Panorama Organic believes that each link in our food chain is inextricably linked and that, in order to provide healthful, delicious food, we must consider how each of these links impacts the overall food system. From our livestock to our ranching partners and ultimately to you as eaters, it’s important to understand how these parts work together and how our ranching practices affect the environment.
That’s why we developed the Panorama Organic 360-Degree Promise®. It’s the roadmap guiding all of our decisions at Panorama and ensures that we always take a holistic approach to producing organic, grass-fed and grass-finished beef.
Restoring the Planet
We start with the planet because it must come first. Ranching, as part of a comprehensive approach to agriculture, is in a unique position to restore native grasslands. Our ranchers employ pasture rotation and land-management practices that protect delicate rangeland ecosystems. By keeping soil covered with cover crops, minimizing soil disturbance, maximizing biodiversity of crops and integrating livestock, our ranchers are helping to rebuild organic matter and restore degraded soil. This has been proven to assist with carbon sequestration and improve the water cycle. In addition to these practices, all Panorama Organic ranches are certified organic. That means the landowners must verify that their land has not been treated with synthetic pesticides and herbicides or other chemicals for at least three years. Not only can agriculture be part of regenerative ranching practices, they are, in fact, critical to building a more livable Earth.
Caring for Animals
The land and the livestock work together in harmony. But as caretakers, ranchers have the responsibility for providing their livestock with a healthy, low-stress environment. Panorama Organic cattle graze on open pastures where they’re able to express their natural behaviors and live in contentment. Our ranches meet the Global Animal Partnership Step 4 rating, meaning cattle are never confined to feedlots, and ranchers must adhere to strict weaning and transportation protocols. A low-stress lifecycle is not only better for the livestock, it also ensures a higher quality product.
Vitalizing Rural Communities
We have the utmost respect for our ranching partners. We understand that their livelihood is more than a profession, it’s a way of life. Founded on hard work, perseverance and a commitment to providing their communities with wholesome food, American farms and ranches are the engine driving rural economies. We make sure our rancher partners earn a fair return for the exceptional products they deliver to our customers so they can maintain sustainable businesses that contribute to and strengthen their local communities. Ranching is often a business handed down from one generation to the next. Not only do the assets pass hands, but the knowledge and experience of how to successfully raise livestock on a specific tract of land is paramount to preserving this way of life. We know that without our rancher partners, Panorama couldn’t bring you the highest quality organic, grass-fed, grass-finished beef.
Our cattle are never treated with antibiotics or hormones, and they graze on organic and non-GMO pastures, consuming the diet they’ve evolved to eat. The result is nutritious and delicious protein for eaters concerned about their health. Because the diet of grass-fed cattle is different than that of conventionally raised cattle, the nutrients in grass-fed beef are different. Grass-fed beef has less total fat, more heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids and antioxidant vitamins such as vitamin E. It also contains more conjugated linoleic acid, a type of fat that’s thought to reduce heart disease and cancer risks. Research suggests that lean beef that’s 10 percent fat or less is an important part of a heart-healthy diet.
When it comes to the age-old question, “What’s for dinner?” we know there are an overwhelming number of choices. But not all of those choices are created equal. Through our ranchers’ commitment to regenerating rangeland and providing the best care for their livestock, Panorama Organic consistently delivers exceptional grass-fed, grass-finished beef that you can feel confident serving to your family.
Our Panorama 360-degree Promise® considers all the links in the food chain, ensuring healthy products for you and the planet.