Why are grass-fed foods more expensive?? Part 1

 
It is so exciting for us when we get testimonies like the one above!! 😍  It makes all the hard work & time we invest sooo worth it!!  To provide  ‘lifegiving food’  for other families is a calling we don’t take for granted!

It is so exciting for us when we get testimonies like the one above!! 😍 It makes all the hard work & time we invest sooo worth it!! To provide ‘lifegiving food’ for other families is a calling we don’t take for granted!


Hi there!!


Trying to figure out why grass-fed foods are more expensive & not sure if they're worth it or if you can fit the extra cost into your budget??💲

This video & the one I’m sending out next week will give you a bit inside story & also how we and some of our customers make it work!💃


But first… how’s this cold weather treating you??😊 Are you a fan of cold weather or do you prefer the barefoot/sandal days??

As a mom… I definitely prefer sandal days!!! Ummm… who’s coat is lying on the floor...AGAIN??🤨🤔


When I recorded this video🤳 it was still nice & warm… & now, well...it’s COLD!!😲

I’m sitting here with a hoodie wrapped around me thinking I need to make me some hot chocolate!! One of my favs of cold weather!!


Ok… so there are lots of reasons grass-fed products are more expensive than their supermarket counterparts…🥩🍗🥛

In this blog, I’m going to highlight 2 reasons we believe are the biggest culprits…. Yes, they’re intertwined somewhat…


#1 is Grains!


Grains are higher in calories, therefore grains encourage the cows to grow much faster and cheaper than the cows fed grass.🌾🐄

Seems like a good idea, I mean raise the calves quicker, sell them sooner, have money to invest back into your farm sooner!!💲💲


Until… you have health issues in your herd…😥

Cows stomachs aren’t made to digest grain & can cause weakened immune systems (& a host of other things),

add in antibiotics to help counteract that, & eventually, that’s transferred to the milk & meat. 🤢

When cows are fed grass🌾… it takes more acres to feed them, but we have noticed a huge decrease in cow ailments!!!

They are healthy & happy: THE BEST way to produce healthy meat & milk!!🥩🧀🥛

If we want to remain healthy & happy... our food sources need to come from animals & plants who are healthy & happy & fed what God intended them to eat!! 🙌

Grass is much higher in key nutrients like Omega-3s and B vitamins, & result in steaks that are leaner, healthier, & much more flavorful…

thus why grass-fed meats are strongly recommended by the Paleo diet! 😋


It is so exciting for us when we get testimonies like the one above!! 😍

It makes all the hard work & time we invest sooo worth it!! To provide ‘lifegiving food’ for other families is a calling we don’t take for granted!



#2 is government subsidies…

Grains (corn & soybeans) are the largest feedlot costs.

Grain producers can apply for & receive direct government payments to produce grains each year…

think taxpayer money💲💲…

thus the true cost of grain production doesn’t show up in the marketplace….

aka when you are buying your beef & dairy at the supermarket.

Grass farmers do not have this advantage...nor do we want itwe just want to be paid a fair wage for our labor.😘


The real question is “Should government subsidize the real cost of food”? ...a loaded question!


Here at Borntrager Dairy, we do not take any government payments, loans, grants, etc… our prices directly reflect our production costs…


So to summarize it all up, supermarket prices do not reflect the true costs of producing meats… it’s subsidized by the government.


📣📣And in all reality, it’s a completely different product…


‘Life-giving’ foods are produced on a healthy, sustainable farm, where the animals are fed their natural diet.

Know your farmer, 👨‍🌾 Know your food!!😋


That’s it for today! 😉


Initially, I had intended to answer the ‘How to budget for grass-fed products?’

but felt the video would be too lengthy & so I have that answer to that question in Part 2.


I plan to send that out next week!! Look for it!! I expect you’ll be surprised! I had soo much fun recording that one!💃🤸‍♀️


Listen to the video & let me know what you think!!


And as always, if you have a testimony from using our products, we’d LOVE to hear it!!😍

Blessings!

Arlene

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