Best for Our Cows
Grass-fed beef means that the animals are raised on grass throughout their entire lives. These animals are allowed to forage on pasture, their native diet, and are not treated with hormones or growth-promoting additives. Most beef and other animal products at the supermarket are raised in confinement, which is often related to high rates of animal stress, pollution, and the unnecessary use of hormones. At Willow Run Farm, our goal is to raise healthy grass-fed cattle using humane practices and limiting animal stress in anyway we can.
- A cow’s digestive tract is designed to eat grass. Most cows who are not grass fed are fattened on a corn/grain diet that makes them prone to illness and bloat.
- Our animals are out on pasture most of the year and have the ability to run and play as well as interact with the other cattle in our herd.
Best for Us
At Willow Run Farm, we believe in eating and producing quality food with high nutritional content. By feeding our cattle on a grass only diet, we are able to sell meat that is rich in health benefits and has a delicious flavor.
- Lower in fat and calories
- Higher levels of Omega 3s
For more information on the health benefits of grass fed beef, check out the following link: http://www.eatwild.com/healthbenefits.htm.
Best for the Environment