100% Grass Fed Beef
All our cattle are raised soley on pasture and certified-organic hay. They are 100% grass-fed from beginning to end. We do not supplement their diet with any additives or hormones.
Why 100% Grass-Fed?
Grass-fed beef has been shown to have many increased health benefits, including higher levels of omega-3 fatty acids and much leaner meat.
While the health benefits are definitely an added bonus of eating grass-fed beef, our focus and priority is on one thing - the overall well-being of our animals. We've observed that when the animals are raised on pasture they appear to be happier and healthier. Being on pasture allows them to eat what they want, when they want, and grants them full access to a natural setting.
Our primary breed is Black Angus. It has been proven that the Angus breed of cattle are one of the best to finish on grass. They can put on excellent weight while foraging pasture and maintain good marbling (fat), which gives meat its excellent taste and flavor.
Furthermore, they are known to have very good maternal instincts and milk production. We can rely on them to raise their calves healthily and independently. This requires us to intervene less often, creating a more natural environment.
Storie Farms has two types of pasture:
1) Permanent Pasture
These fields are always in use by livestock and have been for generations. They have a wide range of mature forage species including orchard grass, perennial ryegrass, tall fescue, legumes, clover and alfalfa.
2) Rotated Pastures
These fields are rotated every couple years between pastures and field crops to increase the diversity of the soil. This allows us to continuely introduce new species of forage such as sorghum-sudan grass, cowpeas, pearl millet, buckwheat, sweet clover, forage turnip, sunflower and kale. We focus on growing a variety of species that mature at different times of the season, so the cattle have a constant supply of natural nutrients throughout the year.
How We Process
Our beef is butchered at a local federally inspected and licensed facility. In the world of beef there are so many different cuts you can get. We focus on carrying the prime grilling cuts, as well as high quality lean slow cooking meat. Cuts usually include tenderloin, rib-eye, striploin, sirloin steak, T-bone, roasts, stewing meat and ground beef.