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Savour food – more about grass-finished beef w @OGC_AB

This film clip talks about the small but important trend towards grass-finished beef ranching, pasture management, environmental stewardship, and prairie grassland habitat restoration here in Alberta, Canada.

Do you know the difference between grass-fed beef and grass-finished beef? A friend that I consider a real food lover asked me the what the difference is last week and I thought – wow, if he doesn’t know then how many other people don’t understand the difference and what it means for the health of the animal, the land and the humans who enjoy beef? This blog will discuss the difference between grass-fed and grass-finished cattle in more detail. If you are keen to read this I’m sure you’ll enjoy the 12 minute film above. It’s loaded with the beauty of Alberta and her precious grasslands.

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Savour food Savour life – How cattle can rejuvenate grasslands and also decrease global warming

Cattle are meant to roam and graze. Cattle are not meant to be “centralized in animal feeding operations”. They are meant to eat grass. They are healthy when they eat grass. They can contribute to the health of our grasslands if they are rotated and managed well. Here’s a brief video explaining this further.

Here’s another video where Alberta rancher Tim Hoven talks about the carbon sequestering properties of well-managed grasslands.

Here’s a final video which explains how returning animals to grasslands, managing their grazing to mimic how it would be if predators were present can return areas from desertification to lush healthy grasslands that because of their carbon storage and contribution to the water table could reverse global warming.

So, are you surprised that cattle could actually increase the health of grasslands and help decrease global warming?

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Savour food – my list of Grass-finished beef ranchers in Alberta

Grass fed and FINISHED beef in Alberta - ready for their close-up photo - Karen Anderson

Grass fed and FINISHED beef in Alberta – ready for their close-up
photo – Karen Anderson

The nutritional benefits of pasture-raised and finished animals are outlined here.

Great cooking tips can be found here.

Grass fed and FINISHED beef producers in Alberta include the following ranchers:

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