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Back to Pasture. Since the late 1990s, a growing number of ranchers have stopped sending their animals to the feedlots to be fattened on grain, soy and other supplements. Instead, they are keeping their animals home on the range where they forage on pasture, their native diet. These new-age ranchers do not treat their livestock with hormones or feed them growth-promoting additives. As a result, the animals grow at a natural pace. For these reasons and more, grass-fed animals live low-stress lives and are so healthy there is no reason to treat them with antibiotics or other drugs.
The Health Benefits of Grass Farming
Consumers have been led to believe that meat is meat is meat. In other words, no matter what an animal is fed, the nutritional value of its products remains the same. This is not true. An animal’s diet can have a profound influence on the nutrient content of its products.
The difference between grainfed and grassfed animal products is dramatic.
American Grassfed Association
On June 11, 2003, a group of producers, food service industry personnel and consumer interest representatives established the American Grassfed Association. The goal of the association is to promote the grassfed industry through government relations, research, concept marketing and public education.
Why Grass Fed Products are Better for You