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Organic Beef - Gourmet Guide
June 12, 2019 | By Dave Mattingly
The theory behind Organic Beef is to raise cattle in a way that supports its health needs and natural behavior. Organic Beef is beef comprised of 100% organic ingredients. Cattle raised for Organic Beef must have access to the outdoors and its grass and pastures, fresh air, water and sunshine. The cattle must be fed 100% organic feed and be born and raised on certified organic pasture free of pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, or synthetic fertilizers. The cattle must also not be fed any animal by-products. To be raised for Organic Beef, the calf’s mother must also have been fed organic feed for a period of time prior to the calf's birth. Organic Beef must also come from cattle who have never received antibiotics or growth hormones.
For beef to be certified organic, The US Department of Agriculture requires that the organic production system of the beef offer the history of the animals in the system from birth to marketing of the meat including their breed, diet and veterinary care. This allows traceability of the Organic Beef for the purchaser.
Our USDA Certified Organic Beef cuts are the best you can get. We offer Organic Beef from Blackwing whose animals are free range and raised on pastures. All of their bison and beef have access to thousands of acres and their completely organic feed comes from the same land on which the animals are raised. All of Blackwing's Organic Beef is processed under USDA organic supervision.
Serving Grass Fed Organic Beef is a great way to ensure that your family is not loading up on pesticides, hormones, steroids, antibiotics or other unwelcome agents. Organic Beef, either from Bison or the Piedmontese breed of cattle, both of which are humanely raised, tastes great and is lower in cholesterol than chicken. Savor what beef tasted like before the industry became industrialized. Organic Beef is something that can be enjoyed by all.
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