Why is Grass-Fed Meat Better?

Better for the animals. Better for the environment. Better for you

All of our beef is 100% grass-fed and finished. 

  Human Health BenefitsPerformance

  • 1.5 X more conjugated linoleic acid (CLA)1
  • 3 X more Vit B1 and two times more Vit B22
  • 4 X more Vit E3
  • 5 X more polyphenols& higher concentrations of other phytochemicals5-8, which have strong anti-oxidative & anti-inflammatory effects9
  • Higher glutathione (a potent intracellular antioxidant) content10
  • More favorable fatty acid content11

Animal Animal Benefits 

  • Improved metabolic health12
  • Reduced cortisol levels (less stress)13
  • Treated humanely at all times
  • Raised as nature intended, with fresh air, grass & water
  • 100% grass diet, while a grain diet can make cows sick14
  • No antibiotics, no hormones, & no grains

 

Environment Environmental Benefits Ag

  • Improved plant diversity15
  • Increased soil carbon levels16,17
  • Improved ecosystem function18,19
  • Improved retention & quality of fresh water systems20
    Watch how holistic livestock intensive grazing practiced on Apsey Farms could be the key to reversing climate change and improve the soil and environment. 

     

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