Free Range & Grass Fed
Europaea Free Range Farms produces dairy that comes from Grass-Fed cows that live a Free-Range lifestyle grazing on natural grass instead of a processed diet. Our cows graze on luscious grass, in open pastures for over 250 days a year. During winter, when grass stops growing; our cows are housed indoors to protect them from the weather. However, being indoors does not change their diet, their feed is grass silage.
‘Free-Range and Grass-Fed’ goes beyond labels of ‘organic’. An ‘organic’ dairy product could be made with milk from cows fed a processed ‘organic’ feed and could primarily live in-doors. With growing awareness against processed food, and an interest in natural processes, Grass-Fed cows with Free-Range lifestyles become all the more critical to meet today’s demands.
Besides being packed with protein, phytonutrients, vitamins B2 (riboflavin), D and B12, and minerals like iodine and phosphorus, grass feeding makes milk naturally richer in nutrients like:
- CLA, or Conjugated Linoleic Acid, is a healthy fatty acid that is known to support the immune and inflammatory system, improve bone mass and help in regulating blood sugar. CLA is essential because the body cannot produce it. The amount of CLA in cow’s milk tends to increase with their consumption of fresh grass. According to certain studies, you could get at least 75 milligrams of CLA from a 200ml serving of Grass-Fed cow’s milk.
- Vitamin E is a fat-soluble antioxidant, which helps prevent free radical damage. It helps balance cholesterol and hormones, improves vision and muscle strength, and even eases PMS symptoms, and improves hair and skin.
- Beta-carotene is a precursor to Vitamin A which is needed for healthy growth of the immune system and vision.
- ALA is a beneficial omega-3 fat associated with cardiovascular benefits, neuro-protection, and autoimmune disease prevention.