There are a variety of choices of beef available for purchase at your local grocery store, and the same goes for the beef available at a farmer’s market stand or directly from the farm. Beef choices can include production practices where the cattle were grass-fed, grain-fed or raised organically. Take the opportunity to learn more about how beef is raised.
If you purchase beef directly from a farm, you might have the option to purchased beef as a quarter, a side or a whole beef carcass. If you’ve had that opportunity, chances are you have wondered why you have received less meat than expected, given the live weight of cattle. The average weight of a live steer or heifer ready for harvest is 1,300 pounds! So how much of this product should you expect to receive in edible meat products? Learn more here!