”You know your Doctor personally, you know your Dentist, but do you know where the food you prepare and serve your family comes from?”
“From Our Ranch To Your Table”
PASTURE RAISED (GRASS-FED & GRASS-FINISHED)
Our cows are all purebred Angus cows. We keep a “closed” herd, so there are no open range or stockyard animals, we never use pesticides or herbicides on our pastures, and because our cows are pasture raised (grass-fed & grass-finished), there is no infections and no gut inflammation due to grain feeding so there is no need for the overuse of antibiotics. And we never have administered any growth hormones, or steroids of any kind to our cattle! Because they are born and raised on the ranch (for several generations), and only eat good rich pasture grass and good alfalfa (not open range wild grass and weeds), the taste and texture of our beef is incredible!
THAT’S WHY WE CALL OUR BEEF, PureLifeBeef ® “a higher standard than organic”
Please note that besides selling our beef in 1/4, 1/2, and Whole Beef Packages, we also process steers for sales of individual cuts, i.e., steaks (2 per package), roasts (from 2 lbs), ground beef (in 1.5lb packs), marrow bones by the pound, and much more! We are available at the ranch, or our local Farmers Markets. Contact us for more details, and to request our current per pound price list of our individual cuts: cell (480) 390-8983, or email PureLifeBeef@gmail.com
AS WE CAREFULLY CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE GROWTH OF OUR STEERS, WE WILL UPDATE THE AVAILABILITY OF OUR BEEF PACKAGES:
We are now accepting deposits for our 1/4, 1/2, and Whole Beef packages for Dec 2018/Jan 2019.
We also encourage those that have been thinking about it to contact us and put your name on our no obligation “I’m Thinking About It List”. This will give you an early notice when our packages become available. Email me with your contact info: PureLifeBeef@gmail.com
CURRENT PRICE PER POUND (subject to change):
1/4 Beef Package $8.49 per pound (100 to 115 lbs)
1/2 Beef Package $8.25 per pound (200 to 225 lbs)
Whole Beef Package $7.95 per pound (400 to 450 lbs)
Jan 2018 through Nov 2018: Sold Out
Facts About Grass Fed Beef: What Most People Don’t Know
“It’s important to know that grass-fed is not the same as organic. Naturalization food stores often sell organic beef that is hormone- and antibiotic- free. While this beef may come from animals who most likely were fed less grain than the industry norm, they typically still spent their last months in feedlots where they were fed grain. Even when the grain is raised organically, feeding grain to a ruminant animal such as a cow, compromises the nutritional value of the beef.”
What Grain By-Products Do To Cows:
- To simplify this whole thing, grain by products, which is the bulk of what grain fed cows eat, causes an acid build up. Then, infectious bacteria enters into the blood and eventually the liver, which is where the problems start.
- Another problem that can come up when feeding grain to cattle is when grain accumulates in the animals intestines. Cows lack the enzyme necessary to digest starch. This leads to an overgrowth of a bacteria called Clostridium perfringen, which causes sudden deaths to countless feedlot cattle across the nation.
- Lastly, a grain based diet can promote *E.Coli 0157:H7 within cattle which can poison a human who eats said cow.
*Escherichia coli O157:H7 (E-Coli) is an enterohemorrhagic strain of the bacterium Escherichia coli and a cause of illness through food. Infection may lead to hemorrhagic diarrhea, and to kidney failure.
Some Issues with Feedlots:
I think we can all agree that factory farming and feedlots are not the best thing. Here are some other issues feedlots can have on cattle:
- Overuse of antibiotics in order to temporarily “cure” the cattle of disease can cause the cattle to create antibiotic resistant microbes. This means that antibiotics won’t work. Over-use of antibiotics also makes animals sick just the same way as it makes humans sick. It literally kills every kind of bacteria in your system. That means that all that good bacteria in a cows gut that works on digesting food is being terrorized and destroyed.
- Small confinements and abuse in feedlots cause cows to be more stressed. Again, stress can affect cows just as badly, if not worse, than it effects the health of humans.
(SOURCE: Max Ungar, Feb.25,2013)