100% Ardennes cows
Arden’beef cattle is born, bred and fattened up in Ardennes. And the results speak for themselves…
The benefits of free-range farming
Only healthy animals produce good quality meat. Each animal behaves in a way that is specific to its breed, as well as having unique physiological needs.
This is true of bovines that are herbivores. This means that they should be given the chance to live as the ruminants that they are, and so they must have access to a grass-based diet.
Cattle bred under the “Arden’beef” label are kept in fields so that they can eat the fresh grass of the plateaus of Ardennes.
When consumers choose this meat, they are supporting an approach to farming and breeding with a human dimension that respects the fundamental needs of animals.
Animal welfare and consumer health
A cow bred according to free-range methods, feeding on quality grass, produces leaner meat that still contains the good fats needed for a healthy human diet.
The levels of Omega-3 contained in the meat produced by animals bred on pastureland are higher than in animals bred in barns and fed other types of food.
What’s more, the fact that the animal lives outside in the sunshine and eats fresh grass gives the meat some important vitamins, like vitamin A, that are soluble in the fat and easy for the human body to assimilate.
And when the cows spend a few weeks in barns during the winter, they have straw bedding that is changed regularly, plenty of space to feed at the same time and an unlimited supply of clean water. Their basic diet includes a source of high quality protein in the form of cold-pressed rapeseed cake. The use of GMOs and soybean is strictly prohibited for a so-called “finishing” diet. This is the price you pay for the quality of Arden’beef!