"The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest his patients in
the care of the human frame and diet, and the causes of disease."
- Thomas Edison
Grass Fed Beef
Did you know that grass-fed beef has a large amount of omega-3 (fights heart disease)
but that grain-fed beef has almost none?
Did you know that grass-fed beef has large amounts of C/L/A (cancer fighter) but
that grain-fed beef has almost none?
Did you know that grass-fed beef has 70 percent less cholesterol than grain-fed beef?
The Flying J Farm raises grass-fed beef cattle in a chemical-free pastured environment.
This meat is available all year in popular cuts for your dinner table. We produce
beef in this way because it is healthier for human consumption than conventionally
raised beef. We also, raise the beef this way because it is friendlier for the environment
and better for the cows.
Certified organic beef is raised with NO chemicals and NO antibiotics. On the other
hand “conventional” beef, the type you buy in the grocery store, is raised for the
last 6-8 months of their lives on grain, confined in closely packed feedlots. Because
of the highly stressed, close proximity of the cattle and the fact that they live
in their own excrement during the whole time, to keep them from getting sick, they
must be given antibiotics regularly to keep them alive.
In these conditions, there is an increased
risk that E-Coli will infiltrate the meat. In addition, these cattle are given hormones
and steroids to make them grow fatter, faster and provide greater profits for the
producer. Studies have begun to show that some of these chemicals are getting through
to the humans who consume the meat. Finally, these feedlots produce animal waste
in quantities that pollute streams, lakes, and urban water sources.
Grass-fed beef cattle are raised on pasture for three seasons and hay during the
winter. This is the natural environment for these animals and they do not need, nor
are they given, any chemicals to stay healthy throughout their lives. The cattle
have acres of room to graze in green pastures that result in contented cows that
produce better tasting and tender meat. The manure from the cattle does not go into
the streams and instead is treasured as fertilizer for the pasture as well as for
other crops on the farm.
Chemical-free means no harmful chemicals enter the cows so none is in the meat that
you eat. The dangers of excessive use of antibiotics are well documented in the medical