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$1,766
pledged of $10,000pledged of $10,000 goal
23
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Wed, March 23 2016 9:12 PM UTC +00:00

About

Why fund a family farm you ask?  Because funding a family farm is funding one of the best parts of America.  

Our family farm works hard everyday from daylight to dark and many times much into the night and much before the daylight.  It is our choice but why do we work that hard?  No it's not for large amounts of money.  Family farming is not a lucrative profession.   Especially not cattle farming.  We don't have all of the fancy equipment but what we have we are proud of.  So you ask why fund a family farm.....get to it already!  Because we want to expand our family farm to be able to make a difference in America today.  We have the ability. We are working hard everyday raising our cattle as they did many, many years ago.  We believe the right way.  We don't use antibiotics on our cattle and we do not feed grain to our cattle so yes, our cattle grow slower but we believe they grow healthy and happier.  Again, why fund us....Here it is.....because you will help us grow.  We want to expand our herd of cattle.  In order to do this we must buy grass fed calves and lease more ground.  It's very possible with funds available.  This is what we will use the Kickstarter money for.  We will use this money to make the health of america better.  We will make our beef available to anyone in the continental US.  We will deliver it directly to your door using dry ice to insure a quality product.  It will not only be healthy but it will be delicious!  You may have heard rumors that grass fed beef is not delicious.  If cooked correctly it is very, very delicious.  To help you do this we will include recipes in with each shipment to explain the very best ways to prepare grass fed meat.  We also have recipes on our website www.americasgrassfedbeef.com.   So, why fund us.  Because you want to help the health of not only your family but america.  Help us help you!  

Advantages of Grass Fed Beef
Advantages of Grass Fed Beef

The Grass is Greener…. On The Farmers Side Of The Fence  

By: Pam Dierks of Dierks Farms

Published on Cookitpaleo.com February 16, 2016

What does green grass have to do with healthy beef? The way that cows are fed can have a huge effect on the nutrient components of the beef. Many studies have shown that the nutrients in beef can vary depending on what the cows eat. We know that it’s important to know what we are putting into our bodies. It’s also important what the food that we eat, eats.

Most cows start out living similar lives. Calves are born on the farm and drink milk from their mothers and then they are allowed to roam free and eat grass, shrubs or whatever edible plants they find in their environment. This will continue for about 6 to 12 months. After that, the “conventionally” raised cows will be moved to feedlots. On a grass fed farm such as Dierks Farms they continue to live a stress free life on pasture. They roam free which creates delicious grass fed beef. A happy cow makes tasty beef.

What are some of the nutritional facts about grass fed beef? Grass fed beef has less saturated and monounsaturated fats. It is high in Omega-6 Polyunsaturated Fats, all of us need this is our bodies. It’s high in Omega-3’s. This is really where grass fed makes a major difference; it contains as much as 5 times as much Omega-3 as non grass fed beef. Grass fed beef contains about twice as much CLA as grain-fed beef. This fatty acid is associated with reduced body fat and some other beneficial effects. 

  This tells you why you need to eat grass fed beef. Now, let’s talk about knowing where your grass fed beef is grown. Wouldn’t it be great to know exactly where you beef is grown? Dierks Farms is a family farm in Southern Illinois. Dierks Farms has operated as a family farm since 1881. Our cattle are 100% grass fed beef, which are never fed grain or given antibiotics. We believe in raising healthy beef for our customers and their families. Meat direct from your farmer will give you peace of mind knowing that your meat is coming from a direct source. In turn you are helping the family farm continue to maintain a strong presence in our American infrastructure. Dierks Farms will be offering grass fed beef direct to our customers beginning in March of 2016. 

Meet the Dierks Farms Family

The Dierks Family
The Dierks Family

 Dierks Farms is a 5th generation farm.  We have the privilege of enjoying our farming with Grandma Violet.  Larry and Pam are the majority owners of the farm currently with Lane and Lathan Dierks as the future owners of the farm.  Lari our daughter currently lives in Chicago.  These funds will help to continue this great family tradition.  Again, help us help you!

Feel free to message us with any questions.  We are happy to answer any questions about our farm or grass fed beef.  

Risks and challenges

The biggest obstacle of grass fed beef farming is the weather and disease. We are very well equipped for both. We grow our own pasture hay to feed our cattle during the cold times and we have a local trusted vet that administers vaccinations that are hormone and GMO free. We have plenty of manpower to make this value added business a success.

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    Even a small pledge will work to help our cause. You will receive a magnet that will explain the benefits of grass-fed beef. it's a great daily reminder of the benefits of eating local grass-fed beef.

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    Receive a Dierks Farms Grass-Fed Beef T-Shirt. This $50 will help us expand our farm to bring in more quality calves onto our land. Help us help you!

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    Receive 4 T-Bone Steaks to enjoy on your grill. This is delicious grass-fed beef. Once you have enjoyed the healthy taste of this beef you will never return to regular. You will want to include this into your weekly diet.

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    Receive 4 Rib Eye Steaks and 1 of our best cut of roast that is perfect for the family dinner table. You will enjoy the wonderful taste while knowing you are doing a wonderful thing for your family. Let's bring back the family dinner table. Dierks Farms is here to help. Help us help you!

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    Enjoy a box of Dierks Farms healthy grass-fed beef. Your box will include 4 of our best cuts of steak, 2 roasts and 2 lbs of bulk hamburger and 8 1/3 lb. hamburger patties. This box is valued at over $175. This box will be delivered right to your door using a cooler and dry ice.

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    Enjoy 2 boxes of Dierks Farms healthy grass-fed beef. Each box will be delivered one per month to the address of your choosing. You will receive in each box, 4 of our best cuts of steak, 2 lbs. of bulk hamburger and 8 1/3 lb. hamburger patties. Each of these boxes are valued at $175 for a total value of $350.

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    Enjoy 6 boxes of Dierks Farms healthy grass-fed beef. Each box will be delivered one per month (you can choose to receive every other month if you prefer) to the address of your choosing. You will receive in each box, 4 of our best cuts of steak, 2 lbs. of bulk hamburger and 8 1/3 lb. hamburger patties. Each of these boxes are valued at $175 for a total value of $1050.

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    Enjoy 12 boxes of Dierks Farms healthy grass-fed beef. Each box will be delivered one per month to the address of your choosing. You will receive in each box, 4 of our best cuts of steak, 2 lbs. of bulk hamburger and 8 1/3 lb. hamburger patties. Each of these boxes are valued at $175 for a total value of $2100.

    We will host you and 3 friends in the backyard of Dierks Farms. See how your beef is raised and enjoy family time on the farm. This is time you will never forget. Come to Southern Illinois and let us show you some Dierks Farms hospitality!

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