Home kill steer

Discussion in 'Beef Cattle Discussion' started by Jonny, May 14, 2014.

  1. Jonny

    Jonny Beef Farmer

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    This is a steer we quartered and hung yesterday. Should have done him a year ago by never got round to it. ImageUploadedByCattle Forum1400111420.912728.jpg ImageUploadedByCattle Forum1400111442.711443.jpg ImageUploadedByCattle Forum1400111472.745442.jpg ImageUploadedByCattle Forum1400111490.320610.jpg ImageUploadedByCattle Forum1400111505.404104.jpg

    He is a 3 year old angus x drought master (neighbours bull). Weighted in at 368kg (811 pounds)dressed.
    He was finished for about a month on ryegrass, chicory and clover pasture.
    Hanging him for a week before butchering.
     
  2. DoubleR

    DoubleR Repro Lover

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    Looks good! Let us know how much meat you get and how tasty it is ;)
     

  3. Dion

    Dion New Member

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    1600 lb steer running around. From the nice fat covering I guess that he might be marbled pretty nicely. It sounds and looks like you might have done really well for yourself. I'll bet those steaks will be good.
     
  4. Jonny

    Jonny Beef Farmer

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    Ok so he's been butchered.
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    Round steak- one of the leanest cuts was unusually marbled

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    Scotch fillet

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    Sirloin

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    Eye fillet

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    Making mince for sausages

    Haven't managed to cook anything up yet but quickly fried up some of the sausage mince and was juicy and tasty!
     
  5. DoubleR

    DoubleR Repro Lover

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    You are making me so incredibly HUNGRY!!! :-D Very nice!
     
  6. Fairfarmhand

    Fairfarmhand New Member

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    nice! We always pay a butcher to do ours. I've told my dh that I want nothing to do with that part of it.
     
  7. Fairfarmhand

    Fairfarmhand New Member

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    How did you finish him? Corn?

    We just put up a bunch of alfalfa and I'm wondering if that will marble a steer like corn will.
     
  8. Dion

    Dion New Member

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    The grain added to the alfalfa should get him marbled very good.
    This steer looks really great though.
    Thanks for sharing buddy.
     
  9. Jonny

    Jonny Beef Farmer

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    Just finished him on ryegrass, chicory and clover pasture. Don't really know the ins and outs of getting animals to marble but I'm thinking carbohydrates (grain) would be better than high protein pasture ( alfalfa).
    The pasture above that I had him on was high protein, high ME green feed.
     
  10. cowgirl12

    cowgirl12 New Member

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    What beautiful meat! Home raised cattle is the best, minus the actual butchering of course...