Unlike conventionally raised cattle, grass fed cattle have never been fed grain products. They have eaten nothing but grass and forage from weaning to harvest, have not been raised in confinement, and have never been fed antibiotics or growth hormones. Conventionally raised cattle are typically fed primarily grains, like corn and soy. Furthermore, on a gram-for-gram basis, grass fed beef has been found to contain higher levels of heart healthy omega-3 fatty acids and conjugated linoleic acid. However, the amount of heart healthy fats found in grass fed beef has not been shown to have any significant impact on the overall health of the consumer to date.
Ultimately, the choice comes down to personal preference. We encourage the consumption of either wholesome option. Festival Foods is proud to offer high quality grass fed beef options in our Meat Department.