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Why Grass Fed

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Why Grass Fed? Independent research has determined that there may be many health benefits to eating grass fed. Pasture raised beef, lamb, and poultry have a better balance of omega 3 to omega 6 fatty acids. than grain fed. It is lower in saturated fats, cholesterol, and calories than grain fed. This means a simple switch from grain fed beef to grass fed could result in a leaner healthier you.

According to Eat Wild, the average person could shed 6 pounds a year switching from grain fed to grass fed.

Eat Wild reports: "A 6-ounce steak from a grass-finished steer can have 100 fewer calories than a 6-ounce steak from a grain-fed steer. If you eat a typical amount of beef (66.5 pounds a year), switching to lean grass fed beef will save you 17,733 calories a year—without requiring any willpower or change in your eating habits." 
 

Why Grass fed Beef?

The Benefits of Grass fed beef are tremendous, especially for folks taking careful steps to avoid heart disease and obesity. Grass fed beef has many health benefits:

  • It's lower in saturated fat.
  • High in vitamin E.
  • A good source of Omega 3 Fatty Acids.
  • High in cancer fighting CLA (conjugated linoleic acid).
  • Higher in calcium, magnesium, and potassium than grain fed meat.

What are the Benefits of Grass fed Lamb?

  • The meat contains less fat.
  • Meat is higher in protein.
  • Higher in cancer fighting CLA.
  • High in vitamin A.
  • A good source of Omega 3 Fatty Acids.

Why Organic Free Range Chickens?

Many consumers are willing to pay extra to take advantage of the benefits of pastured free range chickens. At Thankful Harvest we let our chickens forage for food in pastures and they are given a flax fed, organic raised, but non-soy diet.

Why are grass fed chickens better?

Chickens naturally eat grass, insects, and plant seeds. Most farmers feed their chickens commercial chicken feed made up of mostly corn and soy. Most chickens are confined in commercial hen houses rather than allowing them to forage and feed in a more natural environment. At Thankful Harvest we raise free range chickens that are truly pastured in a natural environment. All our chickens and turkeys are soy free. Want to know why grass fed chickens are better?

  • Eggs and meat have less saturated fat
  • Eggs are higher in vitamin A and beta carotene
  • Eggs and meat are higher in omega-3 fatty acids
  • Eggs are higher in folic acid and vitamin B12
  • Free range egg yolks are a brighter orange color due to higher levels of carotenoids.

Why Raise Organic Grass Fed Herds and Flocks?

What does pasture raised really mean? We think of pasture based farming as a living and learning collaboration with creation. Much of what we do is based on traditional, centuries-proven methods of plant and animal farming. This is why grass fed farming has become a passion for us. We use the latest information available to help us perfect our farming methods. We also collaborate with other farmers and research institutes to better foster our healthy ecosystems and livestock.

Land, Soil, and Biodiversity

We select pasture grasses and legumes that will succeed on the particular soil types on our farm. The soil is regularly tested for composition and nutrient content. We cultivate a mix of grasses and legumes that nourish the livestock and soil at the same time — naturally providing essential nitrogen and other nutrients, without the use of synthetic chemicals. Our practices support the biodiversity of plants, both naturally occurring and those we choose to plant, as well as the microbiology, birds, and wildlife that use the pastures for habitat.

Every aspect of our life is focused on creating the healthiest food source for your family. This is why grass fed organic meat from Thankful Harvest is the right choice for you.