Grass Farming/Grass-Based Farming
Grass-based production relies on pasture or rangeland to supply the protein and energy requirements of livestock. Grazing and forage feeding replace high grain diets, close confinement and feedlot-finishing during most or all of an animal’s lifetime. The producer focuses on pasture plant and soil management, and proper stocking density and rotational grazing. Related terms: Grass-fed; Pasture-based; Pasture-raised; Pastured poultry; Free-range; Intensive grazing
Example of Grass Farming/Grass-Based Farming:
Animal feed may contain added chemicals and hormones that are not desirable by some groups of consumers, thus grass based farming is intended to eliminate those risk factors.