Arizona Grass Fed Beef
At Thousand Hills Lifetime Grazed, our Renegade Rancher partners are located throughout the country, so we deliver local Grass Fed Beef from the closest source to our Arizona customers’ locations. Our eventual goal is to have ranchers and farmers in every state.
As alarm grows about climate change and the food chain, more people are turning to food raised in a holistic, sustainable manner. That’s the way food was grown prior to the advent of industrial agriculture. It’s known as regenerative agriculture.
When it comes to raising cattle holistically, it means allowing them to graze as they evolved to do. This type of grazing involves moving cattle regularly from pasture to pasture, mimicking the way bison herds once moved across the land. This helps build soil health because the areas are not overgrazed. No chemical pesticides or herbicides are used, and there is no need for artificial fertilizers. The cattle’s manure serves as a natural fertilizer for nourishing grasslands. In conventional feedlot beef production, manure is stored in giant lagoons where it contributes to runoff and water pollution.
Regenerative grazing helps combat climate change. This pasture rotation sequesters carbon in the soil, lowering the greenhouse gas emission substantially compared to conventionally raised cattle. There is less nitrogen runoff, improving water quality. Habitat is restored for native plants and wildlife, increasing biodiversity.
Ranchers and farmers can make money when using regenerative agricultural practices. Along with caring for their cattle and the land, regenerative agriculture supports the local farm economy and the overall rural community. In time, farmers and ranchers can produce more food from less land.
Arizona Grass Fed Beef
The Arizona beef industry consists of roughly 980,000 head, ranking it 31st in the nation in beef production.
Thousand Hills verifies that each rancher we partner with meets our 100% grass fed, grass finished Beef standards. Consumers receive healthy, humanely raised meat. Grazing makes up virtually all of the state’s agricultural land, with cropland accounting for just 2%.
For all of that grazing, relatively few acres in the Grand Canyon State are devoted to regenerative ranching. The good news is that the numbers of regenerative ranchers is steadily growing.
Many of these holistic ranches raise cattle suitable for the state’s hot climate. The Criollo, originally a Spanish breed, are well adapted to the arid climate and harsh terrain. Their meat is similar to elk or buffalo, as their muscle fibers are fine like these animals. That makes the meat especially tender.
Ranchers using regenerative grazing practices are often those whose families have made their living off the range for a long time. Their herd lines go back generations.
Locally Sourced, 100% Grass Fed Beef Products
By ordering 100 % Grass Fed Steaks from Thousand Hills Lifetime Grazed, you are doing more than purchasing delicious, low-fat beef. You are contributing your food dollars towards a more sustainable way of eating and protecting the earth. The beef contains no hormones, steroids, or antibiotics and the cattle never spent time in a feedlot bulking up on grain. Please check our online store for special subscription deals!