You already know that grass-fed beef is the best kind of beef out there. Consumers are slowly starting to catch onto this, and the demand for grass-fed beef is increasing. However, grass-fed beef, real grass-fed beef, still only makes up a small part of the beef
that is commercially available in grocery stores.
To make up for the lack of products on the market, many labels are using certain
specifications to call their beef “grass-fed,” even if it’s not what you expect. To know
you’re always getting the best grass-fed beef product, shop with Dark Hammock Legacy
But here’s the thing: Almost every cow is fed grass for most of its life. The difference is
what the cows are fed, or finished with, in the time before slaughter. Some are grass-
finished, and that can make them entirely grass-fed cows. Others are finished with
grains, a cheaper alternative that helps the cows bulk more in a short period of time.
One of the problems with a grain finish is that it’s very difficult for consumers to find out
exactly what those grains consist of. At Dark Hammock Legacy Ranch, we’ll always be
honest with you about what our cows are eating. When you’re shopping in a grocery
store, it’s hard to tell. Those grains could be other food waste, silage or grains fed to the
cows in a feedlot. Grass-finished cows live in pasture and have to forage for their food,
giving their meat a leaner consistency.
Grass-fed cows also absorb many nutrients through the grass they eat. Upcycling
what’s in the soil, they ingest omega 3 essential fatty acids, conjugated linoleic acid and
antioxidants like beta-carotene and vitamin E, passing those nutrients on to the product
In order to ensure you’re buying “real” grass-fed beef, research certifications to look out
for. American Grassfed Association’s certification includes a stringent example of what
can be marked as “grass-fed beef.”
Another option is to go right to the source. At Dark Hammock Legacy Ranch, we are
completely honest with our feeding so that you get the beef that’s right for you, and the
one you deserve. We won’t trick you with mislabeling. We know you’ll taste the
difference. Visit our website for more information or to order today.