American Grassfed Association protects and promotes true grassfed producers & grassfed products through national communication, education, research and marketing efforts. When you choose grassfed products, you are choosing products that are:
- Better for the animals…eating (in the pasture) what nature intended
- Better for the environment…harmony between the land & the animals
- Better for farmers/ranchers…living & working in a healthy sustainable atmosphere
- Better food…grassfed foods are lower in saturated fats & higher in essential nutrients
- Better for you…nutritious grassfed foods support better overall health
The Circle N Ranch is a producer for the Grassfed Livestock Alliance.
The GLA supplies locally produced grassfed meats to the Southwest Region of Whole Foods Market. Its goal is to provide a fair market for family owned and operated farms that stake their reputation on the quality of beef they produce. Animals marketed by the GLA are raised using the American Grassfed Association protocol. The GLA requires traceability from birth to harvest without administering antibiotics or growth hormones. Confinement and feeding animal by-products are also prohibited. Cattle are handled with utmost care.
As a part of our GLA participation, the Circle N maintains compliance with the Global Animal Partnership Step 4 Animal Welfare Rating, as well as the certification standards of the American Grassfed Association. Third party audits are conducted on site every 15 months.
We are a non-profit alliance of producers, retailers, animal advocates and scientists dedicated to improving farm animal welfare through the 5-Step® Animal Welfare Rating Program. We facilitate continuous improvement in animal agriculture across the USA, Canada, and Australia through our 5-Step animal welfare standards and third-party certification. We are committed to informing and empowering consumers and recognizing and rewarding farmers and ranchers for raising their animals in a welfare-friendly way.
See http://www.globalanimalpartnership.org/ for more on what kind of good things that means for the health and welfare of our cattle, and for YOU!