Here at Kettle & Fire, our mission is to deliver the amazing benefits of bone broth to the world — and we accomplish that by making bone broth that is convenient, delicious, sustainable and nutritious. Therefore, sourcing bones that are from happy, healthy cattle that are humanely treated is of the utmost importance to us. Strong, healthy cattle have bones that are packed full of goodness, resulting in bone broth that is brimming with wholesome benefits.
Where Do We Get Our Bones From?
We source our bones from small to medium-sized ranches and farms in the Midwest USA. The farmers raise their cattle organically and they are certified 100% grass-fed and 100% grass-finished. They also do not give their cattle routine antibiotics or hormones.
How Are the Cattle Raised and What are they Fed?
Once the calves are weaned from their mothers, they are free to roam and graze in wide-open pastures, with grass, fresh air, and clean drinking water for the rest of their lives. The farmers also ensure that the cattle have plenty of spacious, clean shelter (enough space for them all to lie down without being trampled) for inclement weather.
The wide open spaces and natural diet results in quality cattle with meat and bones that contain collagen and minerals, and are free of antibiotics and hormones.
How are the Cattle Treated?
Our farms have a written set of animal welfare guidelines and a humane handling program is in place. They abide by the Humane Methods of Slaughter Act, governed by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) which ensures that the cattle are treated with care.
Our farms (and our entire production process from sourcing to production), have been inspected by Whole Foods Market. They have reviewed our farms according to the animal welfare ranking system and we have been approved for national distribution. All our facilities and our products are USDA inspected and certified.
If you would like to find out more about how our cattle are raised, here is a great article on our blog: How Grass-Fed Beef, Grain-Fed Beef, and Grass-Finished Beef are Different (And Why It Matters).