100% grass-fed and grass-finished? YES
Humanely raised? YES
Source of Omega-3s, vitamins, and minerals? YES
Ever given antibiotics or added hormones? NO
We source our meat from people we trust. That means working with companies and farmers that are dedicated to doing the right thing—never cutting corners, and always looking for ways to improve. Our partners' operating methods are inspired by Dr. Temple Grandin, a member of the Humane Farm Animal Care Program's scientific committee. Their facilities are routinely inspected and approved by the USDA or a comparable agency.
Currently, we source the majority of our beef from Australia. Why Australia? Unlike the United States, Australia has built an entire system on certifying pasture-raised meat. Australia has very high animal welfare standards as well as the climate and pastureland to allow cattle to spend their entire lives grazing.
Our cattle are 100% grass-fed and roam free on grassy pastures throughout their entire lives. These cattle are never put in concentrated animal feedlot operations (CAFOs). They eat their natural diet of grass and may receive other grasses or minerals in the winter months. Examples of grasses they eat may include (but are not limited to) annuals, perennials, bluegrass, rye grass, and sorghum.
Cattle that eat a diet similar to the above give us a finished product that’s a source of Omega-3s, vitamins, and minerals. We believe this grass-fed, grass-finished beef is extra tender. We find it has an unmatched flavor. With great taste and added health benefits, it’s a choice our members can feel good about eating and serving their families.
Typically, cattle that are grain fed start their lives on pasture, but they are later confined to feedlots where their diets can include grains. A grain-based diet primarily consists of processed grains like corn and soy. A grain-based diet and life in the feedlot causes animals to grow much quicker.