Grass/pasture finishing means that the animal is allowed to feed on in a pasture on grass as opposed to grain. This is usually determined by which markets are being targeted by the livestock. For instance, markets were natural or organic meat is needed, the beef will be grass or pasture fed. Pasture finishing might also require feeding supplements for nutritional, efficiency and production purposes.
|Input||Backgrounding to Finishing (grain or grass)|
|Input||Saleyard to Finishing (grain or grass)|
|Output||Finishing - Grass to Saleyard|
|Output||Finishing - Grass to Lairage|
Cattle- the cattle to be fed. Grass- grass for the feed. Water- water
Cattle- the cattle to be fed. Head. Grass- feed. Water-water. Litre.
• 97-98% of Australian cattle spend most of their time on grass fed properties. Some are kept there to be fed only grass while other are sent to feedlots to be grain fed.
• Meat Standards Australia • Australian Lot Feeders’ Association • Cattle Council of Australia • Meat and Livestock Australia