Joyce Farms' grass-fed Heritage Beef is the best-tasting beef in the world. In fact, it's so delicious that some people can't believe it's grass-fed (which is known to often have off-flavors). To produce this superior beef, we use carefully selected heritage Aberdeen Angus cattle genetics, humane raising standards, and Regenerative Agriculture methods to achieve a natural beef flavor that out-beefs all other beef.
Our Heritage Beef is pure, natural beef with nothing added, ever. We raise our Aberdeen Angus cattle with absolutely no added hormones, antibiotics, animal by-products or artificial ingredients of any kind. Our cattle graze contently on open pastures, never in feedlots, and enjoy a nutritious, pure diet of grasses, legumes and forbs with no corn or other grains (including no dried distillers grains or DDGs), and no grain silage. So when we say nothing added EVER, we mean just that. No ifs, ands, or buts.
Unlike most grass-fed beef programs, our beef is graded by the USDA, and the majority grades USDA Choice or higher, a reflection of our cattle genetics and grass-finishing.
How do we produce a grass-fed beef that tastes so great every time? We work with the renowned Dr. Allen Williams to produce the finest tasting grass-fed and grass-finished beef available.
The approach he has taken involves over 20 years research to find the right cattle genetics for grass finishing. He has taken a very scientific approach in developing a grazing program that produces excellent finishing without using grain, and the proof is in the flavor.
Dr. Williams’ research has taught us that the best-tasting beef begins with the right cattle genetics, natural diet, and humane treatment.
We choose our cattle from the very best heritage stock – and our animals are always traceable back to their origin. Our Heritage Beef is made from heritage Aberdeen Angus cattle — the original angus. Less than 5% of American cattle qualify as true Aberdeen Angus, and Joyce Farms is the best beef program in the nation with these genetics. The original Angus breed was officially established with Aberdeen Angus Bull #1, Old Jock, born in 1842 in Scotland, the result of centuries-old breeding for hardiness and red meat quality. While modern commercial Angus cattle have a digestive system that has been adapted for a grain-finishing diet, true Angus are known to thrive on a grass-only diet. The result is beef the way beef is meant to taste.
Properly raising grass-fed cattle parallels growing grapes for a fine wine. Their meat takes on distinct flavors based on the terrain, weather, soil and water where they graze. That’s why we make sure our cattle eat only a natural diet of 100% forage (natural grasses and vegetation), never corn or grain, so the taste is consistently pure and savory. We are set on changing people’s minds that grass-fed beef must taste “grass-fed”.
We treat our Aberdeen Angus cattle with the utmost care during every stage of their lives. In fact, our driving reason for feeding our cattle a purely grass diet is that it is, in itself, more humane. Grass is a cow’s natural diet. And studies show that eating grass makes their digestive process easier and more comfortable. The result? Fewer health risks.
Our cattle farm is located in the southern Georgia and routinely passes the strictest audits for humane handling, and are certified GAP Step 4 by the Global Animal Partnership animal welfare program. Learn more about GAP on our blog.
Our cattle are processed at a state-of-the-art, USDA-inspected processing facility that carefully follows the guidelines of Dr. Temple Grandin, nationally-recognized authority on humane animal treatment. It has received an 'AA' grade by FSNS Certification and Audit, which meets the requirements set out in the BRC Global Standard for Food Safety.
Our cattle are not only healthier themselves, but their meat is healthier for you to eat. Compared to grain-fed beef, a serving of our grass-fed beef has: