For farmers, Grass Fed Dairy is a commitment to a way of life, and a way of farming. It means making purposeful choices about how cows are raised, the size of the herd and the time they spend outside roaming, munching, just being their best cow selves. Grass Fed is more than how a farm is managed, it's how cows are treated, respected and loved.
There are great benefits to small farms. Just ask their farmers. Small gives farmers more control over their property, so they can grow pastures that cows prefer. Small makes it easier for farmers to connect with their herds. With fewer than 100, farmers get closer to their cows and have a deeper connection to their needs and wants - which more often than not is tasty grass! Learn more.
Let's talk about the grass because it's great. Grass is a wonder that gives back to the soil - it helps cultivate a more nutrient-rich base of organic matter that can more easily absorb water and act as a mock reservoir during dry periods. With grass, farmers improve the health of their soil and create a sustainable environment that cows thrive in. All of that makes for a better-tasting more nutrient-rich milk.
For cows, grass is like a superfood. Of course it's delicious, but it's also incredibly nutritious. Grass is rich in protein, so it helps cows produce more milk and contributes to a longer, healthier life. Grass-fed cows enjoy a diet that's at least 75% grass all year long. Makes you wonder why most cows don't eat like this! Learn more.
Just like you, fresh air and exercise make for happier and healthier cows. The good news is that grass-fed cows are given more space to roam free and spend more time outside: A full 1/3 acre per cow to graze on for a minimum of 120 days per year to be precise. It's simple really; more time in the sun with more grass to munch on brings joy to cows and their milk.
Milk is the measure of what you put into it. The care of the cows and the quality of the feed connect to the quality of the milk. That's why grass-fed milk is naturally nutritious and absolutely delicious.
So how does Grass Fed Milk add up? Learn more.
Omega-rich in all the right places
Grass-fed milk offers more of the desired omega fatty acids n3 and contributes less to the omega fatty acids n6 of the typical North American diet. That means more of the good fats and less of the bad fats. The right balance of omega fatty acids contributes to proper heart, nerve, vision, immune and brain function.
Reduction in heart disease and an increase in brainpower
When it comes to overall health benefits, grass-fed milk packs a smart punch as it is higher in two essential fatty acids - Conjugated Linoleic Acid & Alpha-Linolenic Acid.
In fact, grass fed milk contains 55% more CLAs and 20% more ALAs than conventional milk. Those are numbers your body will notice.
Foods rich in calcium and CLA have known benefits for reducing the risk of heart disease and high blood pressure and may reduce the risk of certain cancers.
ALA is essential to human health and cannot be made in our bodies. It helps create fatty acids such as DHA and EPA that are integral for the proper function of our brain, nervous system and heart.
Antioxidants on your side
Grass-fed dairy contains essential antioxidants, minerals, proteins and a healthy spectrum of fats that provide small children excellent nutrition in small volume. In milk, beta-carotene can act as an antioxidant in the human body and protect tissues from damage.
You can find Rolling Meadow grass fed products in the natural food section of many grocery and independent food stores. Please note that selection varies by retailer.