Is Grass-fed Better Than Grass-finished?

The Palto Grass-fed beef

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.

What is Grass-fed vs Grass-finished

Grass-fed beef is becoming a popular term when shopping for meat. But there’s some confusion between the definitions grass-fed and grass-finished. If grass-fed beef describes meat from cattle that ate grass, what does the term “grass-finished” mean and don’t they both mean the same thing? Not quite. Simply put, grass-fed beef comes from cattle that ate nothing but grass and forage for their entire lives. Grass-finished, on the other hand, may be used for cattle that started on a grain and supplemental diet and in last few months of their lives farmers feed them grass and forage before going to slaughter to make it appear that they have been eating grass and forage their entire lives. Cattle are not required to have a full grass-fed diet in order to get the grass-fed label on your beef’s packaging.

The Palto uses organic and grass-fed beef not grass-finished. There are a number of reason why to choose grass-fed over grass-finish such as health benefits, humane treatments and more.