The Official Grass Fed Beef Thread

  1. Black Star Labs
    Board Sponsor
    Customizer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Posts
    158
    Rep Power
    219

    The Official Grass Fed Beef Thread


    It's like cows that swim

    I've spoken at length in thermochat about the virtues of grass fed beef before but realized that many people certainly do not have access to it at their local market and many do not know where is the best place to purchase it online, so some thinking and a few conversations with my favorite supplier at this years Arnold Classic and voila, below is a copy of the email we will be sending out later this evening!




    GRASS FED BEEF

    Ask any strength coach worth his salt about diet and the first thing they do to drastically improve body composition and performance is to switch someone over to grass fed beef. Athletes and bodybuilders will notice near immediate benefits when converting to an exclusive grass fed diet over the traditional store bought (grain fed), and by benefits I am talking about increased muscle mass, strength and endurance while losing fat simultaneously. Think it’s too good to be true? Well you would be very wrong as grass fed cattle provide beef the way nature intended (high in Omega 3 and CLA) and will help to build the physique and athleticism that nature designed you for!

    Unfortunately modern society coupled with government politics have provided our food supply with a highly inferior form of beef, namely beef derived from grain fed cows. Cows were never designed by nature to consume grains as the majority of their diet and when they do you have a host of unfortunate side effects like a highly skewed omega 3:6 ratio (in drastic favor of omega 6) and a near complete lack of CLA in the meat. Why is this the case you may ask? It all comes down to politics, lobbyists, and economics. It’s dirt cheap (literally) to let cows graze on grain all day versus a wide open field of grass to raise them on. Not only that but the cows also get extremely overweight and underlean on a grain based diet (the phrase “corn fed” takes on a new meaning!), great if you are in the business of selling meat but not so great if you are the one consuming it.

    Fortunately some enterprising health conscious individuals have taken notice and started supplying beef strictly provided by grass fed cows, exactly the way nature originally intended! I was fortunate enough to bump into one such individual at this years’ Arnold Classic and while I had ordered frequently from his website before, we began discussing the idea of offering his fine products to our customers many of whom have heard me speak of the virtues of grass fed beef before (possibly in Thermochat) and while they were quite intrigued they were never quite sure where to obtain the product or how to determine the legitimacy of such items.

    As I mentioned I spoke with the owner of Grass Land Beef, a great company based out of the beautiful wide open country in Monticello Missouri and we struck a great deal and worked this out to everyone’s benefit! We set up the affiliate link on the https://www.blackstarlabs.com/blacks..._old/index.php homepage in the upper right hand corner of the site, when you click through our affiliate link to Grass Land Beef you may then use coupon “bears25” to receive an absolutely amazing 25% off your first order.

    Note discount only applies to orders under 40 pounds
    and excludes items on sale.

    I was amazed at his generosity but was assured that repeat business is so high because once the quality of the product is witnessed by the consumer (did I mention it also tastes FAR superior to store bought beef?) repeat business is basically a given. Plus who doesn’t like to not have to wait in line at the butcher counter anymore (and for a highly inferior product to boot) when you can have the freshest lean cuts delivered on ice to your doorstep, easy as pie!!

    We didn’t end the deal there though, I suggested to John he might consider bringing in ground grass fed bison, as well as bison and salmon jerky from the best farms he knows of and he agreed, just for us to bring these items in stock!

    I urge you to give this a try and with the great prices Grassland already offers plus the 25% first order discount what have you got to lose except possibly a couple pounds of fat 

    But remember, the first order 25% coupon code “bears25” will only work if you click through the affiliate link on the top of the https://www.blackstarlabs.com/blacks..._old/index.php website.

    But remember so there’s no questions later,

    discount only applies to orders under 40 pounds
    and excludes items on sale.

  2. Registered User
    rysigpi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    Michigan
    Age
    29
    Posts
    933
    Rep Power
    585

    I would love to try these....I just have a hard time swallowing 6 bucks a pound for 87% lean beef.....
  3. Black Star Labs
    Board Sponsor
    Customizer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Posts
    158
    Rep Power
    219

    I hear ya but I always get the 75% since the fat content is high in omega 3 and CLA I'd rather have the 75 than the 87.

    plus it is delivered to your door
    •   
       

  4. Registered User
    bioman's Avatar
    Stats
    5'10"  180 lbs.
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Location
    Flagstaff, AZ
    Age
    42
    Posts
    7,699
    Rep Power
    513131

    Great link Customizer. I am reeeeeaally sick of the quality of beef and poultry here in AZ. To make matters worse, it's getting harder and harder to get drawn for big game hunts here. I haven't had elk in my freezer for several years now.
  5. Guest
    Guest
    Guest's Avatar

    Nice Hook up customizer, thank you!
  6. Registered User
    zachattack43's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    san antonio, texas
    Age
    31
    Posts
    215
    Rep Power
    243

    DAMN IT DAVE!! I just might have to order from you again
  7. Registered User
    rugger48's Avatar
    Stats
    6'2"  245 lbs.
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Age
    44
    Posts
    1,059
    Rep Power
    45133

    Quote Originally Posted by bioman View Post
    Great link Customizer. I am reeeeeaally sick of the quality of beef and poultry here in AZ. To make matters worse, it's getting harder and harder to get drawn for big game hunts here. I haven't had elk in my freezer for several years now.
    Bioman is their anywhere on online to get good venison?
  8. Gold Member
    Aeternitatis's Avatar
    Stats
    5'9"  160 lbs.
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Delirium, Tremens
    Posts
    1,664
    Rep Power
    961

    Wow Dave! I'm impressed. Grassland Beef has been one of my favorite websites for years. I'm very happy to see you promoting them.

    Lord knows how much I wish I had a big freezer!
    MOTIV8 II Challenge
    -=The Big Squirrel Nut Swingers=-
  9. Registered User
    zachattack43's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    san antonio, texas
    Age
    31
    Posts
    215
    Rep Power
    243

    Quote Originally Posted by Aeternitatis View Post

    Lord knows how much I wish I had a big freezer!
    same here
  10. Registered User
    envythahustla's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    In purgatory
    Age
    30
    Posts
    69
    Rep Power
    1704

    After talking to Dave I think I'll order from this site soon.
  11. Registered User
    GuyverX's Avatar
    Stats
    6'2"  215 lbs.
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Different locations in the TN,AR,MS area
    Posts
    1,045
    Rep Power
    1775

    high compared to normal beef.
    especially adding the handling cost.
    but the way prices are going up anyway it might not be so bad.

    I might order one of the 50 lb orders of beef.
    that way I can stock up.
  12. Registered User
    mad078's Avatar
    Stats
    6'0"  215 lbs.
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Age
    36
    Posts
    28
    Rep Power
    113

    If I remeber right, cattle fed only grass taste a little gamey.
  13. Gold Member
    Aeternitatis's Avatar
    Stats
    5'9"  160 lbs.
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Delirium, Tremens
    Posts
    1,664
    Rep Power
    961

    Quote Originally Posted by mad078 View Post
    If I remeber right, cattle fed only grass taste a little gamey.
    So?
    MOTIV8 II Challenge
    -=The Big Squirrel Nut Swingers=-
  14. Registered User
    TheUnlikelyToad's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    Harrisburg, PA
    Age
    32
    Posts
    1,587
    Rep Power
    974

    Quote Originally Posted by GuyverX View Post
    high compared to normal beef.
    especially adding the handling cost.
    but the way prices are going up anyway it might not be so bad.

    I might order one of the 50 lb orders of beef.
    that way I can stock up.
    Seafood is also expensive, this stuff has almost tha same amounts of Omega-3's as fish. It is also high in CLA. There is no doubt about it, you get what you pay for... quality stuff.

    Members in general should educate themselves a bit before just writing this stuff off. It's definitely worth tha health benefits if you like beef.

    Moo!
  15. Gold Member
    wojo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2002
    Location
    labia
    Posts
    1,908
    Rep Power
    1099

    damn out of sirloins..gotta wait
  16. Registered User
    Cerberus's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Age
    33
    Posts
    210
    Rep Power
    219

    For those that care ...

    75% Ground Beef
    Serving Size: 28 grams (1oz)
    Total Kcals: 83.9

    Total Protein (g): 4.11
    Total Fat (g): 7.49
    • Saturated Fat (g): 3.65
    • Unsaturated Fat (g): 3.84
    • CLA (g): .18
    • Omega-3 (g): .17
    • Omega 6 (g): .14

    Mineral Content (g): .21

    87% Ground Beef

    Serving Size: 28 grams (1oz)
    Total Kcals: 54

    Total Protein (g): 4.44
    Total Fat (g): 4.02
    • Saturated Fat (g): 2.23
    • Unsaturated Fat (g): 1.8
    • CLA (g): .09
    • Omega-3 (g): .08
    • Omega 6 (g): .07

    Mineral Content (g): .27

    So, 1/2 lb of the 75% would yield:
    671 kcals
    33 g protein
    60 g fat

    Bulking anyone?
  17. Black Star Labs
    Board Sponsor
    Customizer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Posts
    158
    Rep Power
    219

    i'm hungry after reading this

    Quote Originally Posted by Cerberus View Post
    For those that care ...

    75% Ground Beef
    Serving Size: 28 grams (1oz)
    Total Kcals: 83.9

    Total Protein (g): 4.11
    Total Fat (g): 7.49
    • Saturated Fat (g): 3.65
    • Unsaturated Fat (g): 3.84
    • CLA (g): .18
    • Omega-3 (g): .17
    • Omega 6 (g): .14

    Mineral Content (g): .21

    87% Ground Beef

    Serving Size: 28 grams (1oz)
    Total Kcals: 54

    Total Protein (g): 4.44
    Total Fat (g): 4.02
    • Saturated Fat (g): 2.23
    • Unsaturated Fat (g): 1.8
    • CLA (g): .09
    • Omega-3 (g): .08
    • Omega 6 (g): .07

    Mineral Content (g): .27

    So, 1/2 lb of the 75% would yield:
    671 kcals
    33 g protein
    60 g fat

    Bulking anyone?
  18. Registered User
    envythahustla's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    In purgatory
    Age
    30
    Posts
    69
    Rep Power
    1704

    Thumbs up


    I am about to place an order to try this stuff out.

    Edit - Would the George Foreman grill be acceptable with this stuff or should I use an actual grill?
  19. Registered User
    TheUnlikelyToad's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    Harrisburg, PA
    Age
    32
    Posts
    1,587
    Rep Power
    974

    Quote Originally Posted by envythahustla View Post
    I am about to place an order to try this stuff out.

    Edit - Would the George Foreman grill be acceptable with this stuff or should I use an actual grill?
    I wouldn't chance it personally, but obviously you could do it.
  20. Registered User
    envythahustla's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    In purgatory
    Age
    30
    Posts
    69
    Rep Power
    1704

    Thumbs up


    After talking with Dave today I ended up buying some of this stuff. That 25% off discount code really came in handy.
  21. Registered User
    fitnecise's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Posts
    180
    Rep Power
    188

    Good stuff, thanks!
  22. Registered User
    EESCHMan's Avatar
    Stats
    6'2"  205 lbs.
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Location
    CO
    Posts
    318
    Rep Power
    290

    I was intrigued, so I went and bought some stuff...looking forward to some:

    9oz tenderloin
    london broil
    87% ground beef
    bison ground beef
    beef jerky

    also figured I'd try the Pemmican...not sure what to expect with that...

    Thanks for the link!
  23. Registered User
    envythahustla's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    In purgatory
    Age
    30
    Posts
    69
    Rep Power
    1704

    I just received my order of 5 petite top sirloins and 8 lbs of 75% lean ground beef. Very prompt shipping and they seem to be reputable since I've talked to Dave about them.

    Next time I will just buy 25 lbs of 75% lean ground beef.
  •   

      
     

Similar Forum Threads

  1. The Official CORE ZAP Review Thread!!!
    By dbc5 in forum Core Nutritionals
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 07-12-2008, 09:34 PM
  2. The Official AM Audio/Video Thread.
    By MentalTwitch in forum General Chat
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 06-18-2008, 12:23 AM
  3. The official I hate snow Thread
    By Ripped1 in forum General Chat
    Replies: 49
    Last Post: 02-29-2008, 08:20 AM
  4. The Official Plasma vs. LCD thread!
    By LakeMountD in forum General Chat
    Replies: 27
    Last Post: 08-16-2007, 03:48 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Log in

Log in