You see the words “Organic Grass-Fed Beef” on our labels, but what does that mean?
WHAT IS GRASS-FED BEEF AND HOW IS IT DIFFERENT FROM CORN-FED BEEF?
Before we dive into those details, let’s imagine a bunch of cattle just wandering around, munching on grass. It seems simple, but eating grass as a sole food source is complex and very specific. Here’s why: grass is indigestible to most animals on earth. Yet, grass-fed cows manage to turn it into an efficient fuel for their massive bodies.
Grass-fed beef is beef that comes from cows that are primarily fed grasses, hay, and other forage, as opposed to grain-fed beef, which comes from cows that are fed grains, such as corn and soybeans primarily. While both types of beef are widely available in supermarkets and restaurants, grass-fed beef has become increasingly popular due to its perceived health benefits and environmental advantages.
ARE ALL CATTLE GRASS-FED?
Most cattle raised for livestock these days are not grass-fed. In fact, after World War II, The United States had a vast corn surplus and American farmers increasingly began to feed their cattle grain.
WHY PEDERSON'S BEEF IS GRASS-FED:Raising grass-fed beef may be more straightforward, healthier, and more humane, but it also takes more land, more time, and more money. Here at Pederson’s Natural Farms, we believe it’s worth it.
That’s why we’re proud to print “grass-fed beef” on our label. We do things differently than most modern farms do, and we’re proud of it. We want you to know what you’re getting when you buy our beef. You’re getting beef that is 100% organic, grass-fed, and never treated with antibiotics or hormones.
Our cows will never see the inside of a feedlot or finish on corn or any other grain.
We care about what our animals eat because we care about people. We know that grass-fed beef is healthier for you, the cows, the farmers, and the environment.
Besides, we like doing things the old-fashioned way. It’s natural.
Pederson’s Natural Farms would like to share more about why we do what we do. We’re real people, just like you. There’s so much we want to talk about: sustainable farming, flavor profiles, healthy eating, philanthropy.
We’re glad you’re here, and we hope you come back to read more soon.