Better Beef: Grass-Fed Cattle

Grass-fed meat offers richer flavor and more nutrition.

Better Beef
Grass-finished beef is a hallmark of the Oswald Cattle Company, based at the foot of the Sangre De Cristo Mountains in Cotopaxi, Colo.
Photo courtesy Oswald Cattle Co.
Feedlot production of beef relies on many practices that grass-fed beef producers reject.
Photo courtesy Brian Prechtel/USDA ARS
Meat Production
These calves are British Whites, one of the breeds considered well-suited to grass-fed meat production.
Photo courtesy Karl Kirschner/ALBC
Grass-Fed Cattle
This grass-fed red Devon cow and calf are owned by Sandy and Jim Brashears, J&S Red Devon Cattle Ranch, De Soto, Kan.
Photo courtesy Sandy and Jim Brashears
Angus Beef
Angus, particularly old-style Angus, is a breed well adapted to grass-fed production.
Photo courtesy Bryan Welch
Devon Cattle
Devon cattle are considered especially well suited to grass-fed beef production; the breed is on the American Livestock Breeds Conservancy’s “critical” list, with an estimated global population of fewer than 2,000.
Photo courtesy Gurney Davis/ALBC

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