Why pasture-raised is healthier for you

September 15, 2021

At NIKU Farms, we take incredible pride in being able to say that all of our partner farms provide the best pasture-raised meat. But what does it mean that animals are pasture-raised? What are the benefits? Why should you care?

Pasture-raised means that the animals have been raised naturally on pasture on the farm, rather than in a confined factory or under inhumane conditions. When it comes to our partner farms, these pasture-raised animals are grass-fed, non-GMO, with no added hormones. 

Not only does this allow the animals to be raised in a natural environment, where they can live happily, but it makes the meat healthier for human consumption.

According to FoodPrint.Org: “In addition to being lower in calories and total fat, pasture-raised foods have higher levels of vitamins and a healthier balance of omega-3 and omega-6 fats than conventional meat and dairy products.” 

Conventional factories will add hormones or antibiotics to their animals to fatten them up more quickly, to rush production of their meat. By allowing the animals to graze naturally without these antibiotics, the product is less fatty and much healthier (and more delicious!)

Grass-fed beef is actually full of vitamin A, E, B12, B6, iron, zinc, and other antioxidants.

So when you order pasture-raised meat from NIKU Farms, you can be confident that our farms are raising their meat right, and giving you the highest quality, most tasty meat they can!

Learn more about our partner farms and their commitment to pasture-raising their animals.