Scenes from GrassWorks Farm in NW Arkansas

We currently offer GrassWorks!!! 100% Grassfed Beef and Lamb. We develop and finish animals on forages only. We know providing a high-quality diet, a constant rate of gain, genetic selection for those animals that can utilize forages, animal temperament, animal handling, and animal health are some of the factors that contribute to a good end- product.

We use cattle and sheep genetics that we feel are most adapted to our environment. We select on the ability to grow on forages with no supplements. All individual animal origins are known and tracked throughout production.

We use USDA federally inspected processing plants for our processing. You may speak directly with the butcher for custom cut orders for a whole or ½ beef carcass. You decide how thick you would like your steaks, how large the roasts, what size packages the ground meat and/or fabricated into hamburger patties. Do you want organ meats or specialty cuts? You decide.

Our grassfed lambs have a 100 to 130 pound yearling weight. Beef animals are grass finished at 950 to 1200 pounds at 20 to 22 months of age. We currently sell live animals with the fee based on finished live weight. Generally, whole animals are $1.05 per pound live weight with processing and delivery additional costs.

For information on yield and cuts for freezer beef, see:
The Ohio State University Extension Fact Sheet

http://ohioline.osu.edu/hyg-fact/5000/5400.html

How our meat is different than some:
We do not use any by-product feeds or grain. We do not use antibiotics other than to treat the occasional ill animal. We do not use growth-promoting hormone implants. We do not add solutions or marinades to our meats. Our customers get all-natural meat raised on grass and sunshine in Arkansas.

We have tested our beef extensively. Through a grant project and a master’s degree research project at our farm in Northwest Arkansas, we have information on carcass traits, USDA grades, tenderness, and fatty acid profiles.
 

We feel very strongly that the quality of the forages we provide is reflected in the quality of the meats. Let us convince you, too.

Since no feeds are given to 100% grassfed animals, there is no risk of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE—‘mad cow disease’).

Our meat is lean, which means less calories per serving than with grain-fed meat. More importantly, the fat that is present is a more heart-healthy fat. Grassfed meats have increased Omega 3 essential fatty acids. These are the same fatty acids found in fish that doctors and nutritionists encourage in our diets to help prevent heart disease. Omega 3 fatty acids are essential for brain function—diets rich in these fatty acids offer less incidence of depression, attention deficit disorder (ADD) and Alzheimer’s disease.

Wild ruminant animals our ancestors hunted and consumed had an Omega-6 : Omega-3 ratio of 1:1. It is currently recommended that our ratio not exceed 4:1. Our beef offers a 1:1 ratio through extensive fatty acid testing.

CLA (conjugated linoleic acid) is a fatty acid that is one of the most potent anti-cancer components known to research at this time. Ruminants which consume an all-forage diet deposit CLA within their fat and milk. Synthetic CLA is marketed toward those who want to build lean muscle mass along with increased anti-cancer benefits. Synthetic CLA is has less bioavailability, costs more, and does not taste as good as that found in ruminant products. Swallow some pills or eat it in 100% grassfed meats?

Grassfed meat also contains increased Vitamin E, which has been shown to lower the risk of heart disease and cancer.

We cannot describe the abundant flavor and good eating experience. You will have to experience that yourself. You may give up using sauces and marinades to let the true flavor come through!

 

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GrassWorks!!!

Northwest Arkansas
479-806-5039 or 479-790-1091