Why Natural Beef?

Many people are beginning to think more about the source of the food they are eating. This is evident by many foods being labeled "all-natural" and "organic". Beef is no different.

Many questions may come to mind when thinking about the beef in the meat case at the store. How has the beef been cared for? Why types of hormones and antibiotics has the beef been subjected to? How old is the beef I am eating?

So...Why natural beef? Our natural beef is cared for on our home farm in central Missouri. By living on the farm where the cattle roam, we are able to provide the ultimate care for them. Our cattle are very gentle and eat directly from our hands. Our beef is hormone and antibiotic free. Our main goal is to provide a safe and secure future for beef products in the United States.

Why we strive for Lean Protein

The beef that we provide for our customers is a lean product.  This type of lean red meat, trimmed of fat, does not raise total blood cholesterol or LDL (bad) cholesterol levels.  There is also not an increase in cardiovascular risk factors when lean beef is part of your diet.  Beef is a natural source of conjugated linoleic acid (CLA).  Research suggests that increasing the CLA in your diet suggests may have cancer-fighting properties.  In addition CLA has positive effects on cardiovascular disease, body composition, insulin resistance, immune function, and bone health.  Lean protein also has the antioxidant Selenium in it.  Selenium helps protect the body from the damaging effects of free radicals.  Research also suggests that lean protein can prevent chronic diseases, such as type-2 diabetes and osteoporosis.  We pride ourselves on producing healthy lean beef.

Nutrients found in our Beef

Our Natural Beef provides many nutrients that are essential to a healthy diet.  Beef contains protein, riboflavin, niacin, iron, zinc, and vitamin B12. 

  • Protein found in beef is helpful in maintaining and repairing body tissue, as well as form enzymes to increase resistance to infection and diseases.  
  • Riboflavin is also naturally present in beef.  Riboflavin helps the body use energy and promotes healthy skin and good vision. 
  • Niacin promotes healthy skin and nerves, aids digestion, and fosters normal appetite. 
  • Iron is one of the most important nutrients found in beef.  Iron aids the body in carrying oxygen to and from the cells of the body. It is important that you consume Iron to keep healthy blood. 
  • Zinc is a mineral the body uses to form enzymes and insulin.  Zinc is important for normal growth and helps your body when healing wounds.
  • Vitamin B12 is needed for the normal functioning of body cells and the nervous system.  Did you know that Vitamin B12 only naturally occurs in animal cells. 

Why we do not use Hormones

We would prefer our cattle to grow a little longer than injecting growth hormones into our beef.  Injecting hormones into cattle to increase growth rates and body mass has become an acceptable practice.  However, the hormones have health impacts for the men, women, and children who eat the beef.  In some cases negative effects from the hormones can include cancer and a negative impact on child development.  There are also environmental effects when the feces and urine from the cattle enter waterways and causes pollution.  This pollution has a negative effect on the fish and other animals living in the water.  We feel it is very important to provide a hormone-free product to our customers as well as to our own family.  All-natural beef is what we provide and we are proud of that!

Why we do not use Antibiotics

Antibiotics are used to treat and prevent disease in humans and animals.  The overuse of antibiotics is leading to diseases that are not easily treated like before.  This occurs because antibiotics are present in the beef that is being consumed.  In order to prevent this from happening to our beef, we take pride in gently handling our cattle.  We believe that keeping our cattle free from stress and roaming freely keep our cattle healthy.  We provide a clean environment for our cattle and check on them almost everyday.  Handling our cattle in these manners allows our cattle to be healthy and ensures that we do not use any antibiotics in our beef.

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