Better Beef

Grass-fed meat offers richer flavor and more nutrition.

Grass-finished beef is a hallmark of the Oswald Cattle Company, based at the foot of the Sangre De Cristo Mountains in Cotopaxi, Colo.
Courtesy Oswald Cattle Co.
This grass-fed red Devon cow and calf are owned by Sandy and Jim Brashears, J&S Red Devon Cattle Ranch, De Soto, Kan.
Courtesy Sandy and Jim Brashears
Feedlot production of beef relies on many practices that grass-fed beef producers reject.
Brian Prechtel/Courtesy USDA ARS
These calves are British Whites, one of the breeds considered well-suited to grass-fed meat production.
Karl Kirschner/Courtesy ALBC
Angus, particularly old-style Angus, is a breed well adapted to grass-fed production.
Bryan Welch
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.
Gurney Davis/Courtesy ALBC

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