Learn more about grass fed beef
Certified: American Grass Fed
Flying B Bar Ranch is certified as an American Grassfed Association Producer. All of our beef is fed exclusively alfalfa and sorghum/sudangrass grown here on the ranch, planted, swathed and baled by us. We never feed our cattle grain, soy, or by-product feedstuffs, and they are never sent to feedlot. To retain our certification we are inspected and audited annually for our processes, medical regimen, feeding and pasture quality and approach, records and systems, cattle processing facilities, chutes, alleys, pens, calving approach, branding approach and overall animal welfare.
Eatwild was founded in 2001. Its mission was to promote the benefits—to consumers, farmers, animals, and the planet—of choosing meat, eggs, and dairy products from 100% grass-fed animals or other non-ruminant animals fed their natural diets. Eatwild is now the #1 clearinghouse for information about pasture-based farming and features a state-by-state directory of local farmers who sell directly to consumers.
Eat Wild: Benefits of Grass Fed Beef
Because meat from grass-fed animals is lower in fat than meat from grain-fed animals, it is also lower in calories. (Fat has 9 calories per gram, compared with only 4 calories for protein and carbohydrates. The greater the fat content, the greater the number of calories.)
New York Times: Switching to Grass Fed
New research from California State University in Chico breaks it down, reviewing three decades of research comparing the nutritional profiles of grass-fed and grain-fed beef.Over all, grass-fed beef comes out ahead.