The Bell family has been breeding cattle for generations, understands their herd’s genetics, and identifies the cattle best-suited for superior taste and tenderness. Elmwood Stock Farm’s cattle are born on the farm and grazed through hundreds of acres of pastures for more than 850 days.
We use a rotational-grazing system, continually opening up fresh pasture for cattle to graze on the grass and forbes with the highest nutrients. Our cattle are raised outdoors on pasture, year-round. We don’t confine them to a feedlot, and they never, ever eat grain. Each cut of beef you enjoy from Elmwood Stock Farm is grass-fed and grass-finished.
There may be health benefits to eating grass-fed, grass-finished beef, according to a paper published in Nutrition Journal: Research spanning three decades supports the argument that grass-fed beef has more desirable saturated fatty acids compared to grain-fed beef. It’s also higher in heart-healthy conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) and omega-3 fatty acids, offering a better omega-6 to omega: 3 ratio. Grass-fed beef is also higher in precursors for Vitamin A and E and cancer fighting antioxidants.
Elmwood Stock Farm’s beef cattle are also produced under a careful process to meet USDA National Organic Program Standards. These standards involve our pastures, forages, healthcare, fencing and more. An agent of the USDA inspects the farm at least annually, and we keep substantial records to document our practices, ensuring third-party verification of the integrity of our program.
Our abattoir handles each individual animal with care and dry ages our beef before making cuts customized to our specifications.
We know of no other local product that is raised under all of these stringent conditions. Elmwood Stock Farm’s grass-fed and grass-finished, USDA Choice, dry-aged, certified organic, Angus beef system is not designed to produce the greatest numbers possible, but rather produce a clean and wholesome product—great-tasting food with integrity.