★ Grass-fed beef is low in fat (3-5%)
★ Grass-fed beef is high in "good cholesterol" (HDLs)
★ Grass-fed beef is rich in omega-3s (LNA, EPA, DHA)
★ Grass-fed beef is rich in conjugated linoleic acid (CLA)
★ Grass-fed beef has fewer calories than grain-fed beef
★ Grass-fed beef supports local farmers
★ Grass-fed beef is easier on the environment
Saturated fats (LDL) can collect along the walls of your blood vessels, which can lead to heart disease and high cholesterol.
Unsaturated fat (HDL), such as Omega-3 fatty acid, can help clear out the blood vessels and also help with brain function and eye function.
Grass-fed beef is high in HDLs with virtually no LDLs.
Take a look at the two flow charts below comparing our methods to those of large-scale, conventional feedlot operations. It illustrates many of the reasons why our current cattle farming system is unsustainable and unhealthy for our country.
It will also become clear to you why purchasing Century Harvest grass-fed beef is a healthy alternative for you and your family, as well as for the environment.
1. Calves are born and raised on pasture at our farm until they have enjoyed 2 springs of lush green grass.
2. The animal is slaughtered locally, and then processed by our butchers on our farm in our USDA processing facility.
3. We compost the manure collected at our barn and fertilize our pastures without synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides, or fungicides.
4. 100% of your food dollars remain in your local economy making your local food system more secure, and your local farm more sustainable.
Look at all that waste! Conventional beef production exports billions of dollars in American money to foreign countries to feed the need for petroleum in the form of fuel and fertilizer. This is unsustainable for our environment, unhealthy for our citizens, and completely unnecessary. There are alternatives!
1. Calves are born at cow-calf operations all around the country and sold at a sale barn to a finisher. Most are separated from their mama
cow and sold prior to weaning so the farmer doesn't have to make more than one trip per season. (money is exported from our economy for petroleum and fertilizer).
2. Calves are shipped to a feedlot in the midwest (money is exported from our economy for petroleum).
3. Feedlot animals are then fed a diet of corn and a cocktail of drugs including calcium carbonate(CaCO3) and Bovine Growth Hormone (BGH). Cattle are not able to digest corn effectively, and CaCO3 is an antacid that finishers use to keep stomach acid buildup from causing liver failure. BGH simply allows the animal to gain weight over less time (money is exported from our economy for petroleum).
4. After the animal reaches ~1000lbs, it is shipped to a processor for slaughter. The animal is then butchered (money is exported from our economy for petroleum).
5. The butchered meat is then shipped to a grocery store near you—often thousands of miles away (money is exported from our economy for petroleum).
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