FAQ:
What is Regenerative Agriculture?
Regenerative Agriculture describes farming and grazing practices that, among other benefits,  reverse climate change by rebuilding soil organic matter and restoring degraded soil biodiversity – resulting in both carbon drawdown and improving the water cycle.
Why aren’t you certified Organic?
While we believe organic is a step in the right direction for agriculture, there are many practices of organics that further degrade land (as opposed to regenerate land).  While we strongly believe spraying chemicals and synthetic fertilizers is terrible, we acknowledge the industrialized and heavily utilized plow (or till) is equally as destructive to soil biology. Tilling is a practice that is widely accepted and utilized as a form of weed management in organic agriculture. Organic-regenerative feels like the gold standard in crop production, where soil structure is respected as a pillar to soil health, therefore tills are not utilized. In the animal agriculture world, organic meat is often incredibly deceptive to the end consumer.  For instance, organic grass fed beef can mean that a cow is fed organic (non sprayed) hay in a feedlot. It doesn't necessarily take into consideration living conditions (like pasture based vs feedlot). We value the entire ecosystem and ecosystem functionality which we believe is best practiced through regenerative animal agriculture and holistic planned grazing.
Regenerative Agriculture vs. Plant Based vs. Industrial Organic vs. Conventional Agriculture.
REGENERATIVE
  • Builds soil health
  • No tilling, no chemicals, no fertilizers, no herbicides, no pesticides, no fungicides.
  • Holistic, supports a healthy eco system and is conservation focused.
  • Sequesters carbon
  • Works WITH nature to provide the best quality and nutrient dense food on the planet.
  • Works to continuously improve the environment and health, incrementally. 
PLANT BASED
  • Relies on the current monoculture system which destroys soil and wildlife.
  • Promotes genetically modified foods.
  • Produces nutrient deficient foods.
  • Is a sustainable rather than a regenerative model. Sustainable is no longer good enough. 
INDUSTRIAL ORGANIC
  • Heavily reliant on tilling and use of approved pest controls.
  • Monocrop practices that destroy the soil and wildlife habitat.
  • Is a sustainable rather than a regenerative model. Sustainable is no longer good enough. 
CONVENTIONAL:
  • Depletes the soil through extractive processes and methods.
  • Uses tilling and chemical fertilizers and pest controls.
  • Prioritizes profits and quantity over quality and ethics.
  • Creates ocean dead zones, poisoned waterways and releases carbon.
  • Produces nutrient deficient foods. 
  • Works against nature.
How does regenerative meat combat climate change?
Through photosynthesis, healthy grassland ecosystems remove carbon from the atmosphere and store in the soil (where it belongs!). In order to maximise the carbon sequestering capacity of these thriving grasslands, the symbiotic presence of grazing animals is required. As a result, when managed in nature’s images, bison and other ruminant animals have the ability to enrich a system that reverses climate change.
What is grass-fed, grass-finished and pasture raised?
Grass-finished comes from animals that ate nothing but grass and forage for their entire lives. Grass-fed, on the other hand, may be used to label meat from animals that were started on a grass diet but have either received supplemental grain feed or are finished on a fully grain-based diet. Grass-fed does not mean that the animal spent any time in a pasture, they could have been fed hay in a feedlot. 100% grass fed is the same as grass finished and pasture raised.
Why Frozen meat is just as good as fresh.
What’s good about freezing meat is that it actually tenderizes it. This is due to the expansion of the moisture within the cell walls when they freeze. When thawed this muscle fibers are more tender. Also- our meat is safe to consume up to 21 days from when it was thawed and a whole year frozen!
Why don’t you discount?
We won’t ever offer free meat because we honor the animals and support the ranchers who put in the hard work to improve the quality of our food and heal our environment.  Discounting or giving away meat for free sets the precedent that animals are commodities, going against our core company values. To learn more, check out our blog post, “The Commodification of Meat”.
Why is there beef in the Elk and Venison?
You may have noticed there is 3% Grass Fed Beef added to our Venison and Elk products and want to know why.  The regulatory environment surrounding meat in the US can be pretty complex.  In order to satisfy the federal authorities and simultaneously all the various state agencies (many of which have different and even conflicting requirements) this blend makes everyone happy. By including in a minimal amount of some of the most premium beef on the planet we are able to satisfy all these authorities and make sure wild game proteins that meet our elevated standards and values are accessible and cost effective for consumers all across the country.