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Pasture Fed – Grass Fed – Pasture Raised
“Pasture-fed.” This might be the trickiest claim of all. When most people hear “pasture-fed” they think “grass-fed” but there’s a very important distinction between these two terms. Pasture-fed, pastured, or pasture raised are all similar terms that mean that the animal was raised in a pasture of some form but it doesn’t necessarily mean that the animal exclusively ate grass while on pasture.
In many areas of the world such as south Texas, grass is scarce and grain feeding is the only viable way to get cows to grow up to a good weight for slaughter quickly. By using the term “pasture-raised” any cattle ranch can raise their cows with large amounts of grain and very small amounts of forage grass without technically breaking the law as they would be doing if they called their beef “grass fed.”
While not commonly used in the beef industry, the claim “free range” means virtually the same thing.
Antibiotic Free, Artificial Growth Hormone Free
In contrast, the terms “antibiotic free” and “hormone free” are actually very meaningful. Beef may not be grass fed, the fact that it is raised without the use of artificial hormone implants and subtherapeutic antibiotics is very significant. This is because today almost all beef in the US is raised with the use both of those substances.
“Strategy Fitness Team”