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Our Beef

At Sage Mountain Farm we raise all of our cattle on pasture. We believe that animals raised in fresh air and sunshine with room to roam produce the highest quality, best tasting meats.

The Environment:

The native pastures and rolling hills of the Sage Mountain area are a perfect home for our livestock. The mild climate and rich soils support a variety of native grasses and cultivated organic vegetables upon which our livestock feed as they develop into healthy mature beef. Grazing animals are critical to sustaining healthy and productive open spaces, as the grazing process itself contributes to the annual regeneration of many native grasses. Our cattle are raised on pasture their entire lives.

The Diet:

We have 3 different options for how you want your beef:

Green-Fed: These cows are fed a variety of grass and post-harvest vegetables (the veggies with bumps and bruises that aren't quite pretty enought to sell at our Farmer's Markets)

Grass-Fed: These cows only graze in our pastures and are 100% grass-fed

Cerveza Beef: These cow graze in our pastures, are fed post-harvest vegetables (the veggies with bumps and bruises that aren't quite pretty enought to sell at our Farmer's Markets), and the spent grains from local breweries.  Spent grains are the grains that have been utilized to make beer, and would otherwise be thrown out after the beer making process is complete.

Our Cattle:

We only purchase cattle that are guaranteed to be free of synthetic hormones and antibiotics. The following breeds have frequented our pastures:

  • Guernsey
  • Angus
  • Holstein

The Beef:

You will find that our all natural, 100% Green-Fed™ beef has a rich and robust flavor not found in conventional, confinement raised, grain fed beef. Studies have shown that the types of fats found in Green-Fed® meats are much healthier. Green-Fed™ beef contains fewer Omega-6 fatty acids, which are believed to be linked to many diseases of humanity, like heart disease and contains more of the healthy Omega-3 fatty acids as well as beta-carotene and CLA, another "good" fat.

The Market:

The demand for fresh, local meat products (with no taint of industrial processing) is absolutely staggering.

Todays restaurants, local shops, and individuals are demanding local, fresh, clean meat products from farmers they might actually know. That demand now figures into the millions.

Although Sage Mountain Beef is just a small ranch, and cannot hope to feed millions, they are proud to be the start of a new revolution: The Green-Fed™ meat revolution.

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