Healthy Beef

Unlike feedlot beef, Renaissance Farms grassfed beef is raised with zero hormone implants and zero subtherapuetic antibiotics and is fed zero animal by-products. (Please note, we are not certified organic.) Our animals are treated with care and respect, because it is the right thing to do, period. Humane Care should not be a value-added marketing label. You are always welcome to drop by and inspect us, and our gentle, contented cattle.

Grassfed beef offers these advantages compared to grain fed beef:

• A nearly ideal ratio in the occurrence of Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids. Studies indicate that diets with a balanced omega-3 to omega-6 ratio are health-promoting.

• A higher percentage of CLA or Conjugated Linoleic Acid, a potent anticancer fatty acid produced in quantity only by pastured ruminants.

CLA has also been shown to inhibit obesity and prevent diabetes.

According to Dr. Tilak Dhiman of Utah State University, "CLA is the only compound of animal origin that has (been) shown in research trials all over the world to inhibit cancer." (animal trials thus far). *

Recent research has shown that lean beef is superior to free amino acid supplements in stimulating muscle protein synthesis in humans. Translation: by eating lean beef, our bodies are increase muscle protein synthesis by 51 percent, regardless of age. (See "Beef Protein Builds Muscle".)

(See other Related Links for a wealth of information about the current research being done on all of grassfed beef's healthful fatty acids, including CLA.)

Grassfed beef is lower in saturated fat, as much as 35% lower in New York Strip Steaks and 65% lower in ground beef **


* Dr. Dhiman's remarks were made at a conference on grassfed meats and milk, and are reprinted here as they appeared in the February 2001 Stockman Grassfarmer.

**Source: Time Magazine