Australian Dairy Cattle Feed
[QUOTE=peril;1059218]Does anyone have evidence of Australian dairy cattle not being grassfed, except during drought. One of the great sights of our countryside is the queues of cows at the farm dairy come milking time[/QUOTE]
There's a healthy discussion on this subject happening over here:
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A couple of people have made enquiries with the retailers and manufacturer's pertaining to the source of their butter and it turns out that yes, as we expect the cows are grass fed for the most part, but there is leeway for them to be fed grain / feedstock.
Here's a link to the Organic feeding standard in Australia where you will see there is leeway to give the animal up to 5% of its food that is not necessarily a natural part of their diet. The takeaway here is buying Organic Butter is a good start, but this is not necessarily going to be grass-fed.
Next time you buy grass-fed butter, take not of how yellow it is because of the beta-carotene content vs a lesser counterpart. Note that salting butter also gives it a more yellow colour, so don't let that confuse you!