Grass- Fed vs. Grain Beef
Daniel Ray Meek
Hotel, Restaurant, and institutional meat
Chef Bradley Randoplh-Adams
Today, the cow was fed can have a major effect on the nutrient in the beef. The cattle was often fed in grains, the animal we ate have been evolution by roamed free and ate grass. Many studies that had shown the nutrients in beef can be varying depending on how cow eat. It not only important how we eat, it is important the food we eat.
What the different between grass-fed and grain-fed cow? All cow starting live similar life.
Once calves were born, they start drink milk from their mother. Calves starting to roam and eat grass, shrub or whatever edible plants they find in their environment. This continues for
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Compare grass-feeding and grain-feeding, grass feeding and grain feeding have similar saturated and monounsaturated fat. Both have similar amount of omega-6 polyunsaturated fats. However, grass-fed have 5 as much omega-3 as the grain-fed have. Grass-fed beef have twice as much grain-beef. grass-fed products tend to be much lower in total fat than grain fed products. For example, a sirloin steak from a grassfed steer has about one half to one third the amount of fat as a similar cut from a grainfed steer. However, cow feedlot was feeding candy such as this “Some commercial feedlots feed stale candy to cattle in an effort to reduce costs. According to a recent review, milk chocolate and candy "are often economical sources of nutrients, particularly fat. They may be high in sugar and/or fat content. Milk chocolate and candy may contain 48% and 22% fat, respectively. They are sometimes fed in their wrappers. Candies, such as cull gummy bears, lemon drops, or gum drops are high in sugar content." The article recommends that "upper feeding limits for candy or candy blends and chocolate are 5 and 2 lb. per cow per day, respectively." As long as beef producers are not accountable for the ultimate nutritional value of the meat, they will continue to formulate feedlot diets on a least cost basis and American consumers will continue to eat meat that is artificially high in fat and low in