All the cattle raised for Applegate is third-party certified for animal welfare standards by GAP (Step 4), or Certified Humane® or Australian Organic Certified. Cattle raised for Applegate comes from Australia where ranchers have perfected the art of grass-fed beef. Applegate staff, who are trained through the Professional Animal Auditor Certification Organization (PAACO), inspect ranches.
- 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 move around until processing, compared to some other systems, where 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.