Angus Beef raised on Pasture, Naturally -- with NO synthetic hormones, NO grain & feed antibiotics or growth promoting hormones - Raised just like God intended.
Larry Sansom
3096 Cedar Grove Rd
Hartford, KY 42347
Phone: 270.302.2836
angus@larrysansom.com
What is Grassfed Beef & Why is it Better?

Most of the Beef animals in the United States are grain-fed. They spend their first year or so on pasture, then they are shipped to a distant feedlot to be fattened on grain and "by-products feedstuff'. Within a matter of weeks, this artificial diet loads their muscles with saturated fat and depletes their supply of beta-carotene, vitamin E and "good" fats such as omega -3 fatty acids and CLA (conjugated linoleic acid). Typically these animals are also treated with synthetic hormones and feed antibiotics to stimulate their growth. The net result is a fatty, high-calorie, medicated meat that you have read about and probably have been told to limit your enjoyment of.

By contrast, "grass fed" cattle spend their entire lives on pasture -just like their wild ancestors. They are not treated with hormones, feed antibiotics, or growth -promoting hormones. As in nature, their health and rate of growth is determined by their genetics and the quality of their environment.

Grass fed animals are far better for your health than grain fed animals. Specifically, they are lower in fat and calories but higher in key vitamins. What's more, they are a rich source of "good" fats and nutrients which may reduce your risk of cardivascular disease, cancer, diabetes, obesity, and other debilitating conditions.

Let's look at the meat of grass fed cattle. When these ruminants are raised on pasture, their meat is naturally very lean. A sirloin steak from a grass fed steer has about one third the amount of fat as a similar cut from a grain fed steer. In fact, grass fed meat has about the same amount of fat as skinless chicken or wild deer or elk.

When meat is lean, it actually lowers your cholesterol levels.
Now you can enjoy red meat again-- with your doctors seal of approval. Grass fed meat is also lower in calories. If you eat a typical amount of beef (66.5 pounds/year), switching to grass fed beef will save you 17,733 calories per year. If everything else in your diet remains constant, you'll loose about six pounds a year.

Although grass fed meat is low in "bad" fat (such as saturated fat) it has from 2 to 6 times more of a type of good fat called "omega-3 fatty acids". Many people are unaware that some kinds of fat can be good for your health. These play a vital role in every cell and system in your body - people with ample omega 3's are less likely to have high blood pressure or irregular heartbeat and remarkably they are 50% less likely to have a heart attack.

The reason grass fed ruminants are a good source of omega 3's is that these essential fats are found in the green leaves of plants. When cattle are taken off grass and shipped to a feedlot, its supply of omega 3's diminish. Only 40 % of Americans consume a sufficient supply of these nutrients - 20% are so low they cannot be detected.

Grass fed beef offers many additional benefits, including a newly discovered "conjugated linoleic acid" or CLA. Unlike omega 3's CLA is not an essential fat, but it enhances your health nonetheless. Research has shown a reduction in tumor growth and reduction of cancer risk plus a remarkable property that may help reduce fat and build muscle - every dieters dream. One test showed a 15-20% drop in body fat while the placebo group had little or no change in weight or body fat.

For more information on the many health benefits plus the documented research - call for a copy of the book "Why Grass Fed is Best" by Jo Robinson or visit www.eatwild.com

Is it organic? No, I do not feel the bureaucratic effort for organic certification is economical for my customers. Also I know the benefits of removing worms and other parasites from your livestock, which is not allowed under "organic". Just because it is Organic-- it is Not Grass Fed- probably they are fed an expensive and scarce organic grain. I DO follow the organic model as closely as possible and do not feed genetically modified grain, antibiotics or growth hormones, etc.

Our Specialty - "WHOLE COW HAMBURGER" Our USDA Inspected ground beef is available in pound packages and also hamburger patties. Enjoy Lean Grass Fed ground beef that includes meat from the "Whole Cow" - prime rib, t-bone steak, roast, etc. not just the "cheap" cuts like conventional ground beef. Best tasting hamburger you've ever had, and Healthy too!

I can't find it at the Grocery. Because Grass fed Beef is not promoted by the large packing houses and feed yards, you will not find it in the grocery, you will have to "come out to the country" to see your beef enjoying lush green grass. You will probably need a freezer or capacity to buy a larger supply of healthy food without the convenience of weekly shopping.

Call for availability and information on custom processed half and whole cattle for your freezer.

Phone: 270.302.2836
Email:
angus@larrysansom.com

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