I recently bought some beef stew meat at Trader Joes (pretty lean stuff) that was "all natural" meaning no hormones or antibiotics. But it didn't say anything about grass / grain feeding. Just that it was from Australia.
Is it safe to assume that it's grassfed (just like the lamb there)? Or is Australia grain feeding enough of their cattle now that we should be careful?
No need to be shy. Go and ask the butcher. And ask the name of the supplier. Check it online to make sure they finish their meat on grass. You can't assume. Some organic stuff is in fact grassfed, even though it is not labeled as such. But other organic products are not. But the butcher should know and by happy to tell you. Otherwise, do not shop there!
I've investigated this at Coles one of Australia's biggest supermarket chains and they get beef from multiple suppliers, some grass-fed some grain-finished. They said they could not confirm if any one piece of meat was which and after a long convo the feeling I got was almost all are grain-finished and they have one or two small suppliers that grass-finish