GRASS-FED BEEF JERKY IS BETTER
Cleaner, healthier, and better-for-you beef.
GRASS-FED BEEF FAQS
Not only is our beef jerky better for the environment, but it is also healthier than traditional grain-fed beef options. Cattle raised on open pastures and grass fed is leaner, cleaner, and more nourishing.
Why is grass-fed beef jerky better and healthier?
- Grass-fed cattle are raised on open pastures. These cows are never confined to feed lots.
- Grass-fed beef is high in protein, beta-carotene, vitamin B12, vitamin C, and vitamin E.
- It is naturally lower in total fat, and doesn't contain any antibiotics or growth hormones.
- Generally speaking, cattle that is grass fed is cleaner and healthier than conventional grain-fed beef.
Higher in Omega-3 fatty acids and conjugated linoleic acid (CLA). Why are they important?
- Omega-3 fatty acids may help reduce heart disease, help improve eye health.
- Omega-3's can also fight anxiety, depression, and inflammation.
- Naturally occurring CLA in grass-fed cattle has several potential health benefits such as enhanced bone formation, weight reduction, enhanced immune system, more.
So what exactly is corn-fed and grain-fed beef and how does it differ?
- Cows fed on corn or grain gain more weight, which means they produce more beef per cow that can then be sold to the consumer.
- Most cows fed on corn are also confined to small feedlots in order for producers to more efficiently control their weights; grass-fed cows are allowed to roam naturally on open pastures.
- Corn-fed beef has fewer health benefits than grass-fed beef.
GRASS-FED BEEF MAKES HEALTHIER, MORE FLAVORFUL JERKY
Our grass-fed beef jerky is made from 100% grass-fed and grass-finished cattle. It doesn't contain antibiotics or growth hormones, and is higher in Omega-3 fatty acids - a crucial part to a healthy diet that can reduce the risk of heart disease.
HOW DOES GRASS-FED BEEF AFFECT JERKY?
The taste difference
Grass-fed beef is more flavorful than grain-fed beef, pure and simple. We also don’t cake on our marinades to our jerky like many other brands, which leaves a better all-around flavor and keeps the integrity of the beef in tact.
The texture difference
Grass-fed cattle raised on pastures don’t produce a huge difference in texture, other than being leaner overall. However, grass-fed beef jerky does not have a “pressed” or “processed” texture that some lower quality, corn-fed beef, can have.
The cost difference
Grass-fed beef jerky is more expensive for the simple fact that cattle fed 100% grass diets are more expensive. We hope that as regeneratively sourced, pasture raised cattle become the standard then costs will go down.
OUR CATTLE'S ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT
We only source cattle that roam on open, regeneratively-maintained pastures for our jerky. This process increases biodiversity, sequesters atmospheric carbon, improves waterways, and more. Respect the cattle, respect the land.