Meat, eggs, and dairy products from pastured animals are ideal for your health. Compared with commercial products, they offer you more “good” fats, and fewer “bad” fats. They are richer in antioxidants; including vitamins E, beta-carotene, and vitamin C. Furthermore, they do not contain traces of added hormones, antibiotics or other drugs.
Compared to grain-fed beef, grass-fed beef is lower in calories and fat, yet much higher in Omega-3 fatty acids (even as much as wild salmon) and has a healthy ratio of Omega-3 to Omega-6 fatty acids (a big problem with supermarket meat). It is also much higher in conjugated linoleic acid (CLA), proven to build muscle, reduce body fat, and induce an optimum cellular environment for improved health.
Recommended Cooking Tips
Cooking grass-fed meats is of utmost importance. The vast majority of people who are relatively new to it do not cook them properly. Overcooking grass-fed meats (even just a little) can turn the finest steak into shoe leather.
“Grass Fed” is a term used frequently in the marketing of meat, but what does it mean exactly? In short, not much. All cattle are grass fed for the first part of their lives. Cows are ruminants (as are sheep and goats), which is to say that they have a four-chambered stomach specifically designed to digest grass and grass and nothing but the grass.
Before making your first bulk order, it's important to understand the different weight measures and how they affect the overall cost of your order. First time buyers who don't already understand the weight measures often find themselves surprised that the weight of the meat they bring home (boxed weight) is different than the weight of the animal before butchering (live weight) and during dry-aging (hanging weight). We recommend you familiarize yourself with the following info and be sure to ask any questions you have before purchasing to avoid any confusion. Here is a breakdown.
Live Weight: Walking around weight of the live animal.
Hanging Weight: This is the weight of the butchered animal as it hangs in the locker to dry age. This weight does not include the head, hide, hooves, blood and innards, which have been removed.
Boxed Weight: This is the net weight of the meat you will receive that is packaged and ready for your freezer. The reduced weight here is attributed to the cutting and trimming of fat, connective tissue, bone, etc., as well as moisture lost during the dry aging process. This weight varies dependent upon the cuts of meat included and any additional package options, e.g. bones, fat and offal.
Per GADA regulations, customers are charged by the live weight and hanging weight, not the boxed weight. It has been our experience that we will lose around 30% to 45% from hanging weight to boxed weight, though other web sites and farms indicate amounts ranging anywhere from 25-50%. It varies from producer to producer and is dependent on the animal's individual composition, the butcher, and the cuts that are chosen. If you have any additional questions, we are more than happy to assist.
Thinking about buying a side of beef but don’t know where to start? The guide below explains what you’re getting yourself into when you order a whole, half, quarter or eighth beef package. For an explanation of live weight, hanging weight and boxed weight, check out Know Your Weights.
The Prophet Muhammad pbuh was a Flexitarian he prohibited eating meat every day. It was noted that sometimes smoke would not be seen from the Prophet's house for a period of two lunar cycles at a time, when asked what he was eating instead of meat he would say Dates and Water
What is Tayyib?
There are so many reasons why we need to opt out of the current abusive factory farming system. We really need to know where our food comes from because we are what we eat! The same goes for the animals we eat. We should not only be concerned about what we eat, but what our food eats as well. Whether it’s grass-fed beef or organic pasture-raised chicken, you deserve to feel good about the meat you’re buying. Allah (SWT) commands us to eat food that is Halal (lawful) and Tayyib (wholesome, pure, and good) for us!
What Is Halāl ?
Halal (/həˈlɑːl/; Arabic: حلال, ḥalāl) is an Arabic word that translates to 'permissible' in English. In the Quran, the term halal is contrasted with the term haram ('forbidden').
Islam generally considers every food halal unless it is specifically prohibited in hadith or the Qur'an. Specifically, halal foods are those that are:
USDA, GADA ARE GOVERNMENT ORGANIZATIONS THAT REGULATE THE SLAUGHTERING AND BUTCHERING OF MEAT. WE UTILIZE EACH TO SERVE DIFFERENT PURPOSES: GADA FOR PRE-SOLD BULK ORDERS; USDA FOR FARMERS MARKETS, OUT OF STATE ORDERS AND CUSTOMERS WHO DON'T WISH TO ORDER IN BULK.
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