100% GRASS-FED BEEF PROTOCOL
Acceptable Forages, Feeds, Minerals and Supplements
Perennial and annual grasses, legumes, and forbs that are not genetically modified (Non-GMO).
Feeding stored forages in the form of hay or haylage is acceptable when pastures are dormant. Cattle should be grazed at least 120 days per year with 90% of their diet coming from the pasture.
Kelp, Salt, Molasses (Up to 4 pounds per day), Flax oil grown without pesticides or herbicides (Up to 4 ounces per day), Apple Cider Vinegar
Grain or grain byproducts
Silage – Applies 3 years prior to slaughter of cull animals
Minerals or Vitamins in block or granular form that have grain/gain byproduct ingredients
Rumensin and all ionophores
Growth hormones or implants
All subtherapeutic antibiotics
All therapeutic antibiotics
A minimum weight gain performance of 1.25 lbs/day must be achieved over the lifetime of the animal. All finished animals should be under 30 months of age.