Grass fed beef offers many advantages compared to grain fed beef.

  • A nearly ideal ratio in the occurrence of Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids
  • A higher percentage of CLA or Conjugated Linoleic Acid, a potent anticancer fatty acid produced in quantity only by pastured ruminants
  • 50% less saturated fat
  • Happier and healthier animals as they have the time and space to enjoy being cattle – roaming, grazing and exploring

In 2008, the Belted Galloway Society Foundation funded a study of the nutritional value of rib eye steaks from 3 sources – the first being Belted Galloways that were grass fed, the second being Belted Galloways that were grain finished for the last 90-120 days, and the third being reference USDA values for the same cut of beef. Now one might simply look at the tremendous benefits of Belted Galloway to reference USDA beef, but what is the most profound is the dramatic difference between the grass fed Belted Galloway and the grain finished Belted Galloway.

If one didn’t know better, one would never guess that these are the same kind of animal, never mind the exact same breed!

PER 100g SAMPLE Grass Fed Belted Galloway Grain Finished Belted Galloway USDA
Total Calories 119.00 176.67 274.00
Fat Calories 27.00 102.00 234.00
Total Fat (g) 3.00 11.33 22.07
Saturated Fat (g) 1.00 4.67 9.00
Cholesterol (mg) 11.33 47.33 68.00
Sodium (mg) 50.00 55.33 56.00
Protein (g) 23.00 18.67 17.51
Calcium (mg) 17.67 15.67 10.00
Iron (mg) 1.56 1.98 1.87
Thiamine (mg) 0.06 0.07 0.08
Riboflavin (mg) 0.12 0.09 0.13
Niacin (mg) 5.41 5.78 3.23
Potassium (mg) 299.33 304.00 305.00
Phosphorus (mg) 189.33 176.33 168.00
Magnesium (mg) 16.67 17.67 18.00