It will not be wrong to say that every beef cattle are grass-fed, at least for the significant part of its life because from the early stages of its life it spends almost two-thirds time feeding on grass. Every beef cattle feed on grass until it reaches the last 160 – 180 days of its life. To begin with, grass and plants are the staple feed of cattle that continues until the animal reaches the last third of its life.
Due to various constraints like lack of grazing infrastructure, and lack of knowledge about producing grass of the desired quality during the finishing stages of the animal the majority of cattle almost 95% continue to be fattened or finished on grain during the advanced stages despite the growing demand for grass-fed beef. However, to enable beef qualify as grass fed in the real sense of the term like what you buy as peppered beef jerky, the finishing must be on grass only.[Read more…]