Yes. I agree. I actually started off sending customer service an e-mail asking the same question and didn't get a reply. So, I thought I would just call. Not sure if I will order any beef from them. Do you have any suggestions for 100% grassfed beef out of CA?
Their prices for grass fed beef were so low that I decided to call Organic Pastures and just ask them. The representative sent me an e-mail from Lizbeth Valdes at Organic Pastures explaining why their diet is not 100% grass fed. I'm sure they would confirm that if you called them. I'd love to get your input on this. I'm desperately trying to find a good source of local (So. Cal) , organic grass fed beef that isn't too expensive and doesn't require a minimum of 80 pounds or so per order. I'd be happy to send you the original e-mail, but here is a copy of it:
We are 100% pasture based, but not 100% grass fed. The difference is that our cows are always free to graze on green, certified organic pastures… but they also get a ration of alfalfa and corn too. Of course, all our feed is 100% organic… but we do feed some organic rolled corn. We feed 4 pounds per cow per day of rolled corn. That is SIGNIFICANTLY less than most dairies. However, we need to feed the corn to provide the cows with protein and energy that we are asking them to expend as they make 45 pounds of delicious raw milk every day. The corn really is essential to their body condition and milk production. We don’t give much, but we do give some.
As for GMO… the best we can do is buy certified organic rolled corn. As you know, Monsanto and bees that spread pollen are ensuring that all corn has some traces of GMO. However, buying certified organic really limits the GMO exposure. FYI, organic rolled corn costs $360 per ton and conventional is about $180. We are paying DOUBLE what conventional dairies pay for their corn for the vary reason that we want to ensure that our cows eat and produce GMO free product.
Organic Pastures Dairy
7221 South Jameson Ave Fresno, Ca. 93706
Ph:559-846-9732 Fax: 559-842-8061
Sorry to say that Organic Pastures is not all grass fed. They get a ration of corn too approximately 4 pounds per cow per day, but it is organic.