The Multiple Benefits of Grassfarming

Healthy Grasses Mean Healthy Animals, From Mother Earth News, April/May 2009
By Richard Manning

•    More humane animal treatment
•    More nutritious meat and dairy products
•    Reduced flooding and soil erosion
•    Increased groundwater recharge
•    More sustainable manure management
•    Less E. coli food poisoning
•    More fertile soil and more nutritious forages
•    More diverse and healthier ecosystems
•    Reduced use of chemical fertilizers and pesticides to grow unsustainable corn and soy

Grass-Fed Basics

From Eat Wild Website

A major benefit of raising animals on pasture is that their products are healthier for you. For example, compared with feedlot meat, meat from grass-fed beef, bison, lamb and goats has less total fat, saturated fat, cholesterol, and calories. It also has more vitamin E, beta-carotene, vitamin C, and a number of health-promoting fats, including omega-3 fatty acids and “conjugated linoleic acid,” or CLA.  Read more about the nutritional, environmental and other benefits of raising animals on pasture at