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  • Are Spring Crossing cattle humanely raised?
    We are committed to the Five Domains of Animal Welfare: an internationally recognized standard for optimal animal health and well-being. These standards provide a means of evaluating the welfare of our livestock, with a strong focus on mental well-being and positive experiences. The Five Domains are: Nutrition – availability and quality of feed and water Environment – atmospheric and environmental conditions Health – presence or absence of disease and injury Behavior – restriction or expression of behavior Mental state – subjective feelings and experiences. We ensure that the highest animal welfare standards are implemented and effectively verified. Livestock processing standards not only meet local requirements, but also exceed international specifications. Our world-renowned standards are properly verified and enforced by global and local inspectors and stringent third-party auditing. This not only ensures humane treatment of our livestock but also contributes to a higher quality finished product, as reducing stress has been found in studies to improve eating quality.
  • Are the cattle grass-fed?
    Yes! Our Spring Crossing cattle are grass-fed. Our livestock graze freely on vast tracts of rangeland and improved pastures. Grass fed cattle live free on pastures, enjoying wide-open grasslands and grazing in communal groups on their natural food, grass.
  • Are the cattle treated with hormones and/or antibiotics?
    The cattle in our grass-fed organic program are never treated with antibiotic or hormones. The cattle in our grass-fed program may have been treated with hormones that are FDA approved as safe for people, animals, and the environment. Cattle will only be treated with antibiotics if they become ill, because our industry’s animal welfare standards oblige us to treat sick animals. However, since the cattle are raised in a natural environment and raised in a tropical to temperate climate, the incidence of illness is less than 1%. If the cattle have been treated with antibiotics and/or hormones, they are withheld to ensure the medicinal compounds are at the minimum safe levels or no longer present in the meat. We are committed to providing a safe product with stringent measures in place to ensure this.
  • How much room do the cattle have to live in?
    Spring Crossing cattle are free-range, never confined to a feedlot, and roam on vast tracts of land. The amount of space available to each cow will vary depending on availability and nutritional content of the grass. Some cattle might have 40 acres or more each.
  • Is Grass-Fed beef better for you?
    Grass-fed beef is lower in saturated fat, cholesterol, and calories while higher in dietary protein and good fats. Our grass-fed cattle gain all of their nutritional requirements from grass. Because of this, our beef contains higher levels of nutrients such as Vitamin A, Vitamin E, CLA's (Conjugated Linoleic Acid), Omega-6 & Omega-3 fatty acids. Vitamin A: Grass-fed beef contains up to ten times the amount of Beta-Carotene as grain-fed beef. Beta-Carotene converts into Vitamin A, an essential nutrient promoting bone growth, reproductive health, clearer vision, cellular division, and white blood cell production. It also creates a barrier in the body that defends against viral and bacterial infections. Vitamin E: Grass-fed beef contains three times more Vitamin E than grain-fed beef. Vitamin E is vital to a healthy body as it is a powerful antioxidant that helps delay or prevent coronary heart disease, protects against cancer development, and blocks carcinogens from forming in the stomach. Vitamin E also reduces the risk of cataract development and improves overall visual clarity. Omega-6 and Omega-3: Grass-fed beef offers a perfect balance of essential fatty acids like Omega-6 and Omega-3. This balanced ratio is vital to your diet as it helps prevent and treat type 2 diabetes, cancer, arthritis, coronary heart disease, autoimmune diseases, and hypertension. CLA: Grass-fed beef has 2-3 times more CLA than grain-fed beef, and Conjugated Linoleic Acids help reduce the risk of diabetes, atherosclerosis, and carcinogenesis. Dietary Protein: Studies have shown that when people consume more lean beef, they can lower their triglycerides and LDL and VLDL cholesterol while increasing their HDL cholesterol, which benefits the body. Lean proteins can also help reduce weight, lower blood pressure, and improve glycemic control and insulin sensitivity. Grass-fed beef contains around 1.5 times more protein than grain-fed alternatives.
  • Is Spring Crossing beef USDA Organic?
    Spring Crossing Cattle Co. has two product lines: Spring Crossing Grass-Fed Spring Crossing Organic Grass-Fed Our Spring Crossing Organic Grass-Fed Beef is Certified USDA NOP Organic.
  • Are Spring Crossing products GMO-Free?
    Our Spring Crossing Organic program is GMO-Free.
  • Is Spring Crossing meat processed using Islamic halal practices?
    Yes. Islamic Councils certify the product under strict animal welfare requirements.
  • What type of plastic is used for the packaging of the steaks and ground beef?
    We use a conventionally laminated web film with a metalized polyester skin and a polyethylene non-barrier, easy-open sealant. This film is FDA-compliant and maintains the freshness and quality of the product, allowing for a minimum of 21 days shelf life. Since full traceability from receipt to customer shipment is mandatory, we receive a letter of guarantee for these food contact films from our packaging supplier.
  • What is the strong smell when I open a new package of beef?
    It is perfectly normal for your vacuum-sealed beef to have what is referred to as a "confinement odor" when first opening the package. If your meat has been stored correctly and within its "Use By" date, it is unlikely to be spoiled. If left to breathe before cooking, this confinement odor usually dissipates after a few minutes. You may also notice mild discoloration, as the meat will appear darker than usual prior to oxygen exposure. This is not indicative that there is an issue with the product.
  • Why Spring Crossing Grass-Fed / Organic Grass-Fed Beef?
    85% of shoppers consider at least one “better-for” attribute, such as “better for me” or “better for the planet,” when buying meat, with 38% looking for Grass-Fed claims and 33% seeking Organic claims. Grass-fed and organic beef is perceived to be healthy, natural and high quality by US Consumers. Grass-fed beef experienced 34.5% growth in value and organic experienced 34.3% growth in value from 2019 to 2020. 28% of meat consumers are looking to purchase claims-based meat, with this segment experiencing significant growth. 47% of Americans describe themselves as flexitarians in 2022, surging from just 19% in 2021. This growing segment of consumers whilst buying plant based and blended items, are also buying claims-based meat. Source: Power of Meat report from the Food Industry Association (FMI) and the Foundation for Meat and Poultry Research and Education.
  • What are the packaging options for Spring Crossing Grass-Fed Beef?
    Our Organic Grass-Fed and Grass-Fed range is available ready for retail in Rollstock. We offer fully branded point-of-sale displays with our product, including shelf strips, dividers, and wobblers to match our packaging. We also offer private label branding options, and a variety of customized solutions for your business. Our products are also available in VSP, MAP, and Cryovac to accommodate your unique needs. • Available in net weight options • Beef portions • Up to 28 days shelf life
  • Who do I contact to get started?
    For all wholesale inquiries, please email, or call 970-473-3885 to leave a message on our automated phone system and ask to be connected with JBS Imports Division. Email inquiries are answered immediately and promptly by our marketing team during regular business hours.
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