There is that obvious statement of grass fed cattle have eaten grass and grain fed cattle have eaten grain however there is a bit more to it than that!
Grass Fed / Pasture Fed Beef
The majority of Australian beef is raised in a pasture fed environment. To be classified as grass fed, the cattle must have spent their entire life grazing on grass. Grass fed cattle tend to have a slightly more yellowish tinge to their fat and have lower levels of saturated fat in comparison to grain fed.
Grain Fed Beef
Grain fed beef come from cattle that have already spent a portion of their life grazing on pastures however are “finished on grain” for a minimum set period of its life. Essentially, they are fed rations of grain at an accredited feedlot which could be for a duration of as little of 35 days up to 400 days or more.
Grain fed beef tend to have more consistent whiter fat and marbling than grass fed which provides a consistent taste and tenderness.
To find out more information about grain fed beef: https://grainfedbeef.com.au/< Back To News