As we become increasingly conscious consumers, we want to know from where our food comes and how it is produced. Here at Saxon Homestead Farm, we believe in environmental sustainability and humane treatment of livestock. We take great pride in raising high-quality grass-fed finished beef steers.
Our steers are processed when they are about 24 months old. We process in summer and fall so that their only source of feed is a salad bar mixture of pasture grasses and legumes. No grain is fed to our steers once they reach their first birthday. We do not use growth hormones and do not feed any weight-gain antibiotics.
Grass-fed finished beef comes from steers who have grazed pasture during the growing season rather than being fed a processed diet for much of their life. Grass feeding improves the quality of beef and makes the beef richer in omega-3 fats, vitamin E, beta-carotene, and CLA, a beneficial fatty acid named conjugated linoleic acid (for more detailed information about grass feeding, please click here). Grass-feeding beef cattle is a top-level recommendation for anyone who plans to include beef in their meal plan.