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Determining the Market Readiness of Beef Cattle

Need help determining when your beef animal is ready for slaughter? Join Cornell Beef Cattle Extension Specialist Mike Baker as he describes features of market readiness for both finished and unfinished beef and dairy crosses.

In this second video, we look at beef cattle as they hang on the rail at a packer. Mike Baker, Cornell Beef Cattle Extension Specialist, evaluates key areas of four grain finished carcasses for eating quality and quantity in terms of yield.