What does ‘grass-fed beef’ really mean? It refers to the way the cattle is farmed, not just what it eats.
In industrial farming, cattle are raised in ‘feedlots’ and rarely grazed. They’re ‘finished’ (fed extra to prepare for slaughter) on a high-calorie grain feed to make them gain weight unnaturally fast & develop extra fat marbling through the beef.
However, grass-fed cattle live their whole lives freely roaming and grazing on pasture, and developing at a natural pace. Not only is this healthier for the animal and our diets, but it’s also beneficial for soil health and biodiversity, aligning with the regenerative farming movement.