Frequently Asked Questions
At Lynn Brakke Organic Beef, we feel strongly that we are able to provide our customers with the highest quality and best tasting beef on the market.
We have attempted to answer some of your questions below but should we have left questions still unanswered, please see our Contact page and we’ll do our best to respond to your questions.
Why Grass-Fed Beef?
- Grass-Fed Beef is superior in flavor and nutrition to grain-fed beef.
- Grass-fed beef has 300% to 400% more CLA (conjugated linoleic acid), a proven anti-cancer agent.
- Grass-fed Beef has 400% more of vitamins A and D.
- Grass-fed Beef has substantially higher amount of Omega 3 fatty acids – the heart-healthy fat found in salmon and other fish.
- Cattle raised on grass pasture also cannot develop the deadly stomach-acid resistant E-Coli bacteria that grain-fed cattle can.
For more on the health benefits of grass-fed products, visit the Eat Wild website.
What is the definition of organic?
The word “organic” refers to the method in which our crops and livestock are raised and processed. When you see organic on one of our labels, you know that we are dedicated to maintaining a safe and healthy environment not only for ourselves, but also for the animals we raise. This involves eliminating the use of all synthetic chemicals, growth hormones, insecticides, pesticides, etc, in the production of our beef products. This chemical-free standard is also used in the way we raise our crops, which provides us with organic forages for our cattle.
How is “certified organic” beef superior to “natural” beef?
Did you know that ANY FRESH meat qualifies as “natural” according to the USDA? To state that one’s product is certified organic, however, requires a much more strict code of standards and ethics. We have independent agents that come to annually certify our land, animals, and packaging facility. What’s more our processing facilities must meet standards of cleanliness that are far more stringent than the standards for the conventional beef industry.
What healthy benefits are derived from our grass-fed/grass-finished beef?
Most of today’s US feedlots use feeds that are up to 90% grain. Cattle grow about three times faster on such a diet as they would with hay. Although it takes us additional weeks or even months for our grass fed cattle to reach the desired market weight, we believe that beef, in its natural grass-fed state is the health food of the highest order.
As Dr Joseph Mercola says on his website:
- Grass-fed beef are naturally leaner than grain-fed beef.
- Grass-fed beef has the recommended ratio of Omega 6 to Mega 3 fatty acids, 3:1, where some grain-fed cattle exceed the ratio at 20:1.
- Grass-fed beef is loaded with other natural minerals and vitamins and is a great source of CLA (conjugated linoleic acid). This fat reduces the risk of cancer, obesity, diabetes and a number of immune disorders.
For further information please see Dr. Mercola’s website.
How do we ensure the quality of our beef during delivery?
Once vacuum-sealed and flash frozen, our beef is delivered to your home. Dry ice is used during delivery when necessary to maintain proper temperature.
What is sustainable agriculture?
Lynn Brakke is committed to sustainable agriculture. This is a practical and philosophical system of farming which evolves around the responsible stewardship of land and animals. The goals of sustainable farming management practices are to produce food in a way which is:
- environmentally safe and sound
- economically viable
- humane for the animal
Our farm is managed so that the natural biological cycles of all resources (plants, trees, livestock, wildlife, water, soil, sunshine etc.) are in sync with one another to the benefit of all. The efficient use of non-renewable resources and the non-reliance on chemicals are also part of the system. In Lynn’s own words, “We farm the land so the soil will never be depleted. We are taking care of it so it can be farmed forever.”
What happens when one of our organic calves gets sick?
The calf is removed from the herd and treated for the illness. It is completely removed from the organic program and will not be used for our beef production.
All this careful production delivers meat of such high quality that many people who eat our Organic Beef not only enjoy the flavorful experience, but are assured of a healthy choice.
How do I order your beef?
It’s simple to order from Lynn Brakke Organic Beef. Click here, or on the Order button found on the right side of this web page. You will be directed to the Contact page. There you can place your order by using the email link or calling the phone number listed on the page. You will be personally connected with someone from Lynn Brakke Organic Beef to have your order taken and fulfilled.
What types of payment do you accept?
We accept Cash, Check, Visa, and Master Card.