6

A friend said that male beef is more expensive. I'm thinking she really means the difference in taste of different breeds or some other criteria that makes some beef more expensive. Is there a difference?

  • 1
    I thought most males were culled for veal or 'baby beef', so they didn't have to deal w/ mature bulls roaming around. – Joe Feb 12 '16 at 17:50
3

Per this link from MSU;

heifer carcasses had slightly more marbling than steer carcasses, but USDA quality grade was not significantly different.

So not enough of a quality / taste difference to bother with...

live heifers averaged $149.80 and steers averaged $149.70 per hundredweight

Apparently, heifers (female) are more expensive than steers (castrated male)... by 10 cents per hundred weight.

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.