Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Milk madness

First it was grass-fed beef.

Now it's grass-fed milk.

Leslie Beck, who writes a Food For Thought column for the Globe and Mail, can't say enough good things in today's column about grass-fed milk.

I can understand that grass-fed beef could be significantly different from cattle finished on grain corn or barley in a feedlot.

But I have a hard time imagining there's a significant difference between milk from cows fed grass and those fed typical rations.

A typical ration will have plenty of hay and silage, either grass or corn silage.

And even dairy cows on grass pasture are going to be fed a grain supplement, else they won't produce enough milk to be profitable.

But it seems that today's wealthy consumers can be duped into believing anything is better than the normal fare.