Is it grass or grain fed?
I'm sorry if this has been covered somewhere but I can't find it in searches. I'm in Aus, and I rang my local supermarket and asked if the beef they sell if grass fed or grain fed. The answer - grass fed, then finished off with grain for 100days. So will it have all the good nutrients from grass fed still, or is 100 days enough time to lose it? Thanks in advance :-)
Still way better than feed lot beef IMO. However, the omega 3:6 ratio is ruined by the grain consumption. According to http://www.grass-fed-beef-101.com/de..._fed_beef.html
"Grass finishing compared to grain finishing
When considering the definition of grass fed beef, most beef animals have probably eaten grass at some point in their lives, but the important thing is that they're “finished”, or fattened on grass, rather than grain, for the 90 – 160 days before slaughter.
During those few months of grain finishing the levels of important nutrients like CLA and Omega 3 decrease dramatically in the beef animal’s tissues. It is in the finishing process that those levels and ratios drastically decline because of the grain feeding, and that is why it’s so important to make sure that the beef you eat is not only grass fed, but grass finished.
Some producers are currently stating that their beef is grass fed, but in fine print, note that it is grain finished. "
What chain does this supermarket belong to?
Most commercial beef is grass fed to a certain age then shipped off to feed lots to be "finished"