Sheep were born to graze on grass resulting in a more natural life for the sheep, a farm with pasture that is naturally fertilized as the sheep wander around and a much healthier meat product for us.
Just one of the health considerations are the essential omega fatty acids. Australian lamb is shown to rank among the top omega-3 foods in the daily diet. Grass fed lamb averages at least 25% more omega-3s than grain-fed lamb. Omega-3 and omega-6 are essential fatty acids that the body cannot manufacture therefore we must obtain them from our food. They must be maintained in a balance and the recommended ratio of omega-3 to omega-6 is 1:3, however the current Australian diet is more likely 1:10 due to use of processed vegetable oils and consumption of grain-fed stock. This omega imbalance poses health problems and contributes to diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, arthritis, asthma, allergies and cancer.
We pride ourselves on quality grass fed lamb that contributes to a sustainable food system and to our health. Always consider buying lamb that has been ethically produced living a good life on pasture and do your health a favour with a nutritionally superior product.