Small country Big Beef

Uruguay's beef industry in numbers

3.4m people live in Uruguay
Uruguay has 12m cattle
Each cattle has 1 full acre to rome

Animal welfare is our priority

As a pioneer in grass-fed beef, Patagonic Natural Beef, stands for a core set of principles: promoting health and wellness, animal welfare, and environmental sustainability.

Sometimes referred to, as "one big farm", Uruguay is a country, albeit a small one, where cattle outnumber people four to one and farming is the most important part of the economy. Almost 80% of their land is used for cattle grazing. Bordering the South Atlantic Ocean, Uruguay is blessed with a mild climate, fertile soils, and sprawling green pastures.

A near perfect environment

Just as nature has intended, cattle graze naturally on open pastures. Clean air, pure water, abundant sunshine, and rich native grasses are the core ingredients in our ever so tender grass-fed beef. Our Hereford and Angus breed cattle benefit from the most humane, environmentally friendly, and socially responsible practices.

The Spanish introduced cattle to Uruguay more than 400 years ago, and beef has long been its most important export industry. Uruguay is proving to the world it is dedicated to raising natural, grass-fed and hormone-free beef by law.

Grass-fed beef nutrition not only benefits an individual's personal health, but it's also beneficial to the environment. When it comes to grass-fed beef, research now proves that traditional grass-fed beef production decreases greenhouse gas emissions while increasing biodiversity of pasture ecosystems and improving quality of run-off water.

Grass-fed beef is in-demand

Demand for grass-fed beef has grown at an annual rate of 25-30 percent for the past decade while per capita beef consumption for traditional beef products continues to decline. A recent study determined that grass-fed beef demand, in several major US metropolitan markets, is 3 to 6 percent of the total beef market share and continues to rise.

One driving force is the natural health benefits grass-fed beef attributes. It has lower fat content and fewer calories than grain fed beef (65% less fat and 50% fewer calories). To address the taste dispute, we have searched the world for the best tasting grass-fed beef and to no surprise, found it in the South American country of Uruguay! The cattle are raised on small family ranches by gauchos using traditional methods of pasture-based farming. Uruguay has both endless green pastures and temperate climate; there is no snow so grass is present all year long.

This means cattle are never fed on straw or hay in the winter months, which tends to degrade taste

In Summary

$1.5b in revenues

16% of the nation's exports

25-30% growth each year for the past decade

Our Products

Our fresh beef is source verified and carefully packed to ensure, not only the safest, but also the most delicious product on the market!

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Beef Loin Strip Loin Bonelesss | Patagonic Beef

Beef Loin Strip LoinBoneless

Beef Ribeye Lip-on | Patagonic Beef

Beef Rib RibeyeLip-on

Beef Loin Tenderloin | Patagonic Beef

Beef Loin Tenderloin

Did you know?

Grass-fed beef contains more conjugated linoleic acid, a type of fat that reduces the risks of heart disease and cancer, than grain-fed beef!