Wholesome beef comes from wholesome cattle. Wholesome cattle are raised by their parent stock and,
"as nature Intended"
This is why, grass-fed beef is not enough.
What's so different about RRF beef?
When you order beef it comes from heritage cattle, that were bred, born and, raised on our ranches. Each calf is raised on the teat and, this means that their immune systems are so much stronger and, this also eliminates the use of vaccines.
In nature, cattle do not jab each other with needles, in an effort to vaccinate. Although vaccines are permitted for use by the National Organic Program, this practice does not fit into our operation as, vaccine injury is very serious.
You can order order with strong confidence because, your nourishing beef comes from cruelty-free cattle and, their hormones have not been altered. It's customary to castrate (testicle removal) calves. This is done for several reasons. 1. to prevent injury to ranchers. 2. Ease temperament. 3. To stop the production of testosterone which, in turn forces the cattle to produce more estrogen, fat and, to grow faster. The reasons why, we do not practice castration, are simple. Castration is mutilation. Unless it is necessary for medical reasons, it's not humane. In addition, castration is a way to alter the hormones of cattle and, in nature, cattle do not perform these types of procedures. It's well known that elevated levels of estrogen can feed certain cancer and, this is not considered healthy or, organic in our philosophy.
When you want wholesome beef, higher in nutrient values, better Omega-3 to Omega-6 balance, more prevalent CLA's, DHA and, ALA fatty acid profiles; it's important to note that we do not administer tetanus shots, even though they are permitted by the National Organic Program. Tetanus shots are usually administered after a calf has been castrated and, since we do not castrate, tetanus shots are not used. Some vaccines have carriers to, cross the Blood Brain Barrier (BBB) and this can result in brain tissue damage. When you eat beef, contaminated with vaccines, tetanus, antibiotics, heavy metals and, other toxins, you are ingesting those properties.
To us, it's of critical importance that when we eat, we are feeding every cell in our body, properly. We think that you feel the same way. As you probably already know, there are serious problems with the over-use of antibiotics in the global food supply chain. One of the problems is that antibiotic use has led to "antibiotic resistance" and, this is having devastating results, not only to livestock but also, to people. Since we do not castrate our calves, we do not need the use of antibiotics. Although perfectly permitted by the National Organic Program (preventive measure), we choose against this method, because, we believe it could compromise the integrity of our beautiful beef.
GRASS-FED IS NOT ENOUGH
All cattle are grass fed. Even those finished with corn, soy, wheat, old donuts, chicken poop, sawdust, old bread, candy, rancid dairy, shredded cardboard and, other products intended for filler or, fattening are grass fed. Just like you, all our members and, customers demand the very best and, that's what you get, every time you subscribe to shares with Rainbow Ranch Farms. Expect the highest quality, grass-fed, grass-finished, pasture-raised, seasonal heritage beef.
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Routine cattle vaccinations are an accepted "preventative measure" practice by the National Organic Program (Click for Link).
In nature, cattle get all their necessary antibodies from their parent stock, straight from their DNA, the birthing canal, mother's colostrum, the mother's milk and their environment. This is REAL BEEF. How beef is meant to be. Most rancher's who claim that they do not vaccinate, can do so legally. This is because the FDA, USDA and the National Organic Program endorse this practice. Your body and, your organs are not designed to undergo countless hours of filtering heavy metals and, multi-species proteins (coyote, rabbit, fox, monkey) all at one given time. This process can place a tremendous tax on your organs. There are studies that even suggest multi-species proteins used in some vaccines, can lead to chronic illness and, cancer.
There are anti-bodies in vaccines either from live or dead sources. Either way, every time you consume vaccinated beef, your immune system goes into fight mode. Your lymph nodes, primary and secondary immune systems have to figure out how to identify, destroy and, develop a defense mechanism against those foreign invaders. During this process your organs go into overdrive to try and keep you safe.
CASTRATION (we do not castrate)
Most, if not all ranchers castrate their bull calves. This is the act of removing their testicles either by surgical process or by banding. It's illegal to practice chemical castration in the United States. When castration is performed by responsible, humane means, it's followed up by a tetanus shot. Tetanus is also another type of vaccine, an other accepted "preventative measure" practice by the National Organic Program (Click for Link). In addition, an antibiotic shot is also administered. After all, this is a serious surgery, that can lead to chronic infection. This too is accepted by the National Organic Program and beef producers can claim "Antibiotic-Free" because the antibiotic was administered before a certain age and, under the preventative measure" of the National Organic Program again, acceptable.
When you consume beef from cattle that have been castrated you're ingesting more estrogen hormones that you could ever image. The entire process of castration is so that the calf does not take precious energy developing male hormones and, that it develops more fat and, faster. This is partly due to the USDA slaughter terms. USDA cattle slaughter plants do not slaughter cattle over the age of about 30 months. This means that most ranchers take their cattle for slaughter from 24-27 months of age and, by this time, the cow must be of market weight. Otherwise the rancher will lose a lot of money. Basically each calf needs to gain an average of 2.5-3.0 lbs. per day, from time of birth. That's a lot of weight to put on a grass-fed, grass-finished and pasture-raised calf, especially in that short a time frame. Again, I urge you to consider the amount of estrogen loaded beef that you are consuming under the guidelines of "grass-fed and grass-finished beef. Excessive amounts of estrogen can lead to a hormonal imbalance in both males and females. It can also lead to a higher risk of cancer development and, gynecomastia. I add that calves are born from 40-65 lbs. depending on specific breed, environment, health of the mother and other factors.
MARKET INSIDER (current cattle commodity prices)
“Live cattle” is bred primarily in the USA by cattle breeders in Texas, Kansas, Nebraska, Colorado, Oklahoma, Iowa, South Dakota, Minnesota and Montana. All of these regions share a very cold winter, and so young calves must be born in spring wherever possible, as they require good weather. The calves stay with their mothers for between six and ten months. During this time they reach a weight of between 300 and 500 pounds. Once they have reached this weight they are sold to special cattle breeders who bring the calves up to a mast weight of between 600 and 800 pounds over the next 2 to 4 months. After this, the calves are fattened as feeder cattle at special fattening farms until they have reached the slaughter weight of between 1050 and 1200 pounds. This is the case after between 110 and 250 days. There are two key factors in cattle breeding: The costs of animal feed, consisting primarily of maize, and the number of animals. Consequently, there is a direct relationship between feeder cattle and live cattle, since a shortage of feeder cattle can also lead to an underproduction of live cattle. It takes breeders between 7 and 12 years to assemble a herd of cattle, but only around 5 years to disassemble it." LINK HERE
Our authentic heritage-breed Beef is produced with the most strict standards, and is unmatched.
vaccine-free antibiotic-free no tetanus shots castrate-free = cruelty-free no de-horning
Terroir, Artisan & Holistic Beef
Born and raised in California with parent stock. Pasture-raised on local grasses, native graze-land and foraged to absolute perfection.
Intact bulls (not castrated) are of a mature age. It takes considerably longer to raise Mojave Beef before processing. 100% grass-fed, grass-finished, pasture-raised cattle are not market ready in under 30 months. Especially since we do not alter their hormones through castration.
Our customers consider it the best beef in America.
Our cattle production standards are very high and, second to none!
Vaccine-Free, Castration-Free, Tetanus-Free, Antibiotic-Free & Grain-Free
Our cattle are naturally healthy and they are happy. Calves are raised among the Dams and bulls ranging in open paddocks, pastures and graze-land.