Benefits of Grass Fed

Our cows are Grass Fed and Finished for a reason.

WHY BUY GRASS FED BEEF?

It was a couple of years ago when a friend of mine told me that grain (also known as grain finishing) given to cows is not a cow’s natural diet.  I had never heard that before.  I did the research, reading everything I could find on the subject of ruminants aka cows .  I am very happy that I decided to raise my cows on grass and finish on grass.  (The fields at Wilcox Farms are Certified Organic by Oregon Tilth) Most cows are conventionally eating grass in the beginning.  It has been the practice in the US for beef cows to leave the grass before going to slaughter and go to a feed lot to “fatten them up,” by using grain.  This can make them sick which is why they are given antibiotics in feed lots.  Our cows are all natural.

Reported Benefits of Grass Fed Beef:

Extra Omega 3′s essential fatty acids like those found in fish. Omega-3 fatty acids play a vital role in every cell and system in your body.  For example, of all the fats, they are the most “heart friendly.”

The meat and milk from grassfed ruminants are the richest known source of another type of good fat called “conjugated linoleic acid” or CLA. CLA is worth a google search.  CLA is also known for its body weight management properties, which include reducing body fat and increasing lean muscle mass, AND has anti-cancer properties.  It is best to get this from a natural source, like grass fed beef and not from a supplement.

Cows eating their natural diet is SAFE for you.  Our cows are raised on lush grass on the Wilcox Family Farms certified organic pastures.  We practice sustainable farming practices; good for you & good for the environment.

And the NUMBER ONE reason to eat grass fed beef?????  It tastes better.  It’s beefier.  When you purchase your beef direct from a farmer you can be assured the meat in your freezer is from one cow.  No need to worry about your hamburger anymore.

I encourage you to search the internet and educate yourself about the health benefits of grass fed beef.  Here are some good sources on information:

Taken from www.EatWild.com

and-  About CLA- wikipedia

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