Thank you for your question! The higher cost of meat from Ferguson Farms compared to grocery store meat is primarily due to the difference in production methods and sourcing practices.
At Ferguson Farms, we prioritize working with small batch, family-run ranchers, and processors. These farmers focus on regenerative agricultural practices, which involve growing their own grasses and allowing their animals to free-range roam on these healthy pastures. While these methods result in higher-quality and more sustainable meat, they also come with increased costs.
Raising grass-fed beef in America involves more time, effort, and resources compared to conventional, non-grass-fed methods. Non-grass-fed ranchers may have access to shortcuts and various options that can reduce production costs, but the deliberate choice to prioritize the health and well-being of the animals and the environment means that the costs involved in producing grass-fed beef are higher.
The price per pound of grass-fed beef from Ferguson Farms is not dictated by a mercantile market but is instead a reflection of the true costs involved in producing the animals. By supporting grass-fed beef from family-run ranchers, consumers are not only choosing a healthier alternative but also contributing to sustainable and ethical farming practices.
While grass-fed beef may be slightly higher in price compared to non-grass-fed options, it's essential to recognize the effort and dedication put forth by these farmers to provide a healthier and more environmentally friendly choice for American consumers.
If you have any more questions or need further information, feel free to reach out to us. We appreciate your interest in our products and values.