We wondered how to buy grass fed beef that was raised without chemicals and GMO feed. The more we looked around the more we decided to do it ourselves.
We have been raising or own beef for three years and I will tell you the key things that we have found to get us great tasting, tender, lean, and nutritional meat.
There are several words used in the natural meat market that folks use like grass fed, pastured, organic, and even all natural. These words sound nice but they don’t really tell you the quality of feed the beef animal is eating.
We have learned that quality starts from the ground up. If you want the best beef you need the best dirt. Quality dirt makes quality grass, quality grass makes, healthy animals and healthy animals make healthy and happy people. Sounds simple yet there is so much that has to take place for that to happen.
If we go back to the idea of let our animals do what they were designed to do we see a better way of getting the quality we want. A cow is a herbivore and herbivores eat plants. A cow is a four stomach herbivore that is perfectly designed to digest grass. When we strive to keep our cows on lush green grass every day we find that they thrive and don’t need much else. We give them good clean water and kelp to provide a total nutrition buffet.
I know this isn’t the norm in the conventional beef industry but the proof is in the steaks. After all the conventional beef industry is more concerned about volume than quality. Most beef farmers would rather talk about how big their animals are or how many they have rather than how good they taste.
When asking how to buy grass fed beef look for the best quality meat and ask what the animal was raised on if possible. I know this is difficult to do for many folks because the producer and consumer are so far removed from each other now. However there is help with that gap and you can check out our store page or where to buy grass fed beef here.
The very best way to get quality is to buy from a local producer you can get to know and trust.
Please leave a comment below and tell about your experience finding quality meat.
Thank you and God bless!