"As a general follower of the paleo diet, I was extremely happy to find such high quality grass-fed and grass-finished beef and non-GMO eggs in Oklahoma. Great ground beef with a nice grind, great steaks, great eggs, great prices, and great people! Couldn't have asked for better quality or service. This is where to buy some real food!"
-Eric Knight from Austin, TX
"The steak we got from you last month was WONDERFUL!!!"
Lisa weissenbuehler--Oklahoma food Co-op
"I recently purchased beef and chicken from Real-Ranch, LLC. Owners, Paul and Shari were wonderful to work with, and the quality of the meat is exceptional. I'm grateful to them for practicing natural ranching techniques, and doing things the hard (but better!) way."
Amber Ceniceros--Oklahoma City,Oklahoma
Why is grass finished beef healthier for me?
Nutritional Facts about Grass-Fed Beef*
Compared to the conventional beef **, grass-fed beef has:
•Higher concentrations of B-carotene (also called ProVitamin A)
Grass-fed steers incorporate higher amounts of B-carotene into muscle tissues as compared to grain-fed animals. B-carotene is a safe dietary source for vitamin A supplementation. Vitamin A is a critical fat-soluble vitamin that is important for normal vision, bone growth, reproduction, cell division, and cell differentiation.
•Higher concentrations of vitamin E
The concentration of natural vitamin E found in grass-fed beef is 2-4 times higher than that found in conventional beef. Vitamin E supplementation may help prevent or delay coronary heart disease, block the formation of nitrosamines, and protect against the development of cancers by enhancing immune function.
•Higher levels of Omega-3 fatty acids
Omega-3 fatty acids are essential fatty acids but cannot be produced by human body and they must thus be obtained from food. A proper balance of Omega-6/Omega-3 ratio helps maintain and improve health. Beef from cattle fed primarily on grass has approximately 60% more Omega-3 fatty acids than conventional beef and a more favorable Omega-6 to Omega-3 ratio.
•Higher levels of Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA)
Grass-fed cattle produce 2 to3 times more CLA than conventional beef. Animal tests results have suggested that numerous health benefits can be attributed to CLA, including actions to reduce carcinogenesis, atherosclerosis, onset of diabetes, and fat body mass.
*Daley, C.A., A.Abbott, P. Doyle, G. Nader, and S. Larson. California State University, College of Agriculture, University of California Cooperative Extension Service. (2006, May) A literature review of the value-added nutrients found in grass-fed beef products.
**Conventional beef refers to beef produced from cattle fed in confinement on concentrate-only diets.
We've been buying Real-Ranch grass finished beef since 2011. We feel so strongly about eating quality beef from ranchers that we can know and trust that we won't purchase beef from anyone else. Thank you Real-Ranch for providing quality beef that we can feel good about feeding our family.
- Nate & Jen Carper
We are excited to announce that Real-Ranch is now Certified by the American Grass Fed Association. Currently we are the only producer that holds this certification in the Oklahoma Food Coop and we are one of only four producers in the great state of Oklahoma! This is important because American Grass Fed Association has high standards that their producers live by, so that you know that you are getting a true grass fed animal.
When you choose grassfed certified products, you are choosing products that are:
- Better for the animals. eating (in the pasture) what nature intended.
- Better for the environment.harmony between the land & the animals.
- Better food. grassfed foods are lower in saturated fats & higher in essential nutrients
- Better for you.nutritious grassfed foods support better overall health.
- Never given supplements or anything else that contains grain; 100% grain free
We have also become animal welfare approved through GAP, Global Animal Partnership. They are a group with the common goal of wanting to improve the welfare of animals in agriculture. Their 5 step program is something that we already lived by on our ranch, but wanted a third party audit to authenticate that.
100% Grass fed---No grain ever-
because that's what grass fed means!