Beef with Benefits Beneath the Label
What is Conjugated Liolenic Acid? - Click here for the basics
By grass-feeding and and not having grain or corn in the finishing diet we are increasing the Omega 3 and Conjugated Liolenic Acid (CLA) in the beef that is presented to our consumer. By following our program we are delivering the positive health benefits of omega 3 and CLA rich beef, resulting in a more nutritionally economic product for the consumer. The program also helps to avoid the possible unhealthy affects of hormone and antibiotics in our beef that the consumer receives.

Cattle that feed on natural forage and grasses have a higher amount of CLA than cattle that are finished on grain in feedlots. CLA has been shown to have health benefits as being anti-carcinogenic, can reduce body fat, is an anti-diabetic, and can help prevent heart disease.3A French study of 360 women showed results that women with a higher amount of CLA in their system the lower their incidence of breast cancer.3

Omega-3 fatty acids have in recent time received a large amount of popularity with the health benefits it can produce. Omega 3 is a potent anti-cancer agent and also reduces inflammation, lowers the risk of chronic heart disease, and arthritis.3Omega-3 is considered important for cognitive function. There are studies that suggest children that do not receive enough from their mothers during pregnancy are at risk of developing vision and nerve problems.2People with a diet rich in Omega-3 have a reduced chance of suffering from depression, attention deficit disorder, schizophrenia and Alzheimer’s disease.4

By promoting the healthy growth of these nutrients in our program we have a product with a higher level of CLA than conventional beef. The most common forms of CLA are rumenic and vaccenic acid. Rumenic acid is known for its anticancer properties while early indications are that vaccenic acid “may reduce  triglycerides, LDL cholesterol (Bad Cholesterol), and total cholesterol in the bloodstream2.



  1. University of Maryland Medical Centre (UMMC). (2011).Omega-3 Fatty Acids
  2. Allen Nation (2002).Farm Fresh – Direct Marketing Meats and Milk.Green Park Press, Ridgeland Mississippi. Pages 180-185 
  3. Simopolous, A. P. and Jo Robinson (1999).The Omega Diet. New York, HarperCollins.
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