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Fetterolf Grass-Fed Beef Is More Nutritious
Most beef cows in America are raised on grass for a brief time and then shipped out to feed lots in other parts of the country to be “finished” (fed specific, typically high fat calorie-dense diets, to encourage maximum growth in minimal time) in confined space on a diet of grain that isn’t natural for their bodies to process. The stress, sanitary conditions, and unnatural corn-based diet these animals face boosts E. coli and other bacterial counts in their systems, which ultimately end up on your plate.
Alternatively, grass-fed cows are fed the diet they were evolved to consume throughout their entire lives. The fresh grasses and forage of the spring, summer, and fall seasons and the preserved summer hay and silage during the winter months. Their lifecycle isn’t altered with hormones and the animals are allowed to naturally mature in season with nature. This offers them the maximum nutrients from their forage, also at its peak nutritionally speaking, to graze on and grow from. This diet difference does carry over to the meat, the product that you consume. Those vitamins and nutrient in the cows diet are what you as a consumer get in your product just as the hormones and bacteria are in present in the meat of mass raised, mass marketed meat. Which would you choose for you and your family?
Fetterolf Grass-Fed Beef Is More Humane
When it comes down to it, in order for one to enjoy meat, animals have to be slaughtered. There is no way around it, and no denying the fact. The PETA videos that are ever gaining popularity demonize the meat and milk industry, and with very valid reason. Conventional beef is typically raised under extremely stressful, filthy, unethical conditions. They are crowded into tiny filthy feedlots, fed low quality food, trucked across country, pumped full of hormones and antibiotics and then subjected to an inhumane slaughter. It’s an assembly-line modeled way of mass-producing the meat our society has created such high demand for. This is not the only way to raise animals and we want our community to come back and support the concepts that can make meat a local and humane part of our lives.
We raise our beef in the most humane and ethical ways possible. Dave has raised cows and pigshis whole life on the same farm our beef products come from now. To see his way of doing things, you’ll know his heart is in farming for more than the profit. Our cows are never crammed into tractor trailers to be dragged away from their land and the only life they’ve ever known. They get to grow up alongside their mothers with the natural milk they were designed to drink, and then on the grass they need and desire to mature. The beef cows stay on our farm from the time they are born, until they are matured and ready for butcher. They live a life of open pastures, secure shelter, clean fresh spring water, and sunshine. No cow is missed under the watchful eyes of Dave and Donn. They don’t raise more animals than what they can sustainably support, watch over, and meet demand with. When a customer buys our products, we want them to know exactly what they’re getting and how it got there. We will continue to strive to offer what is best for the health of our customers, our animals, and our environment.