Paniolo Lingo

he'upueo

a reedlike bent grass (Agrostis avenacea) indigenous to Hawai'i, found at about 4,000-foot elevations; also another name for pili uka grass

About Pasture-Raised Beef

It's Good for You

Consumers looking for naturally raised beef, without the addition of hormones and antibiotics, are turning to beef that is fed and finished on grass..

Leaner and with less calories, pasture-raised meat is rich in fats proven to be health enhancing while low in fats linked to diabetes, obesity and cardiovascular disease. 

Good for the Planet

Palani Ranch Pasture-raised CattleRanchers who produce pasture-raised meats are stewards of our environment, as they not only utilize land to graze animals, but also maintain a vegetative cover on the landscape that prevents erosion. Grass helps clean the air as it draws in noxious carbon dioxide and stores carbon in its underground root mass.

Animal welfare proponents support the humane husbandry of allowing animals to mature on pasture at a normal growth rate. Fresh pasture and dried grasses are the natural diet of all ruminant animals, which are primarily cattle, sheep and goats.

Good to Eat

Pasture-raised beef is delicious. A lean meat, it shouldn't be overcooked and after cooking, should sit covered for a few minutes to let juices redistribute before serving. For tips on cooking, see our resources page.