Panorama Meats Grass-Fed and Organic Beef
Our USDA Certified Organic, 100% grass-fed and grass-finished beef comes from cattle raised by U.S family ranchers on pastures and hillsides throughout the West and Midwest.
Above meeting the stringent standards of the USDA Organic Certification Program, our ranchers also have the very highest standards of sustainable ranching and humane animal handling practices. Many of our ranchers also have a strong working relationship with Global Animal Partnership (GAP), a non-profit animal welfare program. All of our ranchers that participate in the GAP program are at least a Step 4 – Pasture Centered.
About the Brand
Panorama Meats got its start in 2002 when the company’s founder, Darrell Wood, saw a trend emerging. People began wondering where their food came from and caring how the animals were raised. Darrell and his family had been raising cattle without added hormones or antibiotics, entirely on grass, for years simply because they believed it was the right way to raise animals. Their cattle spent their summers in Susanville grazing amongst sagebrush and natural meadow grasses and followed the green grass to Chico, California for the winter months.
At that time, there was no way for consumers to know the difference between cattle raised this way and cattle raised the conventional way – spending their last 3 to 6 months in a feedlot receiving a grain-based diet and antibiotics. To provide consumers with a choice between conventional beef and beef from healthier cattle, that is healthier to eat, and healthier for the environment, Darrell and a few other family ranchers joined forces to start Panorama Meats. As the demand for grass fed beef grew, Panorama Meats’ ranchers decided to take it one step further and add USDA Certified Organic to their resume. The process to become certified organic is no small feat. However, because Panorama Meats’ cattle were already raised without added hormones, antibiotics, and GMOs, certified organic was a relatively easy feather to add to the cap! Today Panorama Organic Grass-Fed Meats can be found at Whole Foods Markets in California, the Pacific Northwest, Florida and the Southwest.
Panorama Meats’ never-ever brand still exists under the Western Grassfed Beef label allowing customers to buy humanely raised, 100% grass fed and grass finished beef with no antibiotics or added hormones, ever, online and have it shipped directly to their door. Western Grassfed Beef can also be found at select retailers in Northern California and the Pacific Northwest.
How are Panorama Meats’ organic grass-fed animals raised?
Our animals are raised humanely in low-stress environments and never given added hormones or antibiotics – ever. Panorama Meats’ cattle are 100% grass fed and finished and never fed animal by-products or grain-based feeds. They graze only on USDA certified organic pastures that have been free of synthetic fertilizers, herbicides and pesticides for a minimum of three years.
Where are Panorama Meats’ organic grass-fed animals raised?
All of Panorama Meats’ cattle are verified to be Born and Raised in the United States. They are nurtured by family ranchers in California, Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming, Montana, Nebraska, South Dakota, New Mexico, and Colorado on USDA certified organic ranches.
What breed are Panorama Meats’ organic grass-fed animals?
All the Panorama Meat’s cattle are English breeds. English breeds like Angus and Herefords flourish on 100% grass fed diets and develop rich flavored, tender, and well-marbled beef.
What do Panorama Meats’ organic grass-fed animals eat?
Panorama Meats’ organic cattle thrive on an organic 100% grass-fed & finished diet.
Who certifies Panorama Meats’ organic grass-fed program?
Accredited certifier California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF) verifies that Panorama Organic Grass-Fed Meats maintains compliance with the USDA National Organic Program at all times.
What are the health benefits of eating Panorama Organic Grass-Fed Beef?
Compared with grain-fed beef, Panorama Organic Grass-Fed Beef contains 60 percent more omega-3, twice as much vitamin A and E, three times more conjugated linoleic acid, and a higher concentration of unsaturated fats (the good ones) versus saturated fats (the bad ones).