Grass Fed Meat

Meat & Livestock Australia

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Two-thirds of Australian red meat is grass-fed. Livestock will be fed grains for short periods when pastures are not sufficient during drought. Some beef cattle are grain-finished before slaughter and about one-third are feedlot raised. The nutrition value and fat content of meat depends on the quality of the pastures and how much grain the ruminant is fed.

This article briefly outlines the difference between grass-fed and grain-fed beef and what types of feed we have in Australia. The list of references at the end of the article is worth a read to extend your knowledge and understanding of the nutritional value of grass-fed vs. grain-fed.

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