Frequently Asked Questions

QIs there a difference between grass fed and grain fed?

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The taste of our grass fed beef is unrivaled: it’s leaner, more finely textured and more naturally flavourful.

Our grass fed cattle has been raised on naturally-grown grass roaming freely in wide open spaces 365 days a year. Grain fed cattle is typically raised on feedlots and fed corn and soy.
QDoes the grass in New Zealand contain GMO’s?

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Our farmers are committed to producing the highest quality meat in the most natural way. They work with the rhythms of nature and adapt to the seasons. Our cattle roams freely and enjoys its natural grass fed diet that is free from genetically modified organisms or crops.
QHow is your cattle raised?

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New Zealand is blessed with vast, wide open spaces, providing our farms with a stress-free place for the cattle to live. The clean air, mild climate and abundant fresh water produces lush, green pastures all year long. Our cattle roam freely and enjoy their natural grass diet, which gives meat a wonderfully natural and delicious flavour.
QWhat is the Taste Pure Nature logo that appears on the back labels?

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Beef + Lamb New Zealand is a Government not for profit organization that we partner on to promote New Zealand Grass Fed Beef in North America.
QIs grass fed beef healthier?

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Not only does New Zealand Springvale Grass Fed Beef boast the flavours of nature with subtle notes of the green pastures the meat was raised on, the unique nutritional benefits are second to none.
When compared to grain fed meat, grass fed meat is lower in total fat, has a healthier omega 3 to omega 6 ratio and more vitamin A and E content. Lean New Zealand grass fed beef and lamb is high in protein, B vitamins, zinc, iron and vitamin D, while relatively low in calories, fat and cholesterol. The protein in beef and lamb contains a complete range of amino acids – the building blocks for growth.
Our delicious grass fed beef from New Zealand is backed by one of the most rigorous, comprehensive, and transparent nationwide Quality Assurance programs, independently audited under the strictest New Zealand government regulations for safety, sustainability and animal welfare.
QWhich part of New Zealand is your cattle from?

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New Zealand is blessed with vast, wide open spaces. This is where you’ll find our farms. Our dedicated farmers raise their cattle throughout the northern and southern islands of New Zealand.
QIs there a connection between New Zealand Springvale Grass Fed Beef and New Zealand Spring Lamb?

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Both brands are brought to you in North Amercia by The Lamb Company, and the same dedicated group of farmers from New Zealand.
QIs your beef grass finished? 

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New Zealand Springvale Beef is 100% Grass Fed and 100% grass finished.
QIs New Zealand Springvale Grass Fed beef organic?

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Not at this time. Our cattle is grass fed and pastured raised in New Zealand, and all meat exported from New Zealand is free of added hormones.
QIs New Zealand Springvale Grass Fed beef Halal?

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New Zealand Springvale Grass Fed beef is Halal certified.
QIs New Zealand Springvale Grass Fed beef Kosher?

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New Zealand Springvale Grass Fed beef is not Kosher.
QHow does New Zealand Springvale Grass Fed beef get from New Zealand to Canada?

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When delivering New Zealand Springvale Grass Fed beef to Canada, the most direct route is taken. Typically, this is by sea on slow steam vessels that reduce fuel consumption by up to 40%. During transit, the strictest food safety regulations are upheld at all times, including climate-controlled storage that allows the meat to age perfectly and ensures the best quality upon arrival.
QIs New Zealand Springvale Grass Fed beef antibiotic free?

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No antibiotics are ever administered in feed of our cattle. An isolated usage of antibiotics may be allowed for therapeutic and/or animal well-being purposes. When treated, the cattle is separated from the rest. We are currently working on adding this claim in Canada.