The Grass Fed Beef Market
According to data compiled by the Wallace Center, the retail sales of domestically produced grass-fed beef were less than $5 million in 1998, with only about 100 beef producers actively involved in grass-fed beef production. By 2012, domestic retail sales of grass-fed beef had topped $400 million, with more than $1.5 billion in combined domestic and imported product sales.
Grass fed meat:
- Contains more antioxidants, omega-3’s, CLA, TVA, trace minerals, and vitamins than any other food, including conventional meat.
- Has lower fat content and fewer calories – 65% less fat and 50% fewer calories.
- Demand for grass-fed beef has grown at an annual rate of 25-30 percent for the past decade