Beef Cattle in a Feed Lot setting, fattening for sale
Bison grazing on a grassy pasture, gaining weight without adding lots of fat to the meat.
Gage Outdoors has been providing a lot of information currently in our blogs about alternatives to” feed lot beef”, while we respect Beef Farmers everywhere, we feel as though your healthy, clean diet will be boosted by eating open roaming or small farm raised, grass fed meats such as Bison, Elk, Venison, and winged birds like Duck, Pheasant, Quail and Turkey. Two days ago, we found another reason to consider these new resources, a cyberattack shut down a major meat supplier whose processing plants produce about 25% of all beef put on the table in America. The cost of Beef will soon be going higher because of this attack and because big Beef, Pork, and Poultry processing plants had a 60% shutdown at some point during the Pandemic, there has been an upward Tick of all meat prices since last April. In April 2020 Beef prices rose more than 10% in one month. Pork and Chicken prices have steadily gone up too.
Watch Charles Payne on Fox Business to see what he has to say about this latest situation.
Often, we hear people say that they think Bison, Elk, Pheasant, all the open range meats will cost too much for the average family. With much less fat, higher protein in some cases and less waste, you can make new recipes that satiate your appetite (make you feel full faster) and you may actually use less protein, add more veggies, Voila! The price to eat clean does not break the bank.
From: The Hunter Conservationist in an article by Mark Hall,
“Generally, wild game meat is classified as a “lean” meat, meaning it has a high protein, low fat and low-calorie content ratio, which means it is very good for you. Since wild animals feed exclusively on natural vegetation, their meat contains more omega-3 fatty acids and less saturated fat than the grain-fed, factory-farmed animals. The key to wild game’s health benefits, just like organic, free-range farm animals, is their all-natural vegetation diet.
Wild game animals’ fat content ranges from about 0.5 % (i.e., moose) to 4 % (i.e., waterfowl). Domestic farm animals have around 25 to 30% fat. Wild game meat is high in zinc and iron because wild animals eat natural vegetation as opposed to commercial grains. At 27 grams and 26 grams of protein per 3 ounces of meat, bighorn sheep and wild turkey meat have some of the highest protein contents of all the wild meats.
We all know the health benefits of the “white” meats, especially turkey. Not having growth hormones, antibiotics, and other chemicals, and due to its consumption of a diet of seeds, green plants and bugs, wild turkey meat is higher in protein, has lower fat content, lower cholesterol and more calories than domestic turkey meat.
Gage Outdoors has searched for well run small businesses which provide clean meat from small farms/ranches. Wild game meat which has not been treated with chemicals, the animals have not been given drugs and are happily eating grass. These vendors represent superb quality and we know when you dine on there Bison, Elk, Venison or Duck, Quail, Pheasant or combination meats like wild game sausages, you will please the most discriminating palates at the table. Click on the meat named above to get to our special partners.
Please consider booking a hunting trip with Gage Outdoor Expeditions if you want to have a try at harvesting your own dinner table wild game meat. Call Mercy or Rob @ #763-595-5936.