REGENERATIVELY RANCHED

Regenerative Jerky

Better for your health, better for the cows, better for the planet. Artisanal jerky, convection-cooked.

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  • Better for your health

    * A high essential fatty acid content
    * 4x vitamins A & E
    * 3x GSSG antioxidant

    properties

  • Better for your cows

    * Certified humane living conditions
    * Pasture raised
    * No feedlot
    * No antibiotics
    * No growth hormones
    *No factory farming.

  • Better for your planet

    * Reduces 100% CO2 land emissions
    * Regenerates topsoil
    * Sequesters carbon
    * Increases biodiversity
    * (Ecological Outcome Verified (EOV).

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    FAQ'S

    Where do we get our ingredients?

    Our beef comes from Thousand Hills Lifetime Grazed, a brand that sources cattle from regenerative farms across the Midwest, Northeast, and West. Our other ingredients come from Ace Natural, a New York wholesale distributor of Certified Organic produce with a focus on reducing its carbon footprint.

    What is Regenerative Agriculture?

    Regenerative livestock farming is the practice of careful management of grazing patterns to mirror natural processes while using little to no synthetic patterns or tillage of the land (1). High density cattle populations are rotated frequently between paddocks, a method known as adaptive multi-paddock grazing (2) allowing for intense periods of grazing and long recovery periods (1). The trampling of vegetation and manure by the cattle pushes organic matter into the soil increasing the nutrients available for grasses and other vegetation to use, leading to plant photosynthesis for underground growth that sequesters carbon (3). This process can be started with fields with poor soil health and untamed weeds and continually make the land healthier and of more value (1). Conventional grazing practices instead often include non-stop grazing, which does not allow for regeneration and causes soil health degradation (2).

    Works Cited:

    1. “Pasture Project : Grazing Benefits.” The Pasture Project, https://pastureproject.org/about-us/regenerative-grazing-benefits/#:~:text=While%20livestock%20have%20sometimes%20been,inputs%2C%20and%20diversify%20farm%20income

    2. Submitted by jwalton on October 13. “Methods of Regenerative Agriculture: #5 Managed Grazing.” Green America, https://greenamerica.org/blog/methods-regenerative-agriculture-5-managed-grazing#:~:text=This%20is%20the%20fifth%20blog,%2C%20composting%2C%20and%20managed%20grazing.  

    3. Fountain, Henry. “A Different Kind of Land Management: Let the Cows Stomp.” The New York Times, The New York Times, 17 Feb. 2021, https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/17/climate/regenerative-grazing-cattle-climate.html?te=1.

    What are Humane Livestock Standards?

    Humane livestock standards go beyond an animal receiving adequate feed and water and veterinary treatment of injuries and illnesses. Humane livestock standards include:

    -Living without fear of predator aggression

    -A natural diet free of animal byproducts

    -Ability to express natural behaviors

    The principles of regenerative agriculture adhere to humane farming standards. When the land is healthy, so are the cows. With regenerative grazing, cattle graze in a natural way. They live outdoors and are not confined in commercial feedlots. The highest humane standards for cattle include a lifetime diet of pasture and grass forage, as per the Food Animal Concerns Trust.

    Animals raised humanely are less likely to experience illness or lameness. Cows have fewer reproductive issues. Less stress and foraging in the way that comes naturally to them contributes to more nutritious meat.

    One hundred percent grass fed beef cattle are raised according to strict humane livestock standards. They do not receive growth hormones to speed development. Nor do they receive antibiotics for any reason other than treatment of disease.

    Humane livestock treatment also means humane forms of weaning calves from their mothers. Farmers and ranchers practicing regenerative agriculture want to reduce the stress of weaning as much as possible. Calves are generally weaned from their mothers at the age of six months, but the condition of the cow and calf should determine the timing. Longer weaning times are encouraged.