Grass-fed beef comes from cows that consume only grass and other foraged foods. What a cow eats directly affects the levels and kinds of nutrients (and fats) that you get from eating its meat. Meat from 100% grass-fed cows is packed with more nutrition than from a conventionally farmed, grain-fed cow. The grazing of grass and roughage rather than being confined and fed a diet of processed foods makes a difference.
Often, conventional beef cattle eat a diet that includes grains, such as corn, at some point. When compared with other types of beef, grass-fed beef may have some heart-health benefits. According to the Mayo Clinic, grass-fed beef may have:
- Less total fat
- More heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids
- More conjugated linoleic acid, a type of fat that's thought to reduce heart disease and cancer risks
- More antioxidant vitamins, such as vitamin E
Lean beef that's 10 percent fat or less — whether it's grass-fed beef or another type of beef — can be part of a heart-healthy diet.
Grass-fed beef tastes better when the grass is nutritious, and healthy pastures rich in nutrients are essential for the best grass-fed meat. Citro Industries carries two products that are useful for grass-fed beef production and consumption:
Rapid Growth Activator is an all-natural product designed to deliver the nutrients that soil needs to grow beautiful, vibrant grass. RGA contains the perfect combination of beneficial soil bacteria, nutrients and vitamins to create the best possible solution for your fields. The use of RGA reduces the need for insecticides and fertilizers. It can be applied to compost to assist micro-organism activity to break down organic matter, works in synergy with the soil, and reduces insect damage and disease intensity.
CitroBio is a cleaning product that utilizes the natural power of citrus extract. Use it to clean slaughter area and product contact surfaces. CitroBio also can be used directly on food. It helps control bacteria and maintain freshness. CitroBio Uses:
- Cleans slaughter area & product-contact surfaces prior to operation
- Cleans equipment and facilities that are potentially in direct food-contact surfaces
- Cleans all food transport equipment
- Cleans freezers/coolers
- Cleans floors, walls and ceilings
- Cleans tools, aprons and boots
- Use in holding tanks