Grazin' Angus Acres started out as a Registered Black Angus farm, selling seed stock to other farmers throughout the U.S. Then, in 2004, we were visited by friends who have two children with autism - Patrick and Megan.Patrick and Megan's parents believe that their children's autism was either caused by, or at least exacerbated by, food allergies. They put the entire family on a strict diet and focused on eating real foods - natural foods. Our friends explained that if we could guarantee that a particular steer on the farm was exclusively grassfed, their family would not just purchase it - they’d really appreciate it.
At that very moment, we realized that we had an opportunity to provide ourselves, our friends and our community with a local product of huge importance. We began reading everything we could find about grass-fed beef. We learned how the term “organic” had come to mean little because organic beef is still finished on corn. We learned about the negative impact on human health from finishing cattle on corn. We read The Omnivore’s Dilemma by Michael Pollan, Fast Food Nation by Eric Schlosser, and Real Food by Nina Planck, among many others. We found scientific studies supporting what nature knew all along; cattle were meant to eat grass and people were meant to eat cattle... and we learned that when you mess with that, when you feed cattle corn, there’s a major price to pay in terms of human health. And we learned that our friends were right - we could indeed help their family, our community and ourselves by offering a superior product – 100% Grassfed & Finished Black Angus.
When we started breeding and raising Registered Angus, we never expected that our business might someday morph into something that truly can make a difference in people’s lives. Today, we absolutely know that that’s the case.