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More proof that grassfed cattle are healthier than grainfed cattle.

A typical feedlot diet can cause liver lesions in cattle. Livers were examined from 5,647 grain-fed and 621 grass-fed cattle of similar breed, age and weight, killed at a Queensland abattoir. Eleven percent (11%) of the grainfed animals had liver lesions compared with only 0.2 percent of the grassfed animals. When all the losses from the various illnesses were tallied up, the loss to the producers was $2.25 a head for grain-fed steers versus $0.90 for grass-fed steers.

Aust Vet J 59 (5) 129-32, 1982

 

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