Holy Cow "Grass Roots"- The Farmer's Daughter

Our family tree of traditional farming goes back over 200 years. The farm, where Holy Cow's grass-roots are today, has been in operation since 1945.

We are a sustainable, free range, homegrown livestock farmer, angus/limousin breeder, cropland planted grass grower, certified humane raised and handled, Animal Welfare Approved, producer. 

I am passionate about farming my cows the "right way" - naturally raised on cropland planted seeded pastures.  It is important that my herd be treated humanely, with love and respect, with no stress.  This also means they will live as a family herd ~ roaming, eating, and playing together.  My livestock of Angus/Limousin cattle consume no antibiotics, growth hormones, or pesticides. You can be assured the beef you receive will be very best.  It is pure beef, pure lean protein that is tender, juicy, and heart healthy.
My strong faith and ethics helps me stay focused on doing the best I can, for the Maker, the land and my cattle.  
In God We Trust. 


Words to Live & Grow By  
Honesty and Integrity
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Heart to Heart 

These are my family farm values.

In God We Trust. 

  • I plant the seed and God makes it grow!  
  • I serve and protect the animals and the land for generations, saving our natural resources like soil and water.
The meaning of a true farmer.  Respectful of our environment, producer and keeper of clean water, clean air, and our fertile soil.  If everyone knew this perhaps then they would be seen as valuable as physicians.        

Giving Back
We are all part of life's cycles of giving and receiving.  I believe that by engaging with my community, I bring joy back into my own life. Try it! Grow some food this summer, taste mother nature's produce and share with others!


What Makes Our Cattle Unique?
Things you should know before buying  
These are the highlights.
Check our other pages for the details.

  • We know the health of our livestock throughout their life since they are born and raised on our farm.
  • We know the genetic background of each animal. 
  • They roam freely as a Family Herd - grandparents, mama's papa's and babies graze together.  
  • Living as a Family Herd creates a Humane, Stress-Free environment, which directly influences the quality and flavor of the beef.
  • Throughout their lives they only feed on mama's milk and then lush planted cropland pastures that we plant from seed.  Did you know some farms will feed their grass-fed animals grain the last 2 - 4 weeks of their life to plump them up?
  • Our cropland pastures are grown from our untreated Spring Mix seeds.  NO GMO Crops, NO Corn, NO Soy, NO Wheat, NO Grain of any type in their diet.  
  • We plant our cropland grass pastures at various times through the year and rotate the herds to the freshest crop.  This guarantees the herd is receiving the most nutritional value possible.
  • Our herd is inspected, meaning a third party has inspected the farm, assuring the public that we follow animal welfare approved standards and that our herd is humanely cared for. We are inspected at least once a year by a third party- Animal Welfare Approved and Grass Fed Only USA. Certification means - NO Antibiotics, NO Hormones, NO Pesticides and NO Synthetic Fertilizers are used and a lot more regulations apply. 
  • Adequate Vitamins and Minerals are essential to the health of our herd and the quality of our beef.  As such, the herd is provided Vitamin and Mineral Supplements, Kelp, and Sea Salt.
  • We work with a custom butcher who harvests the animal on site in a humane, stress-free, sanitary and safe way.  
  • We watch our livestock from birth to finishing, to harvest, cutting and wrapping, and shipping.

Nourishing and treating the herd in this humane way is morally right.  
Our integrity, trust, and knowledge that you will receive a quality product from Holy Cow Grass Fed Beef.
The combined practices noted above (and more) assure our beef will be excellent and safe.  It will be tasty, tender, juicy, lean and heart healthy. We refer to our cows as being High Class Cows, and we consider our beef to be the same - High Class Beef.  

Come See for Yourself
It's your choice to know and see where your food comes from!


Holy cow, a cowgirl who knows her cows.
You may not know what you're purchasing from the grocery store, but you will know if you purchase from me!

    • I know my cows by their name, their number and how they act every day.  
    • I know their health and genetic history.  
    • I know that other than mama's milk, they've fed only on lush cropland planted grasses throughout their life.  
    • You'll know where their feed comes from because we grow what they eat from seed. 
    • They are happy cows, living a stress-free life with back scratchers and rubs to help with dry skin and keeping flies at bay during the summer.  
Our herd is loved, talked to, rubbed down.  They live as a family, roaming together through pastures of cropland.  What a life!  

Just as important to know and understand is that we finish our animals humanely - one at a time - on the farm using a Custom Butcher with a clean, sanitized mobile truck.
 
In contrast to slaughter houses, our animals are harvested quickly, one at a time, without their prior knowledge so they do not become stressed, and away from the herd so they too are not stressed.  

Why Not Purchase from a Grocery Store, or a Private Seller without Certifications? 

Simply put - unless you purchase beef from a reputable grower, producer and harvester, you won't know what you are eating. Too many unknowns!

Even private sellers of grass fed beef need to be questioned. Many advertise grass fed, but actually they grain feed their livestock the last 2 - 4 weeks prior to harvesting.  

If you don't ask, they won't tell you.  Make sure they are certified Animal Welfare Approved producer.  That they are inspected by a third party and follow or exceed natural organic standards.

 Not only should you ask questions about the background, health, life style and harvesting of the beef you purchase, you should know the health and safety of the environment the herd lives in, harvested, cutting and packaging location and conditions, storage and transportation.  Lots of questions.

Feel free to ask us questions about how we care for our livestock to ensure the highest quality meat.


Health Benefits of Grass-fed Beef
Heart Healthy benefits of free range, natural, cropland planted, grass-fed beef
compared to feedlot grain-fed beef:
    • Lower in fat, cholesterol and calories
    • Lower saturated fats linked with heart disease
    • Higher levels of Omega 3 fatty acids
    • Higher levels of beta carotine (Vitamin A)
    • Higer levels of CLA's (conjugated linoleic acides)
    • Holy Cow Grass-fed Beef uses NO hormones, NO antibiotics,
      NO pesticides, and NO GMO substances.

100% cropland planted grass fed beef is a premium lean and natural complete protein for your family meals
Buy the Best! Your Direct Source of Home-Grown Holy Cow Grass-Fed Beef.


101 Cow sense!
Free range, certified humanely raised        
No GMO feed
Antibiotic free - Holy Cow grass fed beef!
Things we must know before buying Consumer Beware - DO YOU KNOW?  Cheapest is not always the best quality
  • 70% of antibiotics are fed to feedlot, grain-fed, beef. They are fed to beef that are NOT sick!
  • Feedlot beef, commonly known as store bought beef, is not aged beef.  When cooking, feedlot beef shrinks in size.  You're paying more per pound than you realize.
  • Where did your beef come from?  What country? Recalls have been reported from beef that has been mass produced in slaughter facilities.
  • Not all Angus Beef is equal in flavor.  They are rated by their family history of marbling.  The greater the marbling, the higher the cost.
  • Who has raised and finished your beef?  At Holy Cow Grass Fed Beef, we know our livestock, you therefore know what you are purchasing.  We know their breed, health, age and the quality of beef they'll produce. Other private producers, known as Marketers or Finishers, select their cattle in auction yards where their breed, age, health and genetics are ALL unknown!  Also, the stress cattle go through when placed at auction affects the tenderness and taste of the beef they produce.  Know where and who raised your beef!
  • Where did your beef live throughout his/her life?  Why does this matter?  Livestock that are bred, born, raised and finished on one farm have less stress and health problems.  
  • Those that are grass fed on irrigated cropland planted pasture have higher nutritional value and taste better than those eating brush or unknown wild grasses on ranches or farms.
  • Grass Fed Only Labeled Beef assures you, the consumer, that the beef has never been sick in its entire lifetime, and that it has been inspected and certified by Grass Fed Only U.S.A and inspected by Animal Welfare Approved standards.  

  • Natural Labeled Beef can be mis-leading, in that it has not been inspected by a third party, guaranteeing that the beef has been raised and follows all Organic Standards.  Also, the term Natural Beef can be used for livestock that has been ill at some point in their life.
  • Do you know where and how your beef has been harvested?  A hard subject, but this is reality.  At Holy Cow Grass Fed Beef, we love and respect our animals to the end.  They are harvested one at a time, in a stress free environment, away from the herd.  They think it is meal time - they don't know what is coming next.  It is quick and painless.  One cow is harvested at a time.  Our Custom Butcher does this on site, working in a clean, sanitized truck.  Our farm is not a slaughter house where beef is harvested in a mass production.  It is not a slaughter house where cows know what is going to happen, where they are stressed and there could be a higher risk of cross contamination.  

Most important!
Ask Questions - Check Certifications - Visit the Farm and the Custom Butcher Shop. 
Ask for Customer Recommendations.  

Know you are purchasing from a reputable breeder, grower and certified producer.   

Awards and Honors

2013 

  • Supermoms Against Superbugs
  • Grass Fed Only USA / Inspected 
  • Grass Fed Finished Beef Producer

 2012

  • Farm of the Year Wapato, WA 
  • State of Washington Conservation Commission-Supervisors

2011

  • Top Animal Welfare Certification/Inspected

Committees

  • Supervisor on the Conservation Department Board for South Yakima Conservation Department
  • Washington State Department of Agricultural                
  • Grass Farmer-Grass Grower                                      
  • CattleWoman Association.  
  • Grass Fed Only USA Certified Member                               

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Holy Cow Grass Fed Beef Passionate Ethics
There is a difference in how animals are raised and harvested, animal welfare approved is the best.  
I don't like Standard USDA Government Rules on Meat Slaughtering Plants.  
Have you seen these slaughter houses?  
There is a better way to harvest our animals with no stress and respect.  
The Farm Harvest is the way we harvest at Holy Cow Grass Fed Beef, using a local Custom Butcher.  
One animal is harvested at a time, not 200 plus, where the animals are in lines and know what is coming.  
Using a Custom Butcher is Animal Welfare Approved.  
Using a Custom Butcher, you don't have to fear recalls on processed meat.  
You also enjoy custom cutting and wrapping.  
What a great way to buy your meat

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