It's hard to find grass finished beef around me, I suspect because of how long our winters are.
I used to board my horse at a working cattle ranch that raised hormone-free, antibiotic-free, pasture raised beef and although their steers never left the fields, in the winter time, they supplemented with alfalfa hay and if the winter was very very cold, a little bit of barley (never anything soy or corn based). They were never stuck put in feedlots nor confined their whole lives. When it was time for slaughter, they would round them up from the pasture, off to slaughter and then to be butchered. I was able to see and even help out with some of the cattle operations and even though the beef wasn't grass-finished, I felt completely comfortable buying their products, as the cattle were well cared for and had pretty good lives before becoming delicious steaks and burgers.
Organic, grass fed beef is easy to come by, but when ever I try to source grass-finished beef, I find it WAY too pricey. So I settle for what I know is a good deal, good product, supporting a family farm. Gotta do what you feel is best, nutritionally, morally, financially, etc.
“When you’re in my house you shall do as I do and believe who I believe in. So Bart: butter your bacon.” - Homer Simpson
Sorta primal since Fall 2011
Fully and happily primal since September 2012
SW: 148 / CW: 105 / GW: 105