Reasons why BRDF Green Tripe products stand out
The pastures in Florida are predominantly a mix of Bahia and Bermuda grasses. Both are well know as a source of a balance of Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids.
SOIL AND WEATHER
The soil in Florida pastures typically have a slightly higher lime concentration which lowers the pH. This, in combination of high precipitation levels and warm weather, makes it an ideal scenario for rapid growth of these two grasses. In other words, it is extremely plentiful...making cattle rumens extremely active, requiring massive amounts of enzyme production. Grazing (constant) vs. feeding (interval)...the gut is constantly on the move.
Our cattle in FL are Grass-Finished, meaning that they are never fed grains. Their single source of food is pasture grasses, which offers higher levels of digestive enzymes sought after when feeding green tripe.
For a cow, it is much easier to digest a diet based on wheat and corn (feed lots)... but it results in lower enzyme requirements when digesting.
Compare that to a diet in exclusively grasses (like ours)...there are much higher levels of enzymes necessary to break down grasses. These are left in the tripe for your dogs to benefit.
STORAGE AND PROCESSING
The main difference is how our tripe is stored after the cow is processed. The standard practice in the industry is to store green-tripe in a non-temperature controlled environment for some time before it is sent to the freezer.
This is where the reputation of "stinky" green tripe comes from. If it is in a temperature-controlled environment immediately after harvesting, properly handled green tripe should smell roughly like a slightly sour hay. Ours is frozen early in the fermentation process, where there are still extremely high levels of the enzymes (like amylase) sought after when feeding green tripe.