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.
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
Feedlots
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
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
Angus Beef
Angus, particularly old-style Angus, is a breed well adapted to grass-fed production.
Photo courtesy Bryan Welch











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