WHAT IS GRASS-FED FREE-RANGE
So you hear words like free-range and grass-fed tacked onto meat labels and you assume they’re the better option so you may or may not choose it over regular beef. We’re here to tell you of the benefits of our line of grass-fed free-range and once you know the benefits to health, animal welfare and flavour you’ll never turn back.
Grass-fed free-range beef is from cattle that have been raised on pasture with lots of space to graze and forage. Conventionally raised beef, on the other hand, means the cattle are often on grain-based diets and not given roaming freedom. The cattle forage for their own food and lead a much healthier lifestyle and natural diet that is a contributing factor to the unique characteristics of this beef.
The way in which the cattle are raised and treated contribute to the flavour and the tenderness of the cuts. This is a noticeable benefit with grass-fed free-range beef where it will tend to be richer, with a more earthy natural taste that reflects the natural diet of the animals. Grass-fed is additionally more tender due to the cattle being more active, which makes for a leaner meat with a finer texture.
Not only does it taste delicious, but there are also added health benefits to eating grass-fed beef. Generally the fat content is lower making it an overall leaner protein source. It is also richer in essential nutrients like omega 3 fatty acids, vitamin A and E and antioxidants.
Finally this method of farming is sustainable, environmentally conscious and supports proper animal welfare. Choosing grass-fed beef supports ethical farming practices allowing the animals freedom to roam and caring for their overall well-being. It is more environmentally friendly as it requires less energy and resources compared to grain based feeding methods.