The pasture or grass-fed movement in livestock farming is growing. The term applies to livestock (but particularly cattle) that stay out on pasture all year around, and where everything or most of what they eat comes from that pasture. Conventional farming uses grains and other foodstuffs to feed stock in the winter. This approach is particularly suitable for some areas of Devon as grass grows all year round.
Advantages include high animal welfare, a low carbon approach due to the lack of external feedstuffs, high environmental benefits (mixed pasture includes wildflowers and numerous grass types) and reduced use of antibiotics as outdoor animals are healthier.
There is a national Pasture for Life brand you can look out for.