Every once in a while a great tasting piece of beef is on the menu at my home. Some days it might be a juicy steak or maybe a slow cooked brisket. It could be a nice roast.
For a while now there has been a conversation about how bad the beef is. I’ve heard about the inhuman way they treat the cattle while raising them and slaughtering them.
There is a saying that we are what they (animals) eat. So my guess is we can be affected when they are shot up with antibiotics and hormones. The way the animals are slaughtered affects the meat also.
This makes me nervous when I go to the store to buy meat. What exactly am I getting?
A change came to my home. I now buy directly from farmers that raise grass-fed cattle and feed them no grain at all. I like the taste of the beef I buy from the farmer. It is healthier for me. Some of the issues I use to have I no longer experience because the cattle are not all shot up with antibiotics and hormones.
Some people complain about the cost of the beef. I personally think the price is comparable to buying beef from the store. I heard someone say pay farmers now or pay hospitals later. That’s one way to look at it.
For me at this time in my life I will spend what it takes to get me a good pierce of beef.
So Where’s The Beef?
The Farmer’s Market. I’m going this weekend.