5 Ways the Certified Piedmontese Grass Fed, Grass Finished Beef Line is Different
Updated: Jun 10
What sets Certified Piedmontese Grass Fed, Grass Finished Beef Line apart from others in the beef industry? Lots of things! Read on to learn more:
It's 100% Source Verified and Raised in the Midwest
It has TONS of Nutritional Benefits
It has Unbelievable Tenderness & Taste
It's made with Both Animal & Environment Welfare in Mind
Our Cattle are Handled Humanely Every Step of the Way
It's 100% Source Verified and Raised in the Midwest.
Did you know that finding grass fed, grass finished beef that's raised in the U.S. is the exception rather than the rule? According to a 2017 Stone Barns report, 75 to 80% of grass-fed beef sold in the U.S. comes from abroad—mostly from places like Australia, New Zealand, and parts of South America.
As long as imported beef passes through a USDA-inspected plant (a requirement for all imported beef), it is labeled Product of the U.S.A. --even if the cattle the beef came from never took a breath in the U.S.
At Certified Piedmontese, we welcome accountability and transparency, and we’re proud to let consumers know exactly where and how we raise our grass fed, grass finished beef. Our grass fed, grass finished cattle call the spacious grasslands of Nebraska home. This also means food miles are reduced, no matter where we’re shipping in the country. Our grass fed program—as well as our traditional Certified Piedmontese beef and Dynasty Selection—is Where Food Comes From source-verified by IMI Global, an accredited source for third-party verification of food production practices.
By subscribing to self-imposed audits regularly through IMI Global and other agencies, Certified Piedmontese verifies every process and claim. This can allow you to be sure the grass fed, grass fed beef you're eating came from family ranches across Nebraska and southern South Dakota--and that it was raised the right way. At Certified Piedmontese, we use absolutely no antibiotics, hormones, or animal by-products.
It has TONS of Nutritional Benefits.
Because Certified Piedmontese grass fed, grass finished cattle eat grasses rich in heart-healthy fatty acids, they produce beef that’s rich in these important nutrients as well. Some of these nutrients can include Omega-3s, Zinc, Iron, and essential B Vitamins. Our grass fed, grass finished beef is even leaner than our traditional Certified Piedmontese beef—which is already leaner and more tender than most breeds. This provides health-conscious customers a beef product that’s low in fat and calories, packed with nutrition, and exceedingly tender and flavorful.
It has Unbelievable Tenderness & Taste.
Grass fed, grass finished beef has a reputation for having a more complex, beefy flavor, but less tenderness. Certified Piedmontese grass fed, grass finished beef goes against that idea, with its natural tenderness, which comes from the Piedmontese breed. Certified Piedmontese beef has a clean, beefy flavor that leaves you feeling happy and satisfied.
It's made with Both Animal & Environment Welfare in Mind.
Interest in grass fed, grass finished beef also stems from concern for animal welfare. Certified Piedmontese ranches span thousands of acres across north-central Nebraska and southern South Dakota, a region known as the Sandhills. In this region of grasslands, they have access to natural, high-quality nutrition.
Certified Piedmontese ranchers ensure cattle have a beneficial relationship with the land. Using sustainable ranching techniques is valuable to both the land and the cattle. This responsible grazing helps the grasslands to be a consistent and nutritious food source for our grass fed, grass finished cattle. These intentional and progressive ranching practices appeal to eco-conscious customers and ultimately produce beef of the highest quality.
Our Cattle are Handled Humanely Every Step of the Way.
Our approach to responsible ranching is comprehensive, extending to the diligent care our ranchers provide Certified Piedmontese cattle. A careful combination of technology, industry-leading insights, strict protocols, independent third-party oversight, and advanced stockmanship ensures the best possible care for every single animal.