At Spengler Family Farm, we offer delicious grass fed beef, raised the way it should be. 100% grass fed. 100% grass finished. Never treated with growth hormones or unnecessary antibiotics.
Grass Fed Beef has numerous health benefits compared to its Feedlot Slaughterhouse counterpart.
Potential Cancer Fighter
“There are actually 16 different types of Conjugated Linoleic Acid, each providing a unique and highly important health benefit. CLA has been shown in numerous animal studies since 1994 to promote health and fight disease. From cancer fighting to weight loss, CLA is being touted worldwide as a “must have” in your diet for optimal health today and into tomorrow. Conjugated linoleic acids have been studied for their ability to prevent and treat cancer as well as obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular diseases. Conjugated Linoleic Acid sources have proved their ability as cancer-fighting foods in multiple animal studies. As a study published in the journal Cancer pointed out CLA is unique in the fact that it comes from animal source since the majority of natural, anticancer substances are of plant origin. Additionally, animal-derived CLA’s “anticancer efficacy is expressed at concentrations close to human consumption levels.
Reduces Heart Disease
CLA is certainly one of the top highlights of grass-fed beef nutrition, and it’s been shown to reduce the risk for heart disease. This is just one of several heart benefits possessed by grass-fed beef nutrition that may not be true of other varieties of beef.
The main reasons why grass-fed beef can benefit heart health include:
Improves Blood Sugar
Research published in the Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism in 2016 looked at the effects of the healthy fat CLA on insulin sensitivity in obese children. The randomized, double-blinded and placebo-controlled study found that 37 percent of the patients treated with CLA exhibited improvements in insulin sensitivity. In addition, muscles biopsies of the subjects treated with CLA showed an upregulation of the protein molecule IRS2 that mediates the effects of insulin on the body.
Our Grass Fed Beef is Free of Hormones and Unnecessary Antibiotics
About 80 percent of antibiotics sold in the United States go to livestock like cows, so it’s not crazy to be worried about antibiotics in beef. Cows that aren’t grass-fed live on diets of grain and are typically given hormones to unnaturally increase their weight and hence yield more meat. With grass-fed cows, weight gain is not as high because they eat a healthier, lower-calorie diet.
The main reason farmers use more antibiotics is that as meat demand goes up, animals are confined to smaller and smaller spaces, and this greatly increases the spread of disease. The use of antibiotics in meat, particularly factory-farmed meats, contributes to antibiotic resistance in humans, which is why it’s so important that you not only question what goes in your body, but what goes in the body of the animals you put on your dinner plate.
Feeding cattle grain makes their intestinal tracts much more acidic, and this promotes the growth of bacteria like E. coli, which can actually kill someone who eats undercooked beef like a rare hamburger. We can thank the commercial meat industry for this kind of scary beef, which is the product of feeding cows grain and keeping them in overcrowded, disease-ridden feed lots.
Antibiotic and hormone use in beef is significantly less likely with grass-fed versus grain-fed. If meat is organic and grass-fed, then the animal was not given antibiotics or hormones because organic cattle are fed organic feed and are not given antibiotics or hormones. For grass-fed cattle, antibiotics are typically not given, which is very different form the consistent and common use of antibiotics on feed-lot, grain-fed cows.”
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