What are the advantages of Pasture Meat and Dairy Products?

Pasture Beef, Pasture Lamb and Pasture Dairy is:

Healthy for people:
Pasture Meat is lean, contains a high percentage of good fats (omega-3s and CLAs) and beneficial antioxidant vitamins and minerals.

Healthy for animals:
Cattle and sheep evolved naturally to eat grass and not much else. Feeding them a diet rich in grains can upset their stomachs and cause them to be ill and stressed.

Healthy for the planet:
Pasture-based farming restores natural ecosystems and wildlife habitat, reduces man’s reliance on chemicals to make artificial fertilisers derived from fossil fuels, improves the soil, and reduces harmful greenhouse gases.

Healthy for communities:
Small family farms provide jobs and strong economies in rural communities, creating sustainable businesses for succeeding generations.

Pasture-fed meat has:

  • Lower total fat levels than meat from grain-fed animals and is also lower in saturated fat content.  It has higher levels of omega-3 fatty acids and a lower, more balanced (and healthier) ratio of omega-6:omega-3 fatty acids
  • Significantly higher levels of conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) than meat from grain-fed animals and higher levels of vaccenic acid, which can be turned into CLA
  • Higher vitamin and mineral levels than meat from grain-fed animals. Particularly rich in vitamins A and E, and minerals such as calcium, magnesium and potassium

Many of the health benefits associated with pasture-fed meat decline after only a few weeks of grain feeding.

Pasture containing grasses, wildflowers and herbs is the natural diet of cattle and sheep. Yet today, very few animals are fed on pasture alone. Many farmers now try to produce their meat as quickly as possible, by feeding things like cereals and imported soya, and keeping them indoors for some, or all of the time. So animals are vanishing from our fields and the tasty, healthy, grass-fed food they produce is hard to find.

  Sourcing Spanish farmers committed to producing high quality food in a more natural way.

The CAAE certification service has been offering its services since 1991. Its main function is the certification of organic agriculture and livestock in an independent, impartial and egalitarian manner according to the requirements required for its production, processing and marketing.


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