An update on our 2016 Beef Offering. Here are a couple of photos of steers that we will be offering in September as custom processed beef. These steers have just turned two years old and we look for them to gain well, over the rest of the summer.
Remember flavor is linked to:
- Age – typical grocery store beef is harvested around 16-18 months (bland flavor).
- Diet – our pastures contain diverse forages resulting in complex flavors (unlike bland corn only beef).
- Dry Aging – custom processed beef will be dry aged, grocery store beef is wet aged.
The forages consumed during the last sixty days are key to the nutritional make up of harvested beef. These steers will be harvested directly off green growing forages, not stored forages. The green growing forages will give the best possible fat profile as demonstrated from our 2015 beef analysis. The fatty acid profile will be some of the best you can find.
Why don’t our steers look fatter?
We will add some excellent gains over the next two months but grassfed beef will never look “fat” like a feedlot steer:
- Pasture grazed beef must walk for their food:
- We don’t burn fossil fuels delivering feed to our cattle.
- Cattle have legs, they can walk to feed and water.
- The exercise keeps them fit.
- Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA):
- A diet high in green forages = high CLA.
- CLA is the anti cancer “fat”.
- High CLA is believed to keep cattle leaner, prevents them from getting fat.
Do you want to be fit, trim and healthy?
Eat an athlete like one of our pasture grazed cattle that have high levels of CLA. Avoid the couch potatoe feed lot beef found in your grocery store.
Please drop us a note if your interested in trying some of our pasture grazed beef.