Our Braunvieh cattle are one of the oldest pure breeds of cattle and originated in alpine regions of Switzerland. This breed thrives on a 100% grass diet, which translates to highest quality, best tasting, and healthiest meat.
Stilly Select Beef strives to grow premium grade beef through quality feeds and cow comfort.
We also take it one step further by investing in old world genetics with our Braunvieh breeding. Our Braunvieh genetic lines span hundreds of years and originated in Switzerland. This breed thrives on a 100% grass diet, which translates to highest quality, best tasting, and healthiest meat
Cows are built to eat grass, so all of our beef are fed a grass diet. Grass fed beef means that the cattle are given access to pasture where they can graze and forage for food as they would naturally do in the wild. Some farms may subsidize the grasses in the winter if the climate does not support a year-round lush pasture. The overall intent of “grass fed” is to keep the eating patterns as natural as possible.
This is the opposite of a grain-fed diet, where grains are given to animals, resulting in high calories and an unnatural growth pattern, where the cattle grow much faster (and much cheaper).
Stilly Select Beef keeps all those key nutrients in the diet, so that each animal retains more Omega-3s and B vitamins. - This means the steaks are leaner, more flavorful and tender. Keeping the diet of the animal natural is also a key benefit for those who live a Paleo or Keto lifestyle.