, and for good reason. Although you may be familiar with the grain-fed beef you see in stores, grass-fed beef refers to cattle that graze freely on open pastures for their lifetimes. Grazing freely allows for a number of benefits for both the cattle and the consumers.
If you are looking for a healthier or more sustainable food source, look no further. Grass-Fed beef is full of health benefits. Compared to grain-fed beef, grass-fed beef has about 50% more Omega-3’s. Omega-3’s are important for brain function, heart health and even help in reducing the risk of cancer.
Grass-fed beef is also known to carry less saturated fat, calories, and total fat. This makes it a great choice for people with dietary restrictions, heart conditions, diabetes, and those just trying to keep a healthy weight. Meat is important to human nutrition, learn more here about the health benefits.
A primary benefit to grass-fed beef is the treatment of the cattle. Grain-fed cattle are typically confined to feedlots where their diet consists of corn and other grains. Grass-fed cattle roam free, eating a natural diet of different grasses while getting consistent exercise. Humane treatment also results in a healthier and more flavorful meat. Grass-fed beef is known to be leaner, resulting in a richer more earthy flavor. When it comes down to it, a happier cow is a healthier cow!
Grass-fed beef is raised in a sustainable, more natural environment. By raising cattle on an open pasture, it helps to easily regenerate the soil, ultimately promoting the growth of grasses and new plants. Another environmental benefit is the reduced use of hormones and antibiotics, this is typically seen in commercial feedlots.
By investing in grass-fed beef, that typically means that you are investing in a local farmer. Supporting local small businesses, especially farmers, makes consumers feel good about the products they receive. It not only supports the local economy, but enforces traditional farming practices that have been a part of many generations and local families. With grass-fed beef, you have the piece of mind of knowing exactly where it came from. For more information on why you should shop locally, check out our “Why Grass-Fed Beef” section.
The quality of grass-fed beef varies depending on conditions and practices each farmer uses to raise cattle. At Goliath Land & Cattle we ensure that the quality of our beef is top tier. For more information contact us.