Why Flax-Fed Beef?
Flaxseed is one of the highest natural sources of omega-3 fatty acids. Research is showing that beef cattle fed a flaxseed supplement during the final 120-140 days in the feedlot are showing higher levels of Omega-3 fatty acids in the meat. Flaxseed feed improves the backfat and marbling in the animal, and still yields USDA Choice and Prime meat, with higher levels of Omega-3 fatty acids.
Omega-3 fatty acids are considered essential fatty acids, necessary for human health and obtained through the food you eat.
Nutritionists have emphasized eating foods high in Omega-3 fatty acids as a way to increase the “HDL” or the good cholesterol in the blood stream, improve cardiac health and other chronic conditions.
Feeding Flaxseed does raise the cost of beef production, which is reflected in the higher cost per pound compared to retail beef purchased in grocery and large box stores such as Walmart.