Investigating the Farm to Fork Meat Program at Brandt Beef

A farm to fork meat program allows cattle ranchers like Brandt Beef to provide local consumers with quality beef that has been carefully tracked through every step of the supply chain. Brandt Beef, a California ranch and harvesting facility, was one of the first beef producers to adopt a farm to fork program using sustainable practices.

Investigating the Farm to Fork Meat Program at Brandt Beef

Brandt Beef started as a commercial ranch back in 1945. In the 1990s, however, Brandt Beef became concerned about the public response to antibiotics and hormones commonly used by the cattle industry and decided to implement an all natural and sustainable farm to fork program. First, Brandt Beef decided to eliminate the potentially harmful additives and introduced an all natural corn based vegetarian diet for its animals. Then the Brandt family eliminated the need for pesticides by introducing and maintaining a ladybug and burrowing owl population on the ranch. These "employees" are able to keep the vermin and insect populations very low--all without the need for dangerous chemicals.

Finally, Brandt Beef introduced its source verified meat program. Using a simple bar code and state-of-the-art technologies, Brandt Beef is able to isolate contaminants and spoilage and identify potential problems along the supply chain. Every piece of beef produced by Brandt Beef can be traced back to the animal, which allows the experts at Brandt Beef to provide local consumers with a complete history of their all natural meat products.

If you would like more information on farm to fork meat from Brandt Beef, call us toll-free at (800) 782-1670 or email us at thetruenatural@brandtbeef.com.