How we Feed our Cattle for Premium Beef!
In an effort to continue to provide top quality beef to our customers, this last year we ran a test with part of our herd & the way we feed them. We changed out the fat source in our feed ration from Rice Bran to Flax Seed Oil in an effort to increase the levels of Omega-3 in the meat. We fed some with our original ration and some on the new ration containing Flax Seed Oil.
At finishing, we then processed the beef and sent ground beef from each steer to a lab to have them analyzed for Omega-3 content. This is what we discovered...
Rice Bran Feed Program:
The Meat contains 56mg of total Omegs-3 per 100g serving.
16mg of these are long chain* Omega-3
Flax Oil Feed Program:
The Meat contains 187mg of total Omegs-3 per 100g serving.
60mg of these are long chain* Omega-3
The feeding of Flax Oil also helps to improve the health and coat(hair) of our cattle. So even though this change in our ration has an increased cost associated with it, we strive to continue to improve the way we raise cattle, care for them & the product that we provide to our customers.
As a comparison the average grass fed beef will contain around 80mg per 100g serving.**
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