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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.