Cows are born to eat grass. As natural foragers, cattle thrive on a diverse diet of grasses and forbs. Just like people, a healthy diet makes for a healthy cow.
Cattle have been forced by the conventional market into feedlots, gorged on a steady diet of corn, protein supplements, antibiotics, and growth hormones. Grain feeding is not only hard on the animal’s digestion, it also makes them more prone to sickness, which leads to the heavy use of subtherapeutic antibiotics. Commodity farmers are pushed to fatten their steers quickly and easily in crowded, unhygienic feedlots––breeding grounds for disease such as E. Coli.
Our cows are raised in the open air, on pasture. They enjoy an extremely high quality of life and are less prone to sickness or disease. Their natural diet also produces leaner beef, high in heart-healthy Omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin E, and CLA (conjugated linoleic acid), which some studies suggest can reduce your risk of cancer. Better for you, better for the cows, and better for our landscapes.