With the health-conscious consumer in mind, our beef program is focused on raising beef that will produce an end product that is healthy for people. Cattle Tracks beef graze freely on environmentally friendly pastures, bask in the sunshine, and flourish on a grass diet with a small supplementation of organic barley.
Cattle Tracks beef offers a wide variety of familiar and popular cuts are available as well as by the quarter, half or whole beef.
Cattle Tracks organic ground beef falls in the highest range of CLA content reported in the literature
We are pleased to announce the test results released by Analytical Services, Robert M. Kerr Food & Agricultural Products Center at OSU for Cattle Tracks Beef. The conjugated linoleic acid (CLA, a group of geometric and positional isomers of linoleic acid) has received special attention because of its beneficial properties for human health.
A National Academy of Sciences report has pointed out that “CLA is the only fatty acid shown unequivocally to inhibit carcinogenesis in experimental animals”. Cattle Tracks test results — mg/g lipid is 9.85 According to OSU officials “the content of CLA in the sample of Cattle Tracks organic ground beef falls in the highest range of CLA content reported in the literature for beef.”
In recent years there has been much interest in the beneficial effects of n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (n-3 PUFA), known also as ω-3 PUFA or omega 3 fatty acids. The beneficial effects have been well documented and include anti-atherogenic, ant-thrombonic, anti-inflammatory effects and reduced risk of coronary heart disease.
Nutritionists feel it is very important to compare the fatty acids ratio, Omega 6 to Omega 3, in considering human nutrition and generally, the recommended average values are ≤ 4. Cattle Tracks average value of 1.86 is impressive as stated, “it is our observation that the Omega 6/Omega 3 ratio for the organic ground beef sample from Cattle Tracks is far below 4, and follows the recommendation of nutritionists to be beneficial for human nutrition.”
It is been the goal of Cattle Tracks, for the past 16 years, to develop an organic beef program whereby our livestock would graze freely on environmentally friendly pastures, bask in the sunshine, flourish on grass with a small supplementation of organic oats and barley and probiotic and, thereby, produce a consumer-healthy product. We are grateful for the opportunity to provide Oklahomans with an organic beef product that is now recognized for its healthy benefits. Thank you for considering Cattle Tracks Beef, simply organic, for yourself and your family.