We do NOT have cows or steer but the following is info about these beautiful creatures, from when we did previously have them.
Our largest critters are our steers. For the city folk, that is a neutered boy cow! I keep referring to them as cows, but they're really steers, which is a nice way of calling them beef! My kids joined the beef project with 4-H a few years ago. This was the beginning of our love of steers! We purchased them at an auction in Fresno and brought them home in early January. "Max" was the black one and "Moo" was the brown one.They ended up being 1100 and 1300 pounds!!
Then we raised 6 more beauties! We fed them hay, alfalfa and a bit of grain. The procedure for ordering beef is similar to that of ordering pork.
We are currently not taking orders. We loved having them, but have transitioned that love to other animals.
You've probably heard how corn is not good for cattle, yet the beef industry keeps feeding them corn. We fed ours hay and alfalfa and a bit of grain to make great meat! Please support your local farmers and feed your family better beef.
Here's a website that has some good information on ordering custom cuts of beef: http://onceamonthmeals.com/get-real-how-to-purchase-local-grass-fed-beef/