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beef

Edible muscle from cattle, which is commonly consumed throughout the world except where it is taboo (e.g., among Hindis) or discouraged (e.g., among Buddhists).

beef

1. the meat of cattle other than the young calf. It may be bullock, yearling, bull, cow beef or beef treated in various ways including corned, biltong, jerked or its origin may be specified, e.g. grass-fed, lot-fed. See also meat.
2. pertaining to cattle used for the production of beef.

baby beef
slaughter cattle weighing 700-1000 lb at 9 to 15 months of age and grading good or better for quality.
block beef
beef suitable for sale as blocks for conversion at the retail site into consumer cuts.
boning beef
beef suited for manufacturing and processing.
beef breeds
include aberdeen angus, afrikander, aquitaine blond, beevbilde, belgian blue, belted galloway, bonsmara, boran, braford, brahman, brangus, braunvieh, charbray, charolais, chiana, chiangus, devon, drakensberger, droughtmaster, fulani, galloway, gelbvieh, hariana, hereford, japanese black, limousin, maine-anjou, meuse-rhine-yssel, murray grey, n'dama, pinzgau, polled Hereford, romagna, santa gertrudis, salers, shorthorn, simmental, south devon, texas longhorn, west highland and many other less well known indigenous breeds.
beef feedlot
see feedlot.
beef grading
grading of carcass beef according to quality for the information of the consumer and to provide the trade with a basis for pricing. The grade allotted depends on local requirements for consumers but usually takes into account marbling with fat, absence of excess fat, age and cutability.
hamburger beef
beef herd
comprises the bulls, the mature cows, the heifers yet to calve for the first time, the yearlings including bred heifers and calves not yet weaned. Where calves are not sold off for fattening elsewhere there will also be a bullock group.
beef industry
includes the beef production, breeding, fattening, marketing, slaughtering and processing and sale of the end product.
beef measles
see taeniasaginata.
beef production systems
include extensive grazing, intensive grazing, feedlot, cow-calf operations or suckler herds, breeding herds.
beef production targets
see performance target.
beef tapeworm
see taeniasaginata.
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As mentioned, Holsteins are used for beef, while beef breeds are sometimes sold directly to a slaughter house for veal.
The many beef breeds have differences in size (height and body weight), carcass traits (lean or fat), color and markings, hair coat and weather tolerance, and so on.
There are a large number of popular beef breeds in America today, including three British breeds (Hereford, Shorthorn and Angus) and many European breeds, Nationwide, Angus have the most numbers.
The quality assessments, which involved detailed analysis of the eating quality of the beef, mean that Blonde d'Aquitaine bulls will be added to M&S's approved beef breeds sire list later this year.
Here are some thoughts on some of the more popular beef breeds from Heather Smith Thomas' book:
It is a great honour to have The Prince of Wales as our patron and we are proud that he is actively supporting and promoting our native beef breeds and British food," said Andrew James, chief executive of the Welsh Black Cattle Society.
Mr Topliff said: "A marked rise was, once again, evident in calf registrations from other beef breeds, the bulk of this coming from the Montbeliarde, Saler, Beef Shorthorn, Stabiliser, Brown Swiss, Devon, Lincoln Red and Luing breeds.
Syfni Welsh Blacks from Gareth James and family carried off the beef breeds trophy and Anthony and Hugh Davies of Welston did likewise with their Holstein entries in the dairy section.
His 18-month homebred Hereford bull, Mwyn 1 Aurther, scored a notable victory for Britain's native beef breeds when securing the reserve supreme championship in his last outing of the show season.
Another nice aspect here is that dairy breeds normally sell at a significant discount to beef breeds, particularly cull cows from dairies.
There is more than pounds 5,000 on offer in prizes across 20 classes in the National Spring Spectacular Show and 22 beef breeds will also be on display.
A particular shift on the year has seen the collective of Other Beef Breeds drop two percentage points to 15% market share.