GRASS FED VS. GRAIN FED
Sheep are ruminant animals, which means they are designed to eat grass, not grain.
Grain-fed animals are traditionally raised in intensive feedlots where they are fed an unnatural diet based on corn or soy. They are often given hormones to grow faster as well as antibiotics to survive the unsanitary living conditions.
Ovation 100% grass-fed lambs contain less total fat than grain-fed stock, meaning gram per gram; grass fed lamb contains fewer calories. Grass-fed animals have huge health benefits over their grain-fed counterparts. High levels of essential vitamins and minerals, is just the start. Grass-fed meat contains up to five times more Omega 3s than grain-fed meat. Omega-3 fatty acids (generally associated with olive oil and fish) are essential for good health, especially for the heart and brain. Grass-fed meat is also known to have high levels of a good fat called Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA), which is associated with reduced body fat and other health benefits. Studies have shown that CLA may help reduce the incidence of cancer1. We also believe, that our grass-fed lamb just tastes so much better as well.
1. Source: Beef and Lamb NZ.