What is Natural Grass Fed Beef?

Cowboys gathering the herd at Petes Valley Cattle Company

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) defines “natural” for meat, poultry, and egg products as minimally processed (or processed in a manner that does not fundamentally alter the product) with no artificial ingredients. However, the USDA’s definition does not include any standards regarding farm or animal-raising practices.



At Western Grassfed Beef our definition of natural and grass fed not only meets, but exceeds, the USDA’s definition.

We believe that natural beef must start from the time a calf is born and speak to how the animal is raised throughout its life, as well as how it’s processed.  Our natural requirements are very specific. Western Grassfed Beef cattle spend their entire lives on pasture and are never confined to a feedlot. The use of added hormones and antibiotics are strictly prohibited, and we require our producers to raise their cattle humanely, in low-stress environments.

Born and Raised in the USA

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Additionally, all of our cattle are 100% grass fed and grass finished and are born and raised by American ranching families right here in the US. Many providers of grass fed and grass finished beef are importing from outside the United States and cannot make that claim. 

Why does that matter to you? We know our ranchers by name. We know the quality control and practices that go into the raising of the cattle. Ultimately that means a better product on your table. Not only that, you get to support quality ranching families who are dedicated to providing you with excellent quality meat.

You can read more about our ranchers and how our cattle are raised on our rancher’s page.