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Meat from suckler cow husbandry

Natura-Beef

Suckler cow husbandry
Natura-Beef refers to the meat of 10-month-old calves raised in suckler cow husbandry. Beef cattle breeds guarantee excellent quality beef. The label programme is characterized by comprehensive regulations governing the keeping and feeding of cattle in order to produce meat in an animal-friendly fashion, close to nature.

Natural animal husbandry
Both in the byre and on the pasture the calves are reared by their mothers’ side. Free-range husbandry with summer pasture and winter outdoor runs, as well as straw bedding, are obligatory. The animals graze extensively on meadow and pasture land. At 10 months of age the calves are slaughtered immediately after being weaned from their mothers.

Natural feeding
The feed consists mainly of the suckler cow’s milk, with the later addition of grass and hay. The use of growth-enhancing additives, animal proteins, fats and genetically modified animal feed is prohibited.

Guaranteed Natura-Beef
Natura-Beef is a label programme of Mother Cow Switzerland. Production centres are regularly inspected by beef control or the Swiss animal welfare association. Both production and marketing are subject to strict controls.

Certification
By means of a certificate, Mother Cow Switzerland guarantees that Natura-Beef standards have been met for each individual animal with respect to age, provenance, keeping and feed.

Natura-Beef BIO
Natura beef is also available under the label of organic BIO-Natura-Beef. In addition, Natura-Beef BIO is subject to the requirements of the Knospen-bestimmungen (“bud” regulations) of Bio Suisse.