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Is All Grass-Fed Created Equal?

Is All Grass-Fed Created Equal?

Did you know that not all grass-fed meat is created equal? Marketing companies and the food industry have realized the trend to eating grass-fed beef. People want to eat healthier. People want ethically raised food. The problem is that in order to capitalize on these trends, they have mislead us with popular labels. If we don't ask the right questions, we may be deceived.

We are one of the only farms in our area that produce 100% grass-fed and grass-finished beef and lamb. When I share what we do with friends and strangers around town, I often hear things like, "Oh, I've seen grass-fed meet sold at the grocery store or at the health food store!" to which I respond, "Is it also finished on grass?"

The loophole in the food industry right now is that as long as an animal has eaten grass at all in it's lifetime, it can be considered "grass-fed". It's marketing at its finest.

You see, all cattle begin by eating grass and nursing from mama until about 6-12 months. After that period of time, many farmers choose to fatten the animal on grain until it goes into processing. These animals are not 100% grass-fed. If they are sent to a feedlot, it also becomes a sanitary issue as mentioned in our previous blog, "Safe Beef".

At BF Farms we allow the animals to continue eating grass their entire life. The main difference is in the nutrition you are receiving. You eat what "Norma Jean" eats. Here are the health benefits to 100% grass-fed beef and lamb vs an animal finished on grain:

  • Higher levels of Omega 3s - an essential fatty acid that reduces inflammation and lowers cholesterol
  • Higher levels of CLA - a fatty acid that improves brain function and reduces the risk of cancer
  • Higher levels of vitamins and minerals including vitamins A and E
  • Lower levels of Omega 6s - a fatty acid that causes inflammation and raises cholesterol
  • Lower levels of cholesterol elevating saturated fatty acids
  • Lower levels of overall fat content

There is a difference and we want you to benefit from a 100% grass-fed animal and all of the nutrition it brings! We work hard so that our animals receive a grass-fed diet year round. We work hard so that we can be proud of that "grass-fed" label. So next time you're at the grocery store, health food market, or farmer's market, ask the important question: "Is it also grass finished?"

BF-Farms, LLC, Oklahoma's source for 100% grass-fed beef and lamb.

The Truth About Eating Fat

The Truth About Eating Fat: More Butter Please!

It's time that you know the truth about eating fat and join the awakening that has recently emerged about the quality of the fat we eat and how it affects our body's ability to function. Fat is good and our bodies need it.

I remember the first time my husband, Ironman and athletic nutrition guru, told me that I needed more fat in my diet. I was 15 pounds overweight and thinking, "Are you crazy? I'm trying to lose weight, not gain it!" My entire life, I have been surrounded by the idea that "low fat" meant less fat on my body and therefore, better for me. I, along with the majority of the population in America, have been tricked by marketing.  Here is the truth:


"Low Fat" labels do not make those items healthy.

Read the ingredients, not the nutrition facts. In order to keep the food tasty when the fat is removed, manufacturers add sugars, high fructose corn syrup, maltodextrin and a variety of other processed sweeteners. These sweeteners are usually far less healthy than the fat they removed to begin with.

Eating foods that are high in fat does not mean you will gain weight.

Your body needs fat to burn fat. If you consistently feed your body high quality fats, your body becomes more efficient at burning fat and eventually fat becomes its preferred fuel source. YESSSSSS!! Imagine what will happen to that extra annoying fat when your body finally decides to use it up for fuel?!? The truth is, your brain NEEDS essential fats to function well. Your brain controls everything. Feed it.

Which fats are "good" fats and where can I find them?

Omega 3, Omega 6 in moderation, Docosahexaenoic Acid, and Conjugated Linoleic Acid are examples of quality fats. Don't worry, you don't have to memorize those. Before you get too excited though, fried foods are NOT quality fats. Think avocado, nuts, seeds, high quality oils: coconut oil, olive oil, almond oil, and hemp seed oil, salmon, grass-fed butter, grass-fed dairy, and most importantly grass-fed meats.

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We have said it before and will continue to say it: our BF Farms family believes in good nutrition. We want the very best for you! That's why we work hard to offer the highest quality grass-fed beef and lamb. Our meat contains Omega 3s, an essential fatty acid. Your body needs it and we are happy to provide it!

BF-Farms, LLC, Oklahoma's source for 100% grass-fed beef and lamb