How do you fatten your beef cattle?
Fattening beef cattle depends on what diet you want them to fatten up on, their age, their breeding, average daily gain, rate of intake, and target weight you want to have them slaughtered. Grass-finished cattle take a month or so longer to fatten up than grain-finished cattle. But both types of finisher cattle should be on a high-energy, high-protein diet to gain weight quickly. For grassers this would be young, vegetative grasses that are almost at the stage of inflourescence but the long stems that haven't quite popped up yet. It will take about 6 months for the cattle to reach target weight. For grainers, a diet of 80 to 90% diet of grain is the common way (the feedlot way) to fatten cattle within a period of 3 to 4 months. However, if you wish you could finish your cattle on a 50-50 or 40-60 diet of grain and forage, respectively or vice versa, to get a stronger tasting, yet juicy steak.
British breeds fatten quicker than Continentals will. So starting British breed-type cattle when they are but 18 to 20 months of age on a high energy ration will get them to gain enough meat on them but not too much fat. Continentals genetically are built to be lean, so you could start them whenever you like, like right after they are weaned on a grain-based diet or a diet of 50% forage 50% grain to get them to gain weight. Continentals will finish at a heavier weight than British breeds will, so also bear that in mind when choosing which breeds to fatten up for your freezer. Crossbred calves that have British and Continental breeds in them can be started either way, but the British influence will have them still fatten quicker, so backgrounding them until they are 18 months old would be a wise decision.
Anything from beef producers, backgrounders, stockmen, to feedlot owners.
Hormones are used on cattle to ensure they fatten up, grow quickly, produce higher yields of milk and produce high financial gains. Hormones used to fatten beef cattle and their availability are synthetic and natural hormones that ensure cattle has a high turn over rate, i.e. they are quickly slaughtered and replaced with new fast growing/fattened cattle. Natural hormones include the hormones estradiol benzoate progesterone or testosterone. The availability of such implants can be found… Read More
The hormones used to fatten beef cattle really depend on the company who makes them and the gender of the cattle you are wanting to use them on. Most people state that "growth hormones" are used to fatten beef cattle, but this really isn't the case. Here's a few of the common hormone implants used in fattening beef cattle and what they comprise of: Ralgro: contains Zeranol Revalor: contains Trenbolone acetate and Estradiol Synovex C… Read More
They aren't. Harmonies don't make cattle fatter nor fatten them up.
If they are dairy cows, then its called dairy farming. If they are for beef, then its called "beef farming" or, with extensive operations, "ranching," especially in the USA and Canada. Cattle raised on an operation where the main purpose is to fatten them up in preparation for slaughter are raised on a feedlot; the name for the way cattle are fattened up in the feedlot is called "finishing" or "fattening."
For the small-time producer, yes, but as a conventional beef animal, no definitely not. Brown Swiss are bred to be dairy cattle, or to produce milk, not to produce beef. However, that's not to say that they cannot be raised as beefers: Brown Swiss steers tend to fatten up and finish better than Jerseys, for one, and even Holsteins. But they're still dairy cattle regardless.
Basically any crop that has a high protein value (almost all leguminous crops do) examples are beans, alfalfa, clover, and soy.
First let us get some terminology straight here. Male cattle are called Bulls and females are called Heifers (if have never calved a calf) or Cows if have calved a calf. Neutered Cattle are called Steers. Bulls are neutered if not of breeding quality and the Farmer wants to feed them out to fatten them and then slaughter for use as beef. This is where your beef comes from.
The purpose of beef cattle is to produce beef.
Cattle raised for beef.
On cattle. Beef is the muscles of cattle, and is removed when the cattle are killed for meat.
Oradexon. Hope that helps.
It is a farm where beef cattle are raised.
Beef cattle can be male or female.
Cattle that are bred and raised primarily for beef production.
Limousin cattle are beef cattle.
Grain is the most common feed you'd use to fatten up a beef bull for the freezer.
A diet that is high in protein and carbohydrates is commonly used to fatten cattle. Grain, high-quality hay and/or grass, bakery by-products, and alfalfa cubes or pellets are just a few items that can be used to fatten cattle for slaughter.
Most cattle are called Brahman-cross cattle. However, there are various beef breeds that have been created from crossing Brahman with other beef cattle. These breeds are: Santa Gertrudis Beefmaster Droughtmaster Senepol Brangus Red Brangus Braford Santa Cruz Barzona Bonsmara American Charbray Brahmousin Bralers Simbrah Ranger
Kenneth A. Wagnon has written: 'Use of different classes of range land by cattle' -- subject(s): Feeding and feeds, Rangelands, Cattle 'Estrous behavior and stress effects on the estrous cycle of range beef heifers' -- subject(s): Beef cattle, Estrus, Reproduction 'Behavior of beef cows on a California range' -- subject(s): Beef cattle, Feeding and feeds, Grazing, Behavior 'Beef cattle production' 'Reproduction difficulties in range beef cattle' -- subject(s): Beef cattle, Reproduction
Beef cattle are raised up on a cattle ranch or farm.
Veal is the meat of young cattle; beef is the meat of older cattle.
They raise cattle or beef cattle
Salers are beef cattle.
Yes the raising of beef cattle is part of the beef industry, in order to produce beef for meat purposes you must raise them first.
You usually slaughter beef cattle around the age of one year, at this time they have the ideal amount of conditioning (beef).
Cattle and cows are basically the same thing (technically cows is just female cattle, cattle is everything-males, females, calves). The difference between dairy and beef cattle is that Dairy are cattle that are bred for the purpose of milk production. Beef cattle are ones that are used for beef production.
Beef cattle raising is just a play of words for a job of raising beef cattle. Raising beef cattle often involves breeding beef cows to a bull to produce calves that are sold for the meat market. However raising beef cattle also involves raising purebreds to sell to other producers; stocker/backgrounding operation which "raise" weanling calves from weaning age to adequate age and weight to start finishing; and "raising" steers or finishing cattle to slaughter.
A baby beef is a form of grain-fed cattle, particularly Aberdeen Angus cattle, slaughtered while the cattle is still relatively young, or the meat from such cattle.
If there are 80 head of cattle in the field and the ratio of dairy cattle to beef cattle is 1 to 3 How many dairy cattle and beef cattle are there?
So with 80 head of cattle, we have a 1:3 ratio of dairy to beef, respectively. That translates to: for every head of dairy cattle there are three beef cattle. Since, mathematically, 80 total head of cattle with a 1:3 ratio don't really work out to nice, round numbers, we will have to work with fractions and such. 1:3 ratio can be converted to a fraction: 1/3. 1/3=0.3333333... So, with 80 head of cattle, we… Read More
Beef comes from cattle and almost all countries have cattle that are raised for meat.
Beef is muscle on cattle. Muscle grows on cattle as they get older and eat more.
Actually it can be both... a dairy and beef cattle. A farmer of beef or dairy sell them at auctions where meat houses buy either. It then is processed and sent to MCDonald's.
The anatomy of beef cattle is knowing the various parts of a beef animal, from the parts of its body (such as the nose and the tail), to the parts which are used for beef. Knowing the anatomy of beef cattle helps a meat processor in determining what cuts of beef to make and where he needs to divide a carcass in order to obtain the various cuts of beef you see on the meat… Read More
Cattle which are raised for their muscle mass rather than their milk are beef cattle. Such cattle must be slaughtered in order to obtain such a product, unlike with dairy cattle which must be alive in order to produce milk. Breeds of beef cattle include (but are not limited to) Angus, Hereford, Shorthorn, Charolais, Devon, Galloway, Simmental, Brahma, and others.
Beef comes from beef cattle. Beef cattle stations are found throughout Australia except for the desert and arid interior, and the far north coastal tropics.
Peter V. Garrod has written: 'Alternative marketing structures for the Hawaii beef cattle industry' -- subject(s): Beef cattle, Beef industry, Cattle trade
In Australia, Queensland is the state that produces the most beef cattle, followed by New South Wales. In the United States, Texas is the state that produces the most beef cattle.
You can purchase beef cattle from a number of locations including Sale barns, and from private producers.
All beef cattle (and dairy!) are potentially going to be used for butchering.
Angus is merely a black breed of beef cattle..The beef from angus cattle has a unique flavor, somewhat different from other beef breeds..
it would be there was more meet and beef for them to by and if they could not afford beef they would by the cattle and sell the beef or ceep it for themselfs
Beef, there is no plural. You can say I have one beef cow or I have 100 beef cattle.
Beef farming is the practice of raising beef cattle for meat.
Because of the close confignment of dairy cows. Beef cattle are not in close confignment.
Beef cattle can be culled at any age beyond 6 to 10 months old.
Corned beef is derived from cattle (beef), not from pigs (pork). Also, don't mistake 'corned beef' for 'corn-fed beef'. 'Corned beef' is a brine cured cut of beef, whereas 'corn-fed beef' is cattle that were fed corn as opposed to other grains.
A cattle producer, cattleperson (or specifically cattleman or cattlewoman), or dairy farmer if the cattle farmer has dairy cows. People who raise beef cattle are often called beef producers.