At the Tater Patch, we raise our animals in their natural environment. Our Angus steers are primarily grass-fed and are rotated from pasture to pasture throughout growing season and fed high quality fescue hay in the winter. Grass-fed beef is higher in healthy Omega-3 fatty acids than beef produced by feedlot operations.
About six weeks before slaughter, we supplement the grass or hay diet with a few pounds of locally produced grain feed to help “finish” the animal. This creates some marbling in the beef and enhances the flavor.
Our beef is from animals that have not received any antibiotics in their feed and have not been given growth hormones. In contrast, almost all beef that you buy in the grocery stores comes from feedlots where the feed is “medicated” with antibiotics.