What is the difference between ‘Pasture Fed’ and ‘Grass Fed’?
‘Grass Fed’ means at some point the animal has eaten some grass whereas ‘Pasture Fed’ means that all the animal has eaten is grass. No cereals or other non-grass feed.
‘Pasture Fed’ is therefore better than ‘Grass Fed’.
The marvelous Cows at Mossgiel Organic Farm are Pasture Fed 🙂 Of course they are! Just as nature intended. This diet makes for tastier Milk from the Cows (and also tastier Rose Veal from the year-old bullocks). Another consequence of feeding Cows the diet that nature intended for them is that they are much calmer and more chilled out. One of the things that doesn’t happen at Mossgiel Farm is the practice of de-horning the Cows. This is actually something that we are actively campaigning to stop. Some Farmers have remarked to not take the horns of the Cattle is irresponsible and dangerous, putting our workers in harms way. It turns out though that Cattle are much less worked up if they are not full of cereals! Think of giving a toddler a Mars bar – same idea. This means that it is quite possible to manage a herd of Cows with horns safely and humanely.