I recommend grass-finished/pasteure-raised beef. Finding affordable options has been difficult but buying in bulk makes a big difference.

 

Oxbow Cattle Company is local to Missoula so you not only get great beef but the most local possible (other than having your own cow!).

 

From their website:  

 

Oxbow Cattle Company

A word about our grass-finished beef:
Raised and finished on hay and pasture, our meat is better for your health than
its grain-fed counterpart. Grass-finished beef is leaner, with significantly
lower levels of both total and saturated fat. It also contains higher levels of
beta-carotene, B Vitamins, and essential minerals such as calcium, magnesium
and potassium, as well as a more balanced ratio of omega 6 to omega 3 fatty
acids.

We understand that our livelihood depends on the health and resilience of the land where we graze our herds.  Though we value our livestock and strive to give them the highest standard of care, we believe our most important task is the good stewardship of the streams, foothills, forests and grasslands where we work.

 

I encourage you to support their stewardship while you support your health by choosing a healthier food source!

 

Check them out on Facebook and their webpage.