beef life cycle
Updated: 3/11/2020
beef life cycle

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  • A cow–calf operation is a method of raising beef cattle in which a permanent herd of cows is kept by a farmer or rancher to produce calves for later sale
  • cow calf operation
  • waening
  • Calves are ideally weaned when they are 7 to 8 months old. The right time to wean a calf depends on the condition of the cow and not the age of the calf.
  • Beef Background Production. Back grounding is a beef production system that involves maximal use of pasture and forages from the time calves are weaned until they are placed in a feedlot.
  • "Livestock auction market" means a place of business to which the public may consign livestock for sale by auction open to public bidding or sold on a commission basis, but, specifically, it does not include breed or livestock associations operating subject to and in compliance with the provisions of the Oregon
  • A feedlot or feed yard is a type of animal feeding operation which is used in intensive animal farming, notably beef cattle, but also swine, horses, sheep, turkeys, chickens or ducks, prior to slaughter.
  • Packaging is the science, art and technology of enclosing or protecting products for distribution, storage, sale, and use.