Grass fed beef is produced from cattle that eat grass at any time during their life, whereas 100% grass fed beef is produced from cattle that consumed only forage diets from birth to harvest. Animals that have consumed grass their entire life are grass finished. Grass Run Farms is 100% grass fed beef. Our cattle consume forage diets their entire lives.
Grass Run Farms is an all-natural never-ever grass fed program. Grass Run Farms cattle never receive antibiotics or added hormones.
Grass Run Farms cattle never receive grain. Our program protocol does not allow producers to feed grain by-products. During the winter, cattle are fed stored forages that are high in fiber.
Our protocol does allow for our farmers to feed cattle soy hulls. Soy hulls are a grain-free fiber and they provide a source of energy and roughage for the rumen (digestive system of the cow). This is never a large portion of the diet and cattle never receive any soybean, soybean meal or other soy by-product.
Grass Run Farms cattle are not USDA Certified Organic. Our program concentrates on raising cattle without feeding any grain and protocol does not require that our producers include organic grass and forage sources in the feeding regimen. Therefore, we do not make that claim.
Our 100% grass fed and grass finished beef is gluten free – even the hotdogs and sausages!
Our program protocol does not require that our producers include GMO-free grass in the feeding regimen. Therefore, we do not make that claim.
Grass Run Farms strategically sources cattle from family farms in the Midwest throughout America’s heartland.
Grass Run Farms cattle must have continuous access to pasture during the growing season. Our cattle are predominately raised in the Midwest, including Iowa, Nebraska, and South Dakota. The growing season is the time period between the last average frost in the spring and the first average frost in the fall within the production area.
Grass Run Farms cattle are born, pasture-raised, and harvested in the USA.
Grass Run Farms is currently offered in retail stores and restaurants. Visit our Where to Buy page to find a store near you. Currently, we are not able to deliver or directly ship to consumers at this time.