Good for you...
Our heritage bred Criollo (kree-o-yo) cattle possess the same genetics as their ancestors, allowing them to perform well their entire lives on range land and pasture grasses. Due to their genetics, Criollo beef has exceptional flavor and tenderness yet is lower in total fat, saturated fatty acids and cholesterol than traditional breeds. Their natural resistance to diseases of all types means that they require no antibiotics in their life cycle, resulting in a completely natural meat that is very lean and tender.This naturally lean beef has a higher proportion of red muscle fibers versus white muscle fibers and that translates into an increased amount of marbling and tenderness through all the cuts of meat.
In addition, our beef is higher in 2 critical health areas: Omega 3's
and CLA's. Omega 3 is an essential fatty acid for human growth and
development. We must have it to be healthy. Our beef has consistently
tested high in Omega 3's* making it a great choice for individuals with
heart disease and new research is showing that foods high in Omega 3's
may have an anti-carcinogen effect. Conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) is
found preferentially in dairy products and meat. Studies indicate that
CLA is also a powerful anti-carcinogen. Our cattle have consistently
ranked higher in CLA's* than traditional beef animals.
Good for the Land...
They utilize forage supplies in a way that sustains the environment and promotes healthy regrowth. Their ability to turn plants that would go unused into lean protein makes them one of the most effective tools available to enhance the landscape and provide a healthy food product to Americans. The increased use of these beautiful animals will help restore the integrity and reverse the desertification of our western range lands. Thank you for being a part of that!