The beef we raise at Why Not Farm and have available for purchase are grass-fed, grass finished and free range. Our animals are also raised without the use of antibiotics or hormones. Therefore, they are able to grow and develop naturally, creating a healthier, tastier choice of beef for our valued customers and their families.
Texas Long Horn beef is known for being very low in saturated fats. Genetically, it has very little fat marbling causing it to be lower in cholesterol, fat and calories than even the white meat of chicken!!! Including lean beef, in a heart-healthy diet, can positively impact blood cholesterol levels.
Scottish Highland is a "beefier" meat with natural marbling that produces the Healthy balance of Omega 3 and Omega 6 Fatty Acids, It is also said to be the only meat that the Queen of England will eat! Due to our cattle being grass-fed, the fat you do see in the beef tends to be more yellowish in color, in contrast to the white fat that most people are used to seeing in beef cuts. This is because our cattle are NOT grain finished. Whichever you choose, the Texas Long Horn or the Scottish Highland Beef, you will not only enjoy their delicious flavor, but also the knowledge that you and your family are consuming a healthier, low in fat, hormone and antibiotic-free beef !!!
Occasionally, we have Belted Galloway and Hereford cattle that are ready to go for processing. They are both similar to the Scottish Highland in their fat marbling and fat content. Whatever type of beef we have available in the store for purchase, we are sure you will be impressed with the delicious taste!
Beef is the number one source of protein, zinc and Vitamin B12, and the third best source of iron in the food supply. You'd have to eat almost 12 cans of tuna to get the equivalent amount of zinc in one 3 oz. serving of beef. Beef is also a good source of selenium, providing 20-30% of the recommended daily allowance for men and women.
Recent research has found that selenium may reduce the risk of heart disease and certain types of cancer (such as prostate) as well as enhance the body's ability to fight infections.