Beef Cattle Terms

There are several types of beef cattle:

  • Calf: A young beef animal.
  • Cow: A female beef animal that has had a calf.
  • Heifer: A female beef animal that has not had a calf yet.
  • Bull: A male beef animal used to breed cows and heifers.
  • Steer: A male beef animal that cannot reproduce and is used for meat only