Farmer and CEO, John Wood, on the farm with cattle and flourishing grasses. 17 May 2022
Ahh, summertime. The sunny season is here, and it’s time to get the grill out.
But before you order that “fancy-brand” box of Father’s Day or graduation steaks, it may be an excellent time to surveillance your meat sources. Are you getting quality meats? Where exactly is the meat in those beautiful boxes sourced?
Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food
The saying “you are what you eat” also applies to animals.
Over the past two decades, US Wellness Meats has been humanely and sustainably raising 100% grass-fed beef from outstanding quality cattle.
Many companies advertise grass-fed beef, but do they finish the cattle on grain before selling? Unfortunately, this is a common practice that defeats the purpose and benefits of raising grass-fed beef.
US Wellness takes great pride in producing only the best in their grass-fed steaks. Handpicked US Wellness Meats farmers raise 100% grass-fed meat. Animals are raised regeneratively on sustainable farms where animals graze and move the way nature intended, creating healthy and bountiful pastures. US Wellness does not use GMO feed, antibiotics, or growth hormones, and when it comes to quality, they never compromise. The beef they raise is better for the planet, better for the cattle, and better for you. You will taste the difference.
Why 100% Grass-Fed is the Best
100% Grass-fed steaks are more nutritious than conventional beef and contain higher branch chain amino acids and essential vitamins. Compared to commercially raised meat, grass-fed is much leaner and contains vital nutrients that improve immunity and reduce inflammation, including antioxidants and around twice the conjugated linoleic acid (CLA). 100% grass-fed beef contains up to 50% more Omega 3, the essential fatty oil found in salmon; grass-fed beef is less likely to have antibiotic-resistant bacteria, increasing the meat’s food safety.
In the United States, most cows begin their lives drinking milk and eating grass. However, conventionally raised cows shortly transition to feedlots, are confined to limited space, and are fed grain-based feeds to fatten them quickly. The cows typically remain in these feedlots for several months before being delivered to the processing plant.
A cow’s diet significantly affects its nutrient composition, particularly its fatty acid composition.
Grass-fed beef usually contains less total fat than grain-fed beef, which means 100% grass-fed beef contains fewer calories per ounce and has a more beneficial fatty acid profile. 100% Grass-fed beef contains much less monounsaturated fat than grain-fed beef and has numerous heart-healthy benefits. Grass-fed beef supplies ample B Vitamins, creatine, carnosine, iron, selenium, zinc, Vitamin A, Vitamin E, and high-quality protein. Grass-fed beef has significantly lower saturated fat levels than grain-fed beef. The fat content of grass-fed beef is comparable to skinless chicken. Exchanging the saturated fat in grain-fed beef with the unsaturated fat in grass-fed beef can significantly reduce your risk of heart diseases.
Give your taste buds and your family a treat this summer. Discover the delicious selection of US Wellness Meats, including the best steaks you’ll ever eat, like ribeye, T-bone steak, and filet mignon. Fire up that grill and try these all-natural, delicious meats!