Cull Cow Beef Quality Issues series
Cull cattle are those that are sold from a herd for lack of performance, lack of resources, or genetic improvement The non-fed beef cattle market (cattle that are not managed through traditional feedlot finishing systems) is comprised primarily of cull cows and bulls. To address liability and food safety concerns, this series of articles discusses some quality defects identified in the non-fed beef market, how to prevent them, and how to address them when they appear in cattle.
- Overview of Cull Cow Beef Quality Issues
- Cull Cow Beef Quality Issues: Bruising, Condemnation, and Foreign Objects
- Cull Cow Beef Quality Issues: Cow Condition and Muscling
- Cull Cow Beef Quality Issues: Hide Defects, Contamination, and Non-Ambulatory Cattle
- Cull Cow Beef Quality Issues: Horns, Ocular Squamous Cell Carcinoma, and Lumpy Jaw
- Cull Cow Beef Quality Issues: Injection Sites and Abscesses