you ARE what you EAT
So it should come as no surprise that what you eat is what it eats, too.
It's a remarkably simple concept: the nutritional value of an animal product
is directly influenced by the animal's diet. Therefore, say advocates of the
rapidly growing Grass-fed movement, the animal's diet should be as biologically
natural and as packed full of nutrients as possible, right? Apparently not, if
you're in the U.S. commercial meat business. The truth is that a vast majority of
our country's commercially raised ruminants like cattle are raised in feedlots,
fed a grain-based diet and, typically, treated with hormones, feed additives and
"This is some very tasty beef. Best I've had in ages. This is our first grass
fed beef, and we knew it was going to be more flavorful, but it's beyond what
- Tom I. (Check out his great recipe for Guinness Sliders in our recipe section!)
it's more then meats the eye
But the move toward grass-fed is about more than just animal welfare. It's also
about human health. Inappropriately feeding animals dry grain is a direct
contributor to those animals developing pathogens such as E. coli (in cattle) and
Salmonella (in poultry). And if that isn't convincing enough, consider that mad
cow disease is unknown among cattle fed entirely on pasture and hay.
Raising grass feed beef isn't easy. Mother Nature plays a huge role in the
growth and condition of our pastures. Droughts, heavy rains and periodic winter
freezes in Florida can make our cycling of harvests a bit unpredictable. After
all, raising grass fed beef is really about raising healthy green grasses for our
cows to enjoy. The average cycle of getting a cow ready for harvest is 24 -30
months so patience is also a large part of the process.
Besides the grass aspect, selecting the type of beef to raise involves
understanding the different genetics of different breeds, their breeding
cycles and their characteristics. Raising a quality grass fed beef is a
continual learning process. We have carefully chosen to raise pure Black Angus
beef for our grass fed operation because of its great taste, tenderness and
HoWa Farms is committed to the humane treatment of animals, while also providing
a delicious beef that you can be proud to serve to your family. Beef can be
purchased by the quarter, half or whole cow. We hope you will allow us the
opportunity to provide your family with delicious, nutritious grass fed beef!
Studies show that grass fed beef offers healthier benefits than grain fed beef.
grass fed beef is:
- Lower in total fat and calories
- Higher in Omega 3 Fatty Acids
- Higher in Vitamin E and Conjugated Linolenic Acid
- Lower in Omega 6 Fatty Acids.