Defining different beef finishing systems

As beef consumers become more and more discerning, debate has been raging about how best to define cattle that receive a grain-based paddock supplement to assist them to finishing weights before slaughter. These cattle fall between the two well defined groups of traditionally grainfed (feedlot finished) animals and those that have only grazed pasture throughout their lives.

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It is not uncommon for beef cattle to receive a grain-based supplement from self-feeders whist still grazing in paddocks on pasture, to help them reach finishing weights on-farm.

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