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Grass-fed or pasture-raised livestock have had continuous access to pasture throughout their lives and have never been confined to a feedlot where movement is limited. This type of livestock typically spends about 80% or more of their lives with access to fresh forage as the primary energy source. The end product results in leaner meats compared to grain-fed livestock.

Example of Grass-Fed/Pastured/Pasture-Raised:

Pasture raised livestock is raised as closely to the natural ways where cattle could graze freely in pastures which in return help the soil health.
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