Here at FATCO, we Love cows! They are so goofy and adorable, just try to drive past a field of cows and not to smile. I dare you! We love them so much that we use the utmost care and respect when we are sourcing our beef fat (tallow). We work closely with our tallow suppliers to ensure that we work with farmers who fully align with our Nose-to-Tail philosophy.
It takes a lot of time, resources and care to raise a cow and we believe in using every part of it.
We believe in practicing Nose-to-Tail in order to honor the animals we use to make FATCO products. Because without cows, we would not be able to keep everyone’s skin feeling and looking fantastic! There are so many beneficial uses for other parts of the cow that are not used regularly. I mean, who would have thought that covering your face in cow fat would keep your skin healthy and looking radiant as ever?
There are a lot of other brands out there supporting the Nose-to-Tail principles. Here are a few of our favorites:
FatWorks Foods – As one of our main tallow suppliers, they work relentlessly to source their fat from over 25 US-based family farms that also support their values.
The New Primal– While meat seems like an obvious resource from a cow, our friends at The New Primal know how to do it right. Nowadays, you can find lots of different beef jerky companies who will sell you dehydrated meat. But TNP is the only one in the business who sells grass-fed, grass-finished beef jerky!
OMGhee– “MOO”ve over butter because ghee has arrived! Ghee is clarified butter, or butter with all of the milk solids removed. High quality ghee (when made using butter from grass-fed, pastured cows) is LOADED with omega 3 and omega 9 essential fatty acids, and is also a great source of Vitamin A, D, E, and K.
Bare Bones Broth– A lot of people eat the meat off the bone and discard the bones…don’t throw those bones away people! Our friends over at Bare Bones Broth use those bones to create nutrient-dense, collagen-packed liquid gold! Bone broth is full of vitamins & minerals that help strengthen your immune system, as well as collagen that helps you to maintain a healthy gut.
Vital Proteins– VP provides their customers with a wide array of different gut-healing supplements. One of our favorite is their beef liver capsules! YES, liver from grass-fed, pasture raised cows packs a ton of benefits! These benefits can range from healthy skin and nails, all the way down to helping to keep your immune system strong… and so much more.
There are tons of other great products out there practicing the nose-to-tail philosophy! and It is all of our responsibility to make sure we are supporting companies that align with these principles.
How can you support Nose-to-Tail?
Do your research! Make sure that any (animal containing) products you buy come from a nose-to-tail conscious company. Try some new recipes experimenting with different cuts of beef. And the most obvious way of all to support Nose-to-Tail is to use FATCO for all your skincare needs!
FATCO also supports organizations like the Farm To Consumer Legal Defense Fund, an organization with the mission of “Defending the rights and broadening the freedoms of family farms and protecting consumer access to raw milk and nutrient-dense foods.” Organizations like this are helping to change the way we look at our food system, including the treatment of livestock.
Fun Fact: Did you know that the FATCO logo visually depicts our passion for “Nose to Tail”? Check it out!