F.A.Q.

Q: What is CLA?

Conjugated Linoleic Acid, or CLA, is a type of polyunsaturated fatty acids found in beef. While CLA is technically a trans fat, it's a natural kind of trans fat found in many healthy foods. Over the last 20 years, many health benefits have been attributed to CLA. These include a reduction in cases of hardening of the arteries, diabetes, weight gain, cancer growth, and more. A recent study showed a decrease in the risk of breast cancer by 60 percent in women who ingest a significant amount of CLA.

Q: Is grass-fed beef better for the environment?

There are definitely environmental benefits to grass-fed beef. According to some ecologists, the corn we feed our feedlot cattle accounts for a staggering amount of fossil fuel energy. Growing this corn uses vast quantities of chemical fertilizer, which in turn uses vast quantities of oil. Because of this dependence on petroleum, a typical steer can consume up to 284 gallons of oil in a lifetime.

Another environmental advantage of grass-fed beef is that it is far less polluting. Waste fertilizes the land naturally, becoming nutrients. In feedlots and other forms of factory farming, waste can build up in huge quantities and become a staggering source of water and air pollution.

Q: Is grass-fed beef better for me?

Grass-fed beef is higher in beta carotene (Vitamin A), CLA or conjugated linoleic acid and Omega-3 fatty acids. These help to reduce cholesterol, diabetes, cancer, and high blood pressure, and improve brain function.

Q: What is the difference between grass-fed beef and grain-fed beef?

Grass-fed beef provides humans a variety of health benefits including omega-3 fatty acids, higher levels of conjugated linoleic acid, more vitamins and minerals, and less fat. Use these resources below to discover why incorporating grass-fed meat into your diet is beneficial:

Q: Does Grass-Fed Beef Taste Differently?

Grass-fed meat is incredibly flavourful and tender. It's important to note that grass-fed meat does require different cooking techniques. The resources below can help:

Q: What Types of Packages does Top of the Mountain Meats Offer?

We offer a variety of different grass-fed meat packages to meet the needs of you and your family. Learn about our different packages.