What's so special about Colorado Grass Fed Beef?
Eating Colorado Grass Fed Beef can evoke the same sense of place that makes Colorado so revered. All places are special in their own right, but there are so many places in Colorado that just have a certain something that excites the neurons, and tantalizes the soul.
Colorado grass fed beef reflects those qualities that make Colorado the unique and magical place that it is, including the delighfut opportunity for enjoyment, and life generating health benefits.
Higher is better, and upstream is cleaner! That is a simple fact of gravity. The water and land that sits high above the large municipalities is cleaner and sweeter.
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High Altitude Grass Fed Beef
There is much to be said for
high altitude grass fed beef
, and some studies indicate that beef from cattle raised on grass grown at high altitudes contains higher amounts of CLA and Omega 3 than from grass fed beef raised at lower altitude.
On the McNeil Ranch we have a saying that; “higher is better -upstream is cleaner” and it’s so true! In the Colorado Mountains, and especially here in the San Luis Valley, we are extremely fortunate to have such clean air and water, and we fully appreciate it, and endeavor to pass that benefit on to our customers.
Colorado's Productive Regions
The lush grasslands of Colorado span from the vast prairies on the eastern plains to high - mountain, alpine meadows, and back down to the fruitful and productive western slope. Our home, the San Luis Valley, consists of rich and verdant grasslands, wet meadows, and wetlands, supporting not only cattle, but abundant wildlife as well.
You can click on our
Grass Fed Beef Colorado
link to find a Colorado Grass Fed Beef producer in your region.
San Luis Valley Grass Fed Beef producers
support massive numbers of greater sandhill cranes, ducks, geese, raptors, shore birds, and numerous game and non-game wildlife.
You can find
Colorado Grass Fed Beef producers
throughout every region of the state. Many of them are members of Colorado Proud, mentioned below.
Colorado maintains a long and storied ranching tradition, and now many long – standing ranching families are beginning to market their Colorado Grass Fed Beef directly to consumers. A few families who are producing Colorado Grass Fed Beef have their ranches designated as Centennial Farms (Ranches) by the
Centennial Farms Program
from the Colorado Historical Society, the Colorado Department of Agriculture, and the Colorado State Fair. Thses are farms or ranches that have been owned by the same family for over 100 years. If you buy grass fed beef from a
Centennial Ranch Grass fed beef producer
, you have the benefit of knowing that you are purchasing from a long-standing family that has stewarded the same land for over 100 years.
Some grass fed beef producers are members of the Colorado Department of Agriculture's
program, which provides regional verification authority that its members produce their products in Colorado. If you purchase beef from a
Colorado Grassfed beef producer who is a member of Colorado Proud
, you can know that your beef was born and raised in Colorado.