Wagyu, grass-fed or grain-fed meat: which is best?

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Labelling of meat as ‘grain-fed’ or ‘grass-fed’ is becoming increasingly common as knowledge and interest in food grows, leaving many patients wondering how to select the healthiest choice. Veronique Droulez, Nutrition Manager at Meat & Livestock Australia, provides nutrition answers to frequently asked questions.

What’s the difference between grass- and grain-fed meat?

In Australia, grain-fed refers to grass-fed animals that are fed grain for the last 70-100 days of life (depending on market requirements and seasonal conditions).  Some animals are fed grain-based diets for 300 days or longer though they are produced for niche and export markets.

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