We love our meat here in America, and we eat a lot of it. There is just nothing tastier than a delicious slab of red meat. But all red meat isn't created equal. Here at Hague Angus Ranch, our Sand Hill Slims are made with 100% grass fed beef. The benefits of raising our beef this way go way beyond inducing your taste buds into a saliva-brimmed Woodstock, it is healthier and better for the environment too.
The way we raise our food has a huge effect on the environment. Raising grass fed beef has a few advantages in regards to the ecosystem that conventional methods lack. First, it uses less overall greenhouse gases. Second, grass fed pastures are notably more bio-diverse, and thus healthy, than pastures raising animals by conventional means. In many cases, grass feeding methods also improve the quality of water run-off in well managed pastures.
Reduce Chance of Food Poisoning
Consumer Reports released a report that is the most comprehensive of its kind. It states that grass fed meat has a significantly lower chance of putting a person at risk for food poisoning. Additionally, it avoids the dangerous antibiotic resistant strains of bacteria that are so common from pumping animals full of antibiotics in our traditional animal raising methods.
As we mentioned, because our animals aren't packed together as tightly as possible, they don't need to constantly ingest antibiotics to stay healthy. Because they are grass, and not grain, fed, our cattle have a much lower rate of e coli. Additionally, the cattle aren't given hormones to increase their weight, so the meat tends to be more nutritious.
Help Regulate Blood Sugar
There are healthy fats, and there are unhealthy fats. Meat raised conventionally tends to be chock full of the latter. However, grass fed beef has the healthy kind of fats, which have conjugated linoleic acid (CLA). CLA has been shown to have a regulating effect on insulin production in the body. Additionally, some evidence suggests that CLA could reduce the risk of heart disease, as well as have cancer fighting properties.
What a cow eats will directly affect both the type and level of nutrients that their meat will offer. It is no wonder so many people are making the health and environment conscientious choice to switch to grass fed beef. Here at Hague Angus Ranch, we just don't think there is a better way to raise meat humanely, responsibly, and of course deliciously.
Our Sand Hill Slims are not only the most delicious meat snack on the market, they are among the healthiest. Health and taste, there is no reason to sacrifice either when you order from us. Our delectable beef jerky sticks are available for order online today. Please reach out to us by email if you have any questions about our product or delivery. We will be happy to answer any questions that you may have.