Disadvantages of Grain Beef Animals
Why Grain-fed Beef is Bad
is a tough business. No one could ever argue that it is
easy, period. You also probably won't get rich raising
cattle. Making a profit on cattle is done by selling
them in huge quantities, so the goal is to get them
to grow up as fast as possible. The best way to do that
is with grain and hormones.
Did you know?
• Grain fed beef animals are fed hormones to
• There can be as many as one-hundred cattle,
weighing from 700-1200 pounds, living in one pen
the size of a basketball court.
• Grain fed animals are actually fed chicken
manure and parts of other livestock that is not for
human consumption. There is a risk of Mad Cow's Disease
from cattle eating brain matter of other cows that is
put into the feed. There is NO RISK of Mad Cow's
Disease from eating grass-fed-meats.
• When one cow becomes ill in a pen, the farmers often
treat all of the cattle with antibiotics.
• 70% of the antibiotics used in the United States are
used in livestock.
• Resistant strains of E. coli is often found in grain
fed cattle's stomach, because their diet forces their
stomach to produce more acids and the bacteria become
resistant to the acid.
Grain-fed Beef Fat is Bad For You
fat in a grain-fed cow is not healthy. Grass-fed beef
contains high amounts of
omega-3 fatty acids. This is not so for grain-fed
cattle. One reason Americans are so unhealthy and have a
lot of inflammation in their bodies is due to the high
amounts of omega 6 fatty acids in our diets and the low
amount of the healthier omega 3 fatty acids.
According to the Journal of Animal Science (2000
78:2849-2855) Grain fed beef can have an omega 6:3
ratio higher than 20:1. This creates a health
problem in humans because it exceeds the recommended
ratio of 4:1 of Omega 6 to Omega 3.
When this ratio is exceeded, health problems begin to
reveal themselves due to an unhealthy imbalance.
Grain fed beef is also very high in saturated fat which
makes it unhealthier than it's grass-fed counterpart
which has a saturated fat content of approximately 10%.
You now should have a better understanding of why
buying and eating grass-fed beef is the best choice for
you and your family. It is very important to
continue reading and do your research so you understand
health benefits of eating pasture
raised meat. Your family's health is dependent on
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