grass finished beef

Discussion in 'Specialized Terminology' started by Singinswtt11, Jun 16, 2014.

  1. Singinswtt11

    Singinswtt11 Senior Member

    Bay Area, California
    English since birth, Spanish shortly thereafter
    Hello! More beef industry questions...

    This time I'm looking for a translation of the term "grass-finished." I know "grass-fed" is "carne de vacuno alimentado con pasto" or something similar, but grass-finished is [apparently] more nuanced than that.

    Specifically, finished means that the animal is physically mature in skeleton and muscle and that it has some fatty tissue as well. In contrast, grass fed is currently being used in reference to any animal that 1.) was fed a grass-based diet prior to grain finishing or 2.) an animal raised on pasture but butchered while still in a growth or immature stage.

    Any ideas?

    Thank you in advance!
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  2. Sprachliebhaber Moderator

    USA English
    Grass-finished beef is beef from cattle fed in the pasture (eating grass) for the last months before slaughter (in contrast to corn-fed beef).
  3. vicdark

    vicdark Senior Member

    Español, Bolivia
    Sugiero ganado de engorde/engorda final en/con pastos/pasturas.
  4. olimpia91 Banned

    Castellano - Argentina
    Acá dicen "terminado a campo", se entiende que en el campo come pasto.

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