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So, Whats So Great About Grass Fed Meats?
Local - We work with local farmers and USDA inspected processors that we know and trust. These processors at max output will process maybe 5 animals in a day. This assures quality processing. Local also lets us go there at any time and see what is going on. We know these people and they know us.
No Trickery - Grass Fed does not mean 100% grass fed or pasture raised. Feed an animal grass once and its grass fed right? Organic does not mean the animal did not have an organic grain fed diet. Original Cow is here to shield you from the trickery and just get you honest good healthy meat packed with good fats and nutrients.
Dry Aged for Taste - Aging your beef is the largest taste benefit your meat can get. Original Cow hangs your meat for 2+ weeks prior to packaging. Aging allows enzymes naturally present in the meat to break down the muscle tissue, resulting in improved texture and flavor and makes fats more savory. These days, most beef is aged in plastic shrink-wrap—a process known as wet-aging (Yuck). This is done to get the meat out the door faster. At Original Cow we take our time you will notice the difference even in our ground beef.
Just Salt - Mostly you can just cook our meat and salt it. That's what the Brazillian steak houses and the famous steak houses do, not much else is needed when you have quality meat.
Your Grocery Store Meat is Anemic - Large growers use just enough feed and nutrients to keep livestock alive long enough to get to the processor. That is one of the reasons the animals are so unhealthy and need medications to stay alive. If you look at your meats consistency and color you can see it. Meat is not supposed to be pink and mushy, fat is not supposed to be white and mushy. Think of it like eating candy all day, yes it will keep you alive but will you be healthy? That is what they are doing to your beef! You need your meat to be healthy so that it provides you the nutrition you need to stay healthy. Also saying grass fed does not mean the farm only grass fed, It just means they were at one time.
More Meat Per Lb - Because Grass Fed beef is leaner, You are paying for more meat per lb. You are not paying for fat and water which is the meat industries trick for getting more weight from a single animal. Most beef processing facilities process many thousands of animals daily and because storage is costly and water weight is key, the animals are processed and packaged the very next day before the meat can get properly aged. That's why the less expensive the meat the more mushy it is. Our sides of beef hang for 2 weeks losing up to 10% water weight. This means you are getting a lot more protein per lb with our meats.
Healthier - Mayo clinic even says so!
The difference in the diets of the cattle changes the nutrients and fats you get from eating the different types of beef.
Grass-fed beef have heart-health benefits that other types of beef don't have. When compared with other types of beef, grass-fed beef may have:
Less total fat
More heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids
More conjugated linoleic acid, a type of fat that's thought to reduce heart disease and cancer risks
More antioxidant vitamins, such as vitamin E
Grass-fed beef comes from cattle that eat only grass and other foraged foods throughout their lives. Often, conventional beef cattle eat a diet that includes grains, such as corn, at some point.
Lean beef that's 10 percent fat or less — whether it's grass-fed beef or another type of beef — can be part of a heart-healthy diet.
Pesticides, hormones and all the other nasty things that big farms have to do to up their animal weights as well as keep all these close quartered animals from getting sick , get in your food. You are what you eat right? Well if you eat a cow that has been injected with all kinds of who knows what to keep them alive long enough to process then where do all those chemicals go? Yes you are eating meat but what else are you eating?
Another unhealthy trick is Grain Finishing. This is a process in which the farmer feeds the animal grains before processing to fatten up the animal. Not to make it tastier or healthier. This practice is just to increase the bottom line. 10,000 animal per day X 100 extra lb? You do the math.
Safer - Studies show that grass fed beef may have less instances of E.Coli .
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