Raising grass-fed beef in Southern California

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Elizabeth Poett’s family has been raising cattle on grass in Lompoc, California since 1837. At Rancho San Julian , the herd of Black Angus is never given antibiotics, hormones, corn or soy. Raising the animals on pasture arguably results in a smaller carbon footprint than grain, and the meat is more nutritious because it’s lower in fat and has more omega-3s than grain-fed beef. The cattle are also raised and harvested using humane practices. Poett believes this leads to better tasting meat, “like beef is supposed to taste.”