We are happy to announce that we are now members of the American Grassfed Association and are in the process of becoming a certified producer. AGA Standards for grass fed certification have been developed by a team of animal scientists, veterinarians, ranchers, and range management specialist. They concentrate on four main areas of production: diet, confinement, antibiotics/hormones and origin. The AGA employs the same standards and care we have and will continue to raise our animals to.
Grass fed beef is lean, contains a high percentage of good fats like Omega 3s and CLA as well as antioxidant vitamins and minerals. Corn/grain finished beef lacks the good nutritional benefits. Feedlot cows are given a plethora of antibiotics and hormones to treat diseases from feedlots and artificially promote growth. See below for full health benefits of grass fed beef.
Diet: Animals are fed only grass and forage from weaning until harvest.
Confinement: Animals are raised on pasture without confinement to feedlots.
Antibiotics and Hormones: Animals are never treated with antibiotics or growth hormones.
Origin: All animals are born and raised on American family farms and ranches.
Our cows are 100 % grass fed and finished. We pasture graze our animals and they are never confined to a feedlot. They have been raised on the 3T Ranch. Our operation is centered around the health of the animal, naturally. Never through hormones or antibiotics. Low in fat and calories, our grass fed beef is a great option for beef lovers that are looking for heart-healthy meat.
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The flavor, look, smell and texture of grass fed beef differs from grain fed beef. Many enjoy it immediately, because it actually tastes like beef is supposed to taste. Others, accustomed to the blander taste of mass-produced beef, may be surprised by its fuller, richer flavor.
Defrost your meat right before you are ready to cook it in cold water. Grass fed beef needs to be cooked at a lower temperature for shorter amount of time, as the meat is significantly lower in fat than commercial beef. Don't forget to let your meat rest.
3T Ranch, LLC is a family owned ranch in Franktown, Colorado. We love what we do, it's who we are. Scott, Katie, Luke, Allie & Scott Jr. Easton
It’s important to know what you’re eating. And it’s even more important to know what you aren't eating. Grass fed meat is lean, contains a high percentage of good fats like Omega 3s and CLA as well as antioxidant vitamins and minerals. CLA is a good fat called "conjugated linoleic acid" that may be one of the most potent defenses against cancer, obesity, diabetes and number of immune disorders. Did you know that grass fed beef can have the same amount of fat as skinless chicken breast? Cattle evolved to eat grass and not much else. Feeding them a diet rich in grains creates an acidic environment in their digestive systems, leading to disease and the need for treatment with antibiotics. Pasture-based ranching restores natural ecosystems and wildlife habitat, reduces reliance on petrochemicals, improves the soil with organic matter, and reduces greenhouse gasses.
Learn more about grass fed beef at American Grassfed Association .