Thank you for choosing 4 Corners Ranch to feed your family! There are many imitators; we're honored to be the FIRST in Knoxville markets to offer exclusively 100% pastured longhorn beef!
We are "Better Beef by Divine Design" because we harvest our beasts the way God intended. It is a mutually beneficial relationship between man and creation; we are responsible stewards and humanely providing for our herds their natural diet as they provide the nutrient dense beef product that our bodies need for better health. Ruminants are designed to break down the raw forage that humans cannot. We consume their meat to benefit our bodies of that finished product of nature, supplementing our diet the full benefits intended by Divine Design!
Pasture to package, all green no grain... Better Beef by Divine Design
KNOW THE DIFFERENCE! Many beef producers raise on grass, but finish with grain (typically the last 90 - 120 days prior to process). Our beef is SOLELY grass & hay fed & finished.
Longhorn beef is naturally 95% lean, yielding a higher net cooked weight.
Longhorn beef is higher in CLA, a cancer fighting agent that is not produced in the human body.
Our beef is naturally higher in Vitamin E (3x higher than grain-fed beef), Beta-Carotene, Vitamin B6, B3 & B12, Vitamin K, Selenium, Iron, Choline, Lycopene, the list is on-going!
Grain-fed & finished beef is higher in Omega 6, which contributes to inflammation in the joints and can cause cardiovascular disease. Our beef is higher in Omega 3, which combats inflammation, and helps promote better heart, vascular & joint health, as well as aiding in fighting obesity.
The broth from our grass-fed beef bones is promoted for it's healing affect on the human digestive system, arthritic conditions and overall skin and hair health. Canine nutritionists also seek out our bones for their pets' better nutrition.
Grain-fed beef has a much higher risk of containing E. Coli. Our animals are independently processed and are not "cross-ground" (combined with others).
Our grass-fed beef will have a yellow tint in the fat, which is the beta-carotene the cattle get from the grass they eat. A white, pasty fat in beef is the "give-away" that the beef is finished with grain.
Our beef has a rich, dark color with little to no marbling. Marbling is fat content. Our beef does not rate on the USDA chart because of it's incredibly lean quality, which makes it an exotic beef product.
Learn more about our "Texas Gold" by visiting TLBAA.org
For a variety of product, INCLUDING our beef, shop this service for 'close to home delivery'!
We are thrilled to announce our involvement with this 'virtual farm market' option. Convenient for those seeking the farm market favorites but unable to attend the local market venues! You can choose this service just for our beef as well! We look forward to 'meating' you soon! www.localfarmstofamilies.com