Grass-fed beef refers to cattle raised in a pasture, eating grass or “forage” like hay, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Conventional methods of raising cattle involve feeding them grains like corn and soy to build fat. Use of antibiotics, growth hormones, pesticides and confinement can vary farm by farm however, as can flavor and tenderness.


francopoli:

Out here we have a ton of Amish and "traditional" cattle farms. Grass-fed beef tastes better smoked, that is something I can say 100%. Steaks when aged properly then cooked rare/Medium rare? I'm not so sure. Not eating all the antibiotics and growth hormones from the stuff I get, however, is a bonus that I am happy to pay extra for.

And the only people I trust to give me the good stuff are the ones closest to the farms. I'm rather pay a bit extra and help out the people closest to my food.


posted by thenewgreen: 186 days ago