S&G Farms is committed to raising the absolute best, great tasting meat. Raising great meat is in Doug’s blood. His family has been raising beef the old fashioned way for the better part of a century. Our pasture fed beef is much tastier and better for you than "all natural" beef raised in factory farming environments. Perfecting the processes from his heritage, Doug produces flavorful meat cuts that will have you coming back for more.
On our farm, we raise predominately Angus, Angus cross and leaner breeds of cattle. We also raise premium hogs and lamb. All the animals are born and raised in the local area of Ponder Texas. They are free to roam and feed off of the grass that naturally grows in our pastures.
We know that our bodies need meat-based proteins as part of our daily diet. We also know that animals should be treated with dignity and respect, which is why we are strongly against factory farming practices. Animals should never be raised in crowded, stressed, unclean conditions where their natural activity is limited. Our cattle are given supreme care. Each animal is inspected daily and always has plenty of grass and all grass hay available. Our cattle are never locked up or shoved into crowded stalls. They are free to roam and eat as nature intended.
What makes our meat better?
Because of the attention and care we give to each animal our meat never contains any byproducts, hormones, antibiotics, pesticides, or any other funny business. Because of this our meat contains more protein, vitamins, minerals, amino acids per pound than animals raised in factory farming operations. We don't just try and fatten up our animals to get the most meat per dollar. Instead we prioritize the health and cleanliness of the animal over its weight. This leads to a higher quality, healthier, safer and cleaner cut of meat for you and us. We believe that once you try our meats you will agree that dollar for dollar, you're getting a better value than you can find anywhere else.
Why is grass fed is important?
If you're here then that means you've been thinking about the benefits of grass fed beef. That's great! Most folks don't consider what the animals they're eating today were fed yesterday. Now you may have seen a lot of terms thrown around like "open range" or "pasture raised" on packaging in the stores, and you may not know the differences. Today most of the beef you find on the grocery store shelves, labeled "open range" and "pasture raised" has been fed a grain diet consisting mostly of corn and soy but in some instances they're eating more than just grains. This is to maximize profit, not to maximize the health of the animal.
In 2012 CNN reported that some grain fed cows are actually fed many other foods other than grains to keep costs down and promote unhealthy weight gain. Undercover reporters found farmers were feeding their cows gummy worms, chocolate bars, and even stale candy still in the wrapper! These poor steers are fed whatever is the cheapest source of calories that will fatten them up the quickest. The worst part about all of this? Its been going on for decades! If you've lived long enough you probably remember that food, especially meats tasted better 30-40 years ago, and according to CNN you're right! The quality of meat has decreased as the demand for profits has increased.
According to a study conducted at California State University's College of Agriculture, grass feed beef contains significantly more Omega-3 fatty acids and more conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) than grain fed beef. The study also found that grass fed beef is one of the best protein foods available. It's higher in Vitamin A, Vitamin E and cancer fighting antioxidants compared to traditional grain fed beef. What is CLA you ask? CLA is a powerful polyunsaturated fatty acid we all need to get from our diet. CLA's have been shown to help fight cancer, discourage weight gain and build muscle. High quality grass fed beef from healthy grass fed cows or other animals are the number one sources of CLA!
Knowing all of this, why would you eat anything else other than grass fed beef?
Why should you choose S&G Farms?
If you're tired of spending money on low quality meats that provide little nutritional value to your family.
If you're sick of your meat being loaded with growth hormones, antibiotic resistant bacteria, pesticides and other junk.
If the meat you buy at the store is making you physically sick.
If you want the best tasting meats you've eaten in your life.
If you want to be sure of where your food is raised and who raised it.
If you want to be sure you're eating the highest quality meat available today.
If you want to be sure your food is being raised ethically using sustainable methods.
If you want to buy your meat directly from the farmer that raised it.