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Grass Fed by Lexicon

RWC Grass fed | 'Grass fed' means exactly what it sounds like, the animal ate grass or other similar naturally growing plants around them. Organic and grass fed aren’t the same thing. You can have organic meat without it being grass fed, meaning the animal could have been raised on organic wheat or corn. Always look for grass-fed and enjoy benefits such as:

  • Better fat quality
  • Vitamin K2 (Bone and heart health)
  • More antioxidants
Grass-fed also means you are protecting our water ways. The crops grown to feed most cattle are subject to fertilisers and manure which run off into our lakes and rivers, killing wildlife and poisioning our rivers / lakes making it unfit for human consumption.
  • GRASS FED TERMS

Most cattle are finished on industrial feedlots, where they are fed a mix of antibiotics, hormones, protein supplements and corn. Farmers like Joel Salatin of Polyface Farms in Swoope, Virginia raise their cattle on grass, using rotational grazing and other fundamental principles of pasture management. Learn more about the difference between grassfed and cornfed beef.

"Grass Farmer" Joel Salatin Polyface Farm Swoope, Virginia Joel Salatin is a farmer in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley.

A third generation alternative farmer, he returned to the farm full-time in 1982 and continued refining and adding to his parents' ideas. A sought-after conference speaker, he addresses a wide range of issues, from "creating the farm your children will want" to "making a white collar salary from a pleasant life in the country."

Grass farmer -- "Grass is a solar collector. It uses photosynthesis to transform the sun's rays into chlorophyll. When cows eat grass, they convert this energy into protein and fat." -LOCAL: The New Face of Food and Farming in America, by Douglas Gayeton

Grass fed -- Grass and forage shall be the feed source consumed for the lifetime of the ruminant animal, with the exception of milk consumed prior to weaning. -USDA, Agricultural Marketing Service

Carbon sequestration -- "Excessive carbon in our atmosphere is considered a major contributor to climate change, so practices that remove carbon from the air and capture it in the soil are increasingly in vogue among progressive farmers." -LOCAL: The New Face of Food and Farming in America, by Douglas Gayeton Rotational grazing --

"Rotational grazing is periodically moving livestock to fresh paddocks, to allow pastures to regrow. Rotational grazing requires skillful decisions and close monitoring of their consequences. Modern electric fencing and innovative water-delivery devices are important tools. Feed costs decline and animal health improves when animals harvest their own feed in a well-managed rotational grazing system." -The National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service

Grass Fed by Lexicon

RWC Grass fed | 'Grass fed' means exactly what it sounds like, the animal ate grass or other similar naturally growing plants around them. Organic and grass fed aren’t the same thing. You can have organic meat without it being grass fed, meaning the animal could have been raised on organic wheat or corn. Always look for grass-fed and enjoy benefits such as:

  • Better fat quality
  • Vitamin K2 (Bone and heart health)
  • More antioxidants
Grass-fed also means you are protecting our water ways. The crops grown to feed most cattle are subject to fertilisers and manure which run off into our lakes and rivers, killing wildlife and poisioning our rivers / lakes making it unfit for human consumption.
  • GRASS FED TERMS

Most cattle are finished on industrial feedlots, where they are fed a mix of antibiotics, hormones, protein supplements and corn. Farmers like Joel Salatin of Polyface Farms in Swoope, Virginia raise their cattle on grass, using rotational grazing and other fundamental principles of pasture management. Learn more about the difference between grassfed and cornfed beef.

"Grass Farmer" Joel Salatin Polyface Farm Swoope, Virginia Joel Salatin is a farmer in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley.

A third generation alternative farmer, he returned to the farm full-time in 1982 and continued refining and adding to his parents' ideas. A sought-after conference speaker, he addresses a wide range of issues, from "creating the farm your children will want" to "making a white collar salary from a pleasant life in the country."

Grass farmer -- "Grass is a solar collector. It uses photosynthesis to transform the sun's rays into chlorophyll. When cows eat grass, they convert this energy into protein and fat." -LOCAL: The New Face of Food and Farming in America, by Douglas Gayeton

Grass fed -- Grass and forage shall be the feed source consumed for the lifetime of the ruminant animal, with the exception of milk consumed prior to weaning. -USDA, Agricultural Marketing Service

Carbon sequestration -- "Excessive carbon in our atmosphere is considered a major contributor to climate change, so practices that remove carbon from the air and capture it in the soil are increasingly in vogue among progressive farmers." -LOCAL: The New Face of Food and Farming in America, by Douglas Gayeton Rotational grazing --

"Rotational grazing is periodically moving livestock to fresh paddocks, to allow pastures to regrow. Rotational grazing requires skillful decisions and close monitoring of their consequences. Modern electric fencing and innovative water-delivery devices are important tools. Feed costs decline and animal health improves when animals harvest their own feed in a well-managed rotational grazing system." -The National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service