Great News: New Grassfed Beef and Dairy Standard Introduced!

It is very important to us at This Old Farm to let you know exactly where the meat we sell comes from. That is why on every package of meat you buy from us there is a label with the farmers name. This way you have the opportunity to get to know your local farmer and find out how he raises his animals. Many are willing to give a tour and explain their operation. Without the ability to trace each cut of meat back to a particular farmer’s animal, like here at This Old Farm, the new American Grassfed Asociation (AGA) grassfed logo is the only way for you to know that you are getting true grassfed beef and diary.

In a recent article by Dr. Mercola posted on www.mercola.com entitled “American Grassfed Certification Now Assures the Highest Quality for Beef and Dairy Products”, he explains how the USDA grassfed beef label has not been effective and has been rescinded, but not to worry because a new standard has been developed: “The American Grassfed Association (AGA) recently introduced much-needed grassfed standards and certification for American-grown grassfed dairy. Prior to this certification, beef and dairy could be sold as “grassfed” whether the cows ate solely grass, or received silage, hay or even grains during certain times. As reported by Organic Authority:’We came up with a standard that’s good for the animals, that satisfies what consumers want and expect when they see grass-fed on the label, and that is economically feasible for farmers,’ …

The AGA grassfed logo is the only one able to guarantee that the meat comes from animals that:

Have been fed a 100 percent forage diet
Have never been confined in a feedlot
Have never received antibiotics or hormones
Were born and raised on American family farms (a vast majority of the grassfed meats sold in grocery stores are imported, and without COOL labeling, there’s no telling where it
came from or what standards were followed)” [Feb 7, 2017]

To see the new label and read the entire article, click here

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