Learning the Lingo

There’s a lot to learn about buying meat direct from the farmer. 

The meat industry has evolved to be very removed from the end consumer, so you’ll find some words and terms on this website which you’re unlikley to recognise. 

Read on and you’ll become an armchair expert in no time at all. 

Hoof Weight

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Hanging Weight

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Hanging Weight

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Grass Fed

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Grass Finished

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Feedlot

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Grade Score

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Short Fed

An animal that has been fed on grain, in a
feedlot, for a short period of time. Usually refers to cattle that are
fed for 70–150 days generally for the domestic market.

Source: https://www.mla.com.au/general/glossary/

Carcass Weight

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Dressed Weight

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Dressed Weight Percentage

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Grain Finished

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Processor

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Butcher

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Cattle Breeds

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