Why is this important?
- Water infiltration.
- Grass growth and recovery
- Healthy Animals
- Nutrient cycling
- Mineral cycling
- Erosion prevention
- Carbon Sequestration
- and the list goes on...
By using cattle as nature intended them, we get all these and more benefits. My question for you, our reader is this...
Does your "grass-fed" supplier do this? If not, why? Most "grass-fed" beef is raised in regions that cannot support it, so the producer "makes up for it" by supplementing all kinds of stuff, like hay, wheat, grains, etc. then, still calling it "grass-fed".
My gripe on this subject is that these shenanigans, sort of, half way, kinda meet the technical definition, grabbing the sale at Safeway or WinCo, but truly then defeating the purpose.
How are we different?
To feed and raise "grass-fed & finished beef" we use the soils and grasses in a regenerative nature, working in conjunction with what the landscape, animals and ecosystem is telling us.
Anything short of that is just a sales gimmick.
Here is what it looked like before we grazed it...
Wow - now this makes an impact on a fella, standing in a field that was once only boot height in grass, doused in chemicals, and grazed down to the nub.