Is All Australian Beef Grass Fed

Australian Beef Cuts and Nutrition Chart

See the chart below to find out more about each cut.

Does the beef below look grass-fed?

That is a more difficult question to answer. To determine the difference, you would need to compare grain-fed and grass-fed beef side by side. Here is what to look for:

The below shows a side by side comparison:

If it has white fat it was fed corn. If it has yellow fat it was fed grass. A-class beef in South Africa can only be three years old. Feeding a cow a diet high in protein is the only way to get it to slaughter weight in three years. Corn is really the only viable choice for this kind of feed. Essentially, A-grade corresponds to white fat, which corresponds to corn feeding.

Raising beef on grass takes a staggering two years longer because the cow grows more slowly without the high-protein feed. Because of this, operating a cattle farm in a way that is financially sustainable is challenging. Furthermore, not every location will have enough grass to raise beef in this manner.

Fortunately for farmers, geelvet beef is growing in popularity because it’s becoming more and more appealing to feed cattle their natural diet and because people are more concerned than ever about the source of their food.

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What are cattle fed?

There are numerous variables that can affect how tender and flavorful beef is, but the kind of feed the cattle are raised on may be the most crucial one. Although all cattle are initially fed grass, there comes a time when they are either fed grain instead of grass or stay fed grass. While most cattle in the US are fed grain, most cattle in Australia are fed grass.

In the United States, corn and soy are the main grains fed to cattle. This feeding schedule produces beef with a mouthfeel and flavor that is consistently buttery. Of course, grass-fed beef is also available in the US, but it is typically of variable quality and is a byproduct of the dairy and beef production system, used to make hamburgers. Just four to five percent of beef consumed in the US is grass-fed, and even then, a large portion of it is produced in Uruguay, Australia, and New Zealand.

Conversely, Australia’s cattle, which are primarily fed grass, are raised and gain weight only on pasture. (Australian cattle fed grains mostly eat barley and wheat rather than corn and soy.) ).