We raise grass-fed dairy beef calves. These are calves purchased from local dairy farms when they are one to seven days old. They are bottle fed a high quality milk replacer for eight weeks. The calves get some supplemental feed and high quality hay during the winter months. The rest of the year their diet is high quality grass.
|The difference between grainfed and grassfed animal products is dramatic. |
First of all, grassfed products tend to be much lower in total fat than grainfed products. For example, a sirloin steak from a grassfed steer has about one half to one third the amount of fat as a similar cut from a grainfed steer.
In fact, grassfed meat has about the same amount of fat as skinless chicken or wild deer or elk.1 When meat is this lean, it actually lowers your LDL cholesterol levels.2
Because grassfed meat is so lean, it is also lower in calories.
Source: "Why grassfed is best" published on www.americangrassfedbeef.com.