Feeding cattle their natural diet of grass has a multitude of benefits for both the quality of the meat as well as for the animals themselves. A number of health complications arise from feeding cattle grain diets in feed lots, including dangerously high levels of acid in the digestive tracts of the cattle. In addition to the host of health complications that result from such high acid levels, these associated conditions lead to the use of antibiotics, hormones, and other medications that such illnesses require. Grass-fed cattle, on the other hand, get better nutrients from a diet of grass and are able to follow their natural grazing habits. The beef from grass-fed cattle has higher levels of vitamin E and Omega-3 fatty acids, and lower levels of saturated fats. Cattle raised outdoors where they are free to graze are healthier animals and yield healthier beef.

In addition to the benefits to both the animals and the consumers, grass-feeding methods are better for the environment than feedlot operations. Allowing the animals to graze, walking to their food and fertilizing the fields as they go, eliminates the need to transport grain to the animals and deal with animal waste removal.

The Angus breed, which originated in Scotland, is naturally hornless. The cattle on DeNormandie Farm are raised on hay, grass, and corn grown on our farm. They are free of supplements, hormones, or other chemicals. The mothers in the herd range from two years in age to ten years in age, and the entire herd is outdoors year-round.