In a world where
agribusiness has created a world of fast, cheap, and nutritionally
deficient food, DreamCatcher Farm returns to raising beef nature's way
- on the grass. All cows are started out on grass. But their fate is to
either live out their lifespan in green pastures eating a variety of
native grasses, or to be shipped to a feedlot where they will be pumped
with antibiotics and be fed a diet of growth hormones, slaughter house
waste, and corn - food they didn't evolve to digest. The conditions would
actually kill the livestock if they weren't slaughtered first!
At DreamCatcher Farm,
all our cattle are raised on grass for their entire lifespan. They are
100% grass fed and grass finished. It costs more and takes longer to
raise cattle on grass. So why would we do this? There are many reasons.
. .here are just a few:
It's Better for the Earth!
Through management intensive grazing, our cows are pastured on alfalfa,
orchard grass, red clover, and other native Kentucky grasses. No
pesticides or chemicals are ever used on our grasses. The soil is not
being depleted by chemicals and commercial fertilizers. And since the
cows are pastured all their lives on the farm, we save fuel costs from
transporting them back and forth to feed lots. There are no manure
lagoons to pollute the land, rather a natural ongoing sustainability
where the land continuously replenishes itself.
It's Better for the Animals!
Our cows are raised from birth to harvest right here on DreamCatcher
Farm. They are free to roam, to graze, to nap - whatever. They are
never loaded and hauled to feedlots. They live a comfortable life on
the pasture, eating lush native Kentucky grasses. These cows are grass
fed, and grass finished. In short - they're happy cows!
It's Better for the You!
Being raised and finished on grass means DreamCatcher beef is healthier
for you as well. You are getting great protein that is extremely high
in Omega 3 fatty acids, as well as Vitamin A and E. It is also lower in
calories and saturated fat than grain fed beef. 100% Grassfed beef is
also naturally very lean.
No growth implants or
hormones are ever used on any of our livestock. Antibiotics are used
only in life or death emergencies. What this means is that you are not
getting these chemicals either.
Never stressed or driven, the meat from these animals is tender and
lean. Happy cows translate to delicious beef. We hear this over and
over each week at the local farmers markets. Folks tell us the beef
tastes like it did years ago - back before the feedlots. We know how
healthy our beef is, but that really doesn't matter if it doesn't taste
great as well. But it does!! Each week, we hear our customers coming
back for more because it was the best beef they've had in years!!
about the health and environmental benefits of pasture raised
livestock, go to www.eatwild.com
The Sierra Club also has great information on the benefits of local and
organic eating. Please visit them at: www.sierraclub.org