Organic and Grass-Finished Beef Cattle Production

By Lee Rinehart, NCAT Agriculture Specialist


Market demand is rapidly increasing for sustainably raised and organic beef products. Pasture- or grass-based livestock production relies on biodiversity and ecological complexity to maintain production with the use of less costly inputs. Cattle producers recognize that grazing and pasture access can lower production costs, reduce animal stress, and boost the animal’s immune system. This publication highlights the practices producers are using to provide customers with nutritious food from pasture- and rangeland-based farms and ranches. Resources are included for further reading.

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