Why Grassfed?

Better for the animal

Ruminants were designed to forage. Forage (e.g., grass. pasture, range, browse, and hay) is the most natural diet for sheep. Some of the reasons grains and other concentrates (e.g., maize & soya byproducts) are added to ruminant diets is because these ingredients are inexpensive and convenient to use and result in fast growth. But a high grain and concentrate diet is difficult on the ruminant’s digestive system and often causes upsets, metabolic disorders and disease due to an unbalanced pH within the digestive tract.

Better For You

Scientists who compared grass-fed lambs with lambs fed grain in a feedlot found that lambs grazing in pasture had 14% less fat and about 8 % more protein compared to grain-fed lamb.”  Grass-fed lamb is also an excellent source of vitamin B-12, niacin, zinc, and a good source of iron. While other red meats offer those nutrients as well, grass-fed lamb stands out with a comparatively high nutritional benefit. Lamb has one of the highest levels of conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) and omega-3 fatty acids, both heart-healthy fatty acids with anti-cancer, anti-diabetes, anti-fat properties.

 

  • Higher in beta-carotene: Pasture-fed ruminants may have 7 times the concentration of beta-carotene (precursor of Vitamin A) than grain-fed. Vitamin A is important for many body functions including vision, bone growth, cell division and the immune function.

  • Higher in vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol): Pasture-fed ruminants may have 4 times the vitamin E than grain-fed. Vitamin E has been associated with a lower risk of heart disease and cancer.

  • Higher in the B-vitamins thiamin and riboflavin: These Vitamins are important to maintain and support energy, nerves and muscles.

  • Higher in the minerals calcium, magnesium, and potassium: These minerals are important to maintain bones, nerves and muscles and helps blood to clot. Potassium helps lower the risk for high blood pressure.

  • Higher in total Omega 3’s: Omega 3’s reduce inflammation, lowers the amount of serum cholesterol and triglycerides, prevents excess clotting and is thought to reduce the risk of cancer.

  • Higher in conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) and vaccenic acid: CLA is thought to reduce cancer, high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis and insulin resistance diabetes. Vaccenic acid protects against atherosclerosis, a contributing factor in cardiovascular disease.

  • Lower in the saturated fats linked with heart disease. Saturated fats (e.g., cholesterol, triglycerides and low-density lipoproteins) have been shown to play a significant role in heart disease and stroke.

Care is taken to ensure that our animals are raised humanely

Our animals are grass fed on irrigated pasture

No growth hormones used. No antibiotics given on regular basis

Our processed products contain no MSG, preservatives or other harmful chemicals

Our pastures are irrigated exclusively by solar power to ensure sustainability and a clean, quiet environment for our animals

Locally produced. Proudly Zambian