Cattle raised for Applegate comes from Australia and Uruguay where ranchers have perfected the art of grass-fed beef. Applegate staff, who are trained through the Professional Animal Auditor Certification Organization (PAACO), inspect cattle stations. Applegate also works with Global Animal Partnership® and Australian Certified Organic.
- Our cattle are on grass. The cattle are on pasture for their entire lives. Supplemental harvested grasses are provided in cases of drought or dormant pasture.
- Room to Roam. Our pasture-based system gives cattle plenty of room to graze and roam. In other systems, beef cattle spend the last three to six months of their lives on feed lots or in barns, with each animal getting between 40 to 500 square feet of space.
See how our cattle are raised in Australia.