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What is the deal with "vegetarian fed" meat?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created February 04, 2012 at 10:43 PM

A local VONS in San Diego, California has a brand called Open Nature. On all of their packages, it says vegetarian fed. I did some research and found this site. Under the Angus Beef category, it says it is raised on vegetables - including grains???? What does vegetarian fed mean then??

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on February 05, 2012
at 09:41 PM

Whole foods/sprouts and about 10 farmers markets. Little Italy, Hillcrest, North Park, La Mesa, Ocean Beach, Pacific Beach, Carlsbad...

5e36f73c3f95eb4ea13a009f4936449f

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on February 05, 2012
at 08:54 PM

And has nothing to do with chickens or cows, but a lot of spam...

96bf58d8c6bd492dc5b8ae46203fe247

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on February 05, 2012
at 04:09 AM

LOL, love it Matt!

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

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on February 05, 2012
at 03:45 AM

Nance, it adds a bit of tang to the meat. ;)

96bf58d8c6bd492dc5b8ae46203fe247

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on February 05, 2012
at 12:15 AM

@Matt, with legs--you forget the legs part. :-)) Still, since most chicken already tastes like crap to me I don't see how feeding steers chicken poop is going to improve the flavor.

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

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on February 04, 2012
at 11:48 PM

As long as you can get them to eat it, cows do just fine on urea (chicken droppings) and cellulose (newspaper). Cows are little more than vats of microbes.

96bf58d8c6bd492dc5b8ae46203fe247

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on February 04, 2012
at 11:04 PM

BTW, grassfed livestock will get a small amount of bird poop as they graze, but that poop is from wild birds with a natural diet and it's in much smaller quantities.

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on February 04, 2012
at 11:02 PM

Does anybody happen to know where to get TRUE grass fed meats in San Diego?

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on February 04, 2012
at 10:52 PM

It says "Raised on grass, hay, grains and legumes; finished on corn." I guess that is what vegetarians eat.

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96bf58d8c6bd492dc5b8ae46203fe247

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on February 04, 2012
at 10:50 PM

Well, for starters it's a polite way of saying they aren't being fed chicken poop which is a widely used livestock feed ingredient. I think in the past meat scaps were also used but that may be forbidden now due to mad cow concerns. I read quite an article within the past 4 months that was very gushy and happy about feeding out the chicken poop to their beef, but somehow the article failed to enthrall me. :-))

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

(41757)

on February 04, 2012
at 11:48 PM

As long as you can get them to eat it, cows do just fine on urea (chicken droppings) and cellulose (newspaper). Cows are little more than vats of microbes.

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

(41757)

on February 05, 2012
at 03:45 AM

Nance, it adds a bit of tang to the meat. ;)

96bf58d8c6bd492dc5b8ae46203fe247

(37227)

on February 04, 2012
at 11:04 PM

BTW, grassfed livestock will get a small amount of bird poop as they graze, but that poop is from wild birds with a natural diet and it's in much smaller quantities.

96bf58d8c6bd492dc5b8ae46203fe247

(37227)

on February 05, 2012
at 12:15 AM

@Matt, with legs--you forget the legs part. :-)) Still, since most chicken already tastes like crap to me I don't see how feeding steers chicken poop is going to improve the flavor.

96bf58d8c6bd492dc5b8ae46203fe247

(37227)

on February 05, 2012
at 04:09 AM

LOL, love it Matt!

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