Posts tagged grass finished beef
Grass fed vs Grass Finished: What’s the Difference?

There are two ways to describe raising beef on grass. Unless you understand the difference, you may end up buying a product that is not what you think it is.

Both GRASS-FED and GRASS-FINISHED are used to describe growing beef on pasture. It sounds like they may mean the same thing but there is a big difference between them.

You must realize there is no legal description explaining what the difference is. CFIA has not mandated what the terms mean so they both can mean anything and everything that anyone wants them to mean.

That puts much responsibility on you, the beef eater, to understand the difference and then to make your purchases accordingly.


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Moving the Cattle Daily on Hoven Farms

Moving is usually quite simple. Before you leave the house, you look at the grazing plan. You then use Google Earth to get the GPS coordinates for the right amount of acreage for the day and send the coordinates to your phone.

When you head out to the field, you look at the amount of grass remaining in the field from yesterdays move. Is there enough residue? Was there more than enough adequate forage for the cattle? Are the cattle quiet and content with full bellies?

If the answers to those questions are yes, you start putting up the fence for the cows. If the answer is no, you adjust the location of the fence and either give the animals more or less acreage to meet your goals.


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