Heifer vs Steers comparisson
👋 In this class (kindly prepared by @tokyo_cowboy) we made a comparison between Heifer cuts (female cattle that have not given birth to a calf ) and Steers (castrated male cattle) to identify their differences. Wagyu Heifer’s beef is definitely tastier and juicier than Steer’s beef.
We generally call all female cattle “Cows” and all male cattle “Bulls”. However, to be more specific, the classification is as follows:
- Cow: female cattle with at least 1 calf. The cows are the “moms”.
- Heifer: female cattle that have not given birth to a calf (usually 2 years old). Once a heifer has a calf, she automatically becomes a cow.
- Bull: non-castrated male cattle (mainly for breeding purposes). The bulls are the “dads.”
- Steers: castrated young male cattle, generally younger than 2 years old (adult male castrated are Ox)
(This classification may vary between diferent countries)
Generally speaking most of the meat that is commercialized is from Steers (especially in supermarkets) and although when it is from Heifer, it is not usually specified. Although steers’ beef has brighter fat and its’ size could be larger than heifer ́s beef, sometimes it is not easy or clear to identify. The best way to eat beef from Heifer is to ask your friendly butcher! Thank you @tokyo_cowboy for preparing such an interesting and enlightening class!!
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