There is a reason the food industry is pushing grass fed. Here is a long term chart of corn prices on the Chicago Board of Trade:
Wish I could have found a monthly chart going back about 25 years instead of 10, but trust me, prior to 2006, seldom did corn prices trade outside a range of $2 to $2.50 a bushel. The spike in 2007 corresponded with the spike in fuel prices, and construction of ethanol plants. The drop in 2008 also went along with fuel prices (dragging ethanol down with it).
Prior to ethanol, the livestock industries (all of them.....cattle, hogs, broilers, turkeys, layers, etc) were the primary consumers of corn. That is where most of it went. At $7, nobody can afford to feed it. At $3.50 a bushel, where it is now, it's a struggle. I don't know how many of you folks can double your input costs and sell the end product for the same amount or slightly higher, but I couldn't do it.
For survival....and not because it's a better product, the cattle folks are pushing grass fed beef. Nothing wrong with that, just something to be aware of. Lay the cards on the table for all to see.
Corn fed: corn being a carbohydrate that the animals convert to fat, which is stored in a lot of places, but in the best animals shows up as marbling. So if you want tender juicy piece of meat with flavor, go corn fed. Just expect to pay more for it.
I didn't mention Galloway cattle before, as there are so few of them one might no nuts trying to find them, but they may well be the best beef animals out there.