I grew up here, my grandparents on my mom's side were farmer's that also raised cattle and my grandparents on my dad's side were just ranchers. While I spent many happy summers on farms and ranches, I wasn't too concerned about the cattle beyond trying to pet one. It never occurred to me to have to think about where my meat was meat was coming from when I bought it at the store because I thought I had a pretty good idea. But not so fast.....
As meat consumption has grown along with the population size, waistlines included, more meat options have become available. Some of these started out as trendy and expensive, such as the grass-fed options that now available on all species. But what exactly does this mean? Does it mean what we have been lead to believe it does? This article does a great job of delving into that topic and bringing some clarity to the term. It's a bit lengthy but worth the read.
What Makes Grass-Fed Beef Different, and Are You Buying the Real Thing?