The Diet Is Better
Tallgrass beef cattle are grass-fed. Grass is the natural diet of cattle—grain is not. Cattle raised on grass are healthier because it's their natural food. In fact, cattle raised on grain must often be given antibiotics in order to digest their feed, and feeding cattle a corn diet has created an increase in the instance of E. coli contaminated beef. For that reason, Tallgrass Beef cattle are grass-fed for their entire lives. The result is healthier cattle and healthier—and safer—beef.
The Life Is Better
Tallgrass Beef cattle are not kept in small pens or feedlots. They graze the prairie in communal groups, as cattle naturally do. We use a "mob grazing"Â technique that allows the animals to completely graze one area before moving on to the next, which also helps improve the quality of the grass that grows back. Furthermore, Tallgrass Beef cattle are allowed to develop at a normal pace and are never given hormones to increase their size or quicken their development.
The End-Of-Life Treatment Is Better
Tallgrass Beef cattle are treated with care, even during their final days. When the time comes for processing, they are transported directly from a grazing area to a nearby facility, and not kept in a holding pen. This reduces the stress and anxiety they experience. Furthermore, our processors are required to utilize behavior protocols and techniques designed by industry expert Dr. Temple Grandin, the world's foremost authority on humane animal handling.