Beef with the South Tyrolean Seal of Quality indicates it is locally produced and of the highest quality. It guarantees that all of the meat is derived from animals that were born, raised, and slaughtered in South Tyrol. In addition to this, the animals have to be able to move freely and they must be slaughtered in accordance with the quality guidelines. They must be provided primarily with natural feed from the farm itself and be guaranteed to be free from genetic modification, antibiotics and hormones. Furthermore, short transport routes ensure the meat is fresh.