We are dedicated to ensuring our animals are relaxed and healthy. We believe their environment, as well as their diet and breed, contribute directly to the tenderness and flavours found in our meat.
Our locally farmed naturally raised Heritage Beef is all natural and free of antibiotics and hormones.
Our cattle spend time on the pasture grazing and eat a combination of 80% grass and hay enhanced by 20% of our specially roasted grain. Our specially roasted feed method eliminates feed mold and provides a better quality of life for the stock and a better quality of the finished product for our customers. Along with the breeds we have chosen, our roasted feed method produces a product that is richly marbled and lower in calories and is comparable to chicken and fish for Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids. A 1994 fat content analysis of Galloway meat in the National Sciences Department of the University of Guelph Ontario revealed a most healthy composition. The total fat content of Galloway meat was shown to be exceptionally low, in the range of 2% and in particular, the harmful saturated fat content was very low, in the range of 1%. With a mixture of Galloway, Hereford and Short Horn, you will discover our meat is a noticeably superior product from the very first bite.
We love what we do and take pride in raising healthy animals that are cared for throughout their entire life. Respecting the land, the animals and our agricultural heritage help us provide the highest quality of products to our customers from our family to yours.
There are no contracts to sign with Coldcreek Stock. No special freezer needed. Simply place your order when you need it. Coldcreek Stock Co. is committed to delivering a superior product you can count on every time.
Grass-Fed Beef Is More Nutritious Than Grain-Fed
“You are what you eat” applies to cows, too.
What a cow eats can have a major effect on the nutrient composition of the beef. This is particularly evident when it comes to the fatty acid composition.
Grass-fed beef usually contains less total fat than grain-fed beef, which means that gram for gram, grass-fed beef contains fewer calories (1).
But the composition of fatty acids is also different:
- Monounsaturated fat: Grass-fed beef contains much less monounsaturated fat than grain-fed beef (1).
- Omega-6 polyunsaturated fats: Grass-fed and grain-fed beef contain very similar amounts of omega-6 fatty acids.
- Omega-3s: This is where grass-fed really makes a major difference, containing up to five times as much omega-3 (2).
- Conjugated linoleic acid (CLA): Grass-fed beef contains about twice as much CLA as grain-fed beef. This fatty acid is associated with a few health benefits (3, 4).
In short, there are some significant differences in the fat amount and composition of grass-fed beef, compared to grain-fed.
The cow breed and type of meat cut also have a considerable effect on the fat composition of beef (1).
Beef is loaded with vitamin B12, B3, and B6. It’s also rich in highly bioavailable iron, selenium, and zinc. In fact, meat contains almost every nutrient that people need to survive.
It also contains high-quality protein and various lesser known nutrients, such as creatine and carnosine, which are very important for your muscles and brain.
Grass-fed beef generally contains higher amounts of certain nutrients.
Compared to grain-fed beef, grass-fed is much higher in the following vitamins:
- Vitamin A: Grass-fed beef contains carotenoid precursors to vitamin A, such as beta-carotene.
- Vitamin E: This is an antioxidant that sits in your cell membranes and protects them from oxidation.
Grass-fed beef also tends to be richer in other antioxidants.