Why Grass Fed Beef?
Cattle should grow naturally, at their
own pace and without any artificial growth enhancers or forced to digest a diet of commodity
corn or mixed and dried byproducts - something
nature never intended for them to eat.
Farm animals always benefit when they are kept out of
the feedlots and allowed to mature on pasture at a normal
rate of growth. Our cattle are never injected with growth
hormones, steroids, stimulants or antibiotics, nor are
they ever fed any grains or animal by-products. They graze freely
in large, open pastures on natural grasses
and minerals. Because of this, they grow naturally into
healthy, grass-fat cattle.
Health conscious consumers are looking for an alternative to the
feedlot corn-fattened beef that is found in most grocery stores.
Almost all of the commodity grade beef available in stores
comes from cattle finished on grain, byproducts and antibiotics in
typically muddy feedlots. Those cattle are
injected with growth hormones, steroids or stimulants,
so they will grow quickly. This is a major concern to us
because many health studies are indicating that consuming
meat or dairy products containing growth hormones, steroids,
other chemicals, or antibiotics, is contributing to antibiotic
resistance in humans and earlier maturity traits in our
Grocery stores may also add coloring, enhancers, water
weight or gases (extenders) to their meat. So when you buy
hamburger from a grocery store, you are paying for ground up
parts that may contain who-knows-what-kind of chemicals
and you’re also paying extra for added water weight. You
are not getting pure ground beef.
We promise that your ground beef will be the purest ground
beef available. You can be certain that your ground beef
came from just one steer that was raised under healthy and
humane living conditions.
Your ground beef will contain meat only. With all the recent
beef recalls and BSE "Mad Cow" concerns, that is a very important
thing to know.
Our cattle are selected
to prosper on high quality grass, fresh air and sunshine
without the need for artificial growth hormones, antibiotics
or chemical additives. Pasture finishing by rotational
grazing on lush grass-legume fields produces a superior
quality beef naturally high in flavor, omega-3 fatty acids, CLA
and vitamin E.
Pasture raised meats are a healthier, tastier, more
nutritious and environmentally responsible way to feed your
family. We take pride
in producing healthy foods from healthy animals … the
old-fashioned way. With Sangamon Valley cattle you can
have the peace of mind that comes from knowing how your
beef was raised and the exact source of your meat.
To learn more details about the benefits of choosing products
from pastured animals, read Pasture
Perfect by Jo
Robinson and explore the wealth of science-based information