A love affair with grain fed beef

After more than 20 years in the feedlot industry, Tess Herbert’s resume reads of hard work, self-investment, and being open to opportunities when they come knocking. From humble beginnings as a teacher in rural New…
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Keeping the cattle happy

No doubt you’ve heard the saying ‘happy wife, happy life’, but when you’re a grain fed beef producer (or a lot feeder as they’re referred to) there’s a more important motto to live by –…
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Preparing cattle for the feedlot

Grazing on the nation’s fertile pastures is where all Australian cattle begin their lives. But for a percentage of Australia’s herd, there comes a time when they transition from grass fed to a grain-based diet…
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Raising the ‘steaks’ in premium dining

Will Cowper, OTTO Restaurant Brisbane

A relationship between a renowned chef and his beef supplier has given new depth to the phrase “paddock to plate” and the opportunity for a Brisbane restaurant to serve some of the most extraordinary steak…
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Is grain fed beef good for you?

Grain Fed Lean Beef

Australian beef is recognised as among the safest in the world with stringent control systems guaranteeing quality since the 1990s, but is grain-fed beef nutritious? A healthy balanced diet is something every Australian strives for,…
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What do cattle eat at a feedlot?

Cattle eating at a feedlot

The most common grains fed to cattle in Australian feedlots are wheat, barley and sorghum. Less frequently fed, due to their availability, are lupins, millet, rice, rye, triticale, corn and oats. Grains are either rolled…
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