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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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We were actually moving the cows about eight times per day and the next day we'd let the beef herd in, to follow them, and try to trample those paddocks.
Sheep, pig and dairy numbers in the country are at 10-year highs but in 2013 the national beef herd shrank 3% against a background of falling profits.
Even though feed costs have moderated, the beef herd expansion will be very slow in 2014 because of continued drought conditions in the Southern Plains and Western regions.
Queensland, with the nation s largest beef herd and more than a third of the state suffering drought, really deserves a bit more than Tasmania, but I m more than ready to sign-up if Mr Fitzgibbon is true to his word that he wants this sorted out before the (Federal) election, he said.
HCC offers various grants to boost beef herd fertility - 50% funding (up to pounds 500) for Artificial Insemination and 50% funding (up to pounds 700) for Embryo Transfer.
In 1991, he auctioned off his beef herd, established in 1948 by his father Colonel Andrew Ferguson, for pounds 65,000.
2 percent during 2009, while the total beef herd declined by 1.
It will include an insight into Strefford Hall's home rearing of their South Devon cross beef herd, Texal cross lamb flock and Traditional Breed pork.
As well as rearing a beef herd and growing cereals, Mr Davies also carries out ground maintenance contracts at the St Athan airbase and Aberthaw Power Station.
A FARMING couple are selling their beef herd because it has proved more profitable for people to come and see a group of badgers living on their land.
Ireland's beef herd is contracting, new official figures show, but the more significant influence on availability for British buyers is a strong revival in live cattle exports to other markets.
I want to hear from the Scottish Office what their plan is to eradicate the disease and make the Scottish beef herd BSE clean.