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The Health Benefits of Grass Fed Meats

Posted by theancientpathsfamilyfarm on March 12, 2008

Our family farm consists of grass fed beef, sheep and free range poultry. In the beginning we couldn’t afford grain to feed to the animals so we stuck just to grass and grass hay. We were looked down upon by friends and neighbors who would tell us that our meat would be tough and tasteless, or that we’d have a hard time finding buyers for our steers. Of course, we believed them. They were, after all, not only more experienced but some of them are rather large producers. But we were after more of a lifestyle than making a living from the farm, so it didn’t bother us too much. Our cows were happy and healthy in their pastures, the chickens and turkeys roamed through the yard and the woods seeking whatever critters they could find to gobble up, and the sheep (4-H projects) were content in their pasture laying under the big evergreen tree. Everyone was content and peaceful.

Then comes the “all natural” and “grass fed, grain free” interest. We started to think that maybe we had “done it right” after all! So we began to learn a little about the health benefits of grass fed beef, in particular. What we’ve learned has been quite interesting!! I’ll share a little here and include links to other web pages that contain more information and more specific information. Read the rest of this entry »

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