People should not have to pay a premium for natural food. We sell natural beef that’s as
close to organic beef as you can buy without organic food prices.
About Our Beef
Better Beef Because of Better Grass
When it comes to meat, the food you eat is directly a result of the food the animal eats. Idaho Beef is healthier because of the environment it is raised in. The valleys of Eastern Washington and Northwest Idaho are ideal for both grazing cattle and apple trees.
It all starts with the grass, air and open spaces, then we add the cattle. Finally, mix in fresh, pure water from the Bitterroot Mountains and Pacific Ocean fed precipitation. The Northwest rains combined with the luxurious grasses of the area, leads to beef that is healthy, nutritious and unmatched.
Beef naturally includes a particular type of monosaturated fat called oleic acid. Grass-fed beef additionally contains high levels of Omega 3 Fatty acids.
There’s More to Grass Fed than Marketing Spin
Technically, any animal that has ever been feed grass is ‘grass fed’. Idaho Beef cattle are not occasionally fed grass; they are always fed grass. When they have been fattened up enough, they are either finished with a grain mixture or allowed to come to weight on grass alone.
Our fully grass-fed beef is called grass-finished, to indicate they have only been fed grass their entire life. These animals are typically smaller and have less saturated fat. Fully grass-fed/ grass-finished beef is closer to deer or elk meat in texture and nutrition, while grain-finished beef has more marbling.
Healthy Beef Without All the Hype
Idaho Beef assures that there are no chemicals added to our beef at any time, healthy beef is natural beef. Our grass-fed beef is dry-aged - infusing flavor and allowing the natural aging process to occur. We have healthy, non- GMO fed cows, fattened with barley, alfalfa and oat, or grass finishing.
While Idaho Beef cannot be called organic beef, we don’t think it needs to be. Organic certification ensures your food has been grown without pesticides, synthetic fertilizers, growth hormones, antibiotics, sewage sludge, and genetically modified organisms. It also requires costly approvals and recertifications, and that cost is passed on to consumers.
Idaho Beef cattle, on the other hand, roam the Pacific Northwest countryside, fertilizing the soil. Our grass-finished cattle also help reduce society's dependence on grain production. By supporting the families that choose to raise their cattle the natural way; you are also supporting the environment.
Idaho Beef is local food that supports a local economy. Most of our cows come from Northwest Idaho and Eastern Washington families that have been raising cattle for generations. We believe in supporting our local economy, culture, and ecosystem.