Healthy Beef

Our cattle are Angus/Hereford cross and will all be between 15 and 20 months old when they are ready for sale in the Fall. At that young age their meat is more tender and ideal for your table. Unlike cattle bunched together in feedlots that are primarily fed grain or corn, Rocky Mountain Cattle Company beef have nearly 160 acres to roam through eating grass and other forages. Cattle are ruminant animals that naturally eat grass and forage, not grain and corn.

An important group of scientists (Union of Concerned Scientists) say there is sufficient evidence for some claims about the health benefits of grass-fed beef including:

  • Steak and ground-beef from grass-fed cattle can be labeled “lean” or “extra-lean”;
  • Some steaks from grass-fed cattle can be labeled “lower in total fat” than steak from conventionally (grain-fed and feedlot raised) cattle;
  • Steak from grass-fed cattle can carry the health claim that foods low in total fat may reduce the risk of cancer; and
  • Steak and ground beef from grass-fed cattle can carry the qualified health claim that foods containing the omega-3 fatty acids EPA or DHA may reduce the risk of heart disease.

Healthy beef can contribute to your healthy well-being.

  • Beef is part of a healthy diet.
  • Beef is one of the best sources for Vitamin B12, Vitamin B6 Niacin and Riboflavin. It also rich in Thiamin and Pantothenic Acid.
  • Beef is good for bones and teeth. It enhances immunity against infections of the ear. Moderate consumptions of lean beef is altogether good for cardiovascular health and to prevent cancer risks.

Rocky Mountain Cattle Company beef are:

  • Free range
  • Grass-fed
  • Locally raised on a farm in the Blaeberry Valley of southeastern British Columbia
  • Humanely handled and slaughtered
  • Processed in a government inspected facility
  • Not given any added hormones
  • Not given antibiotics
  • Not given any animal-rendered feed
  • Not mistreated

Here’s why Rocky Mountain Cattle Company beef are not fed antibiotics or given growth hormones:

Click on the following link to read a Vancouver Sun news article [September 11, 2010] entitled MDs Sound Warning About Antibiotics in Feed”.

MDs sound warning about antibiotics in feed-Sept2010