Delicious and Nutritious
Most of the beef consumed in Australia grazes on pasture for the first six to twelve months of its life, before being finished in a feedlot, where it is fed a combination of grains, soy and other supplements. Here they are usually treated with chemicals for parasites, sometimes given hormones and growth promotants, and are extremely restricted in their natural movement.
However the meat coming from cattle fed on grass alone contains a much larger proportion of micro-nutrients beneficial to human health. Maybe that’s why our forefathers were so healthy and sickness and disease were less prevalent?
At CGL Beef we believe that emulating the growing and eating and patterns of livestock from days gone by has many positives.
The Colour of Fat!
Cattle finished (fed in a feedlot) on barley have very white fat. Cattle finished on corn have yellowish fat. And cattle finished on grass pastures without any grains have fat that is even richer yellow.
The Importance of Beta-carotene
Omega-3 Fatty Acids
When the effect of all these micro-nutrients are added together, it is not surprising that beef raised on a pasture-diet is going to taste different than beef fattened on a grain-based feed ration.
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