If you slaughter a seven-year-old bull, would the meat have a stronger taste because it was an old bull? I have experienced stronger taste in the meat of boars before and did not want to experience that with beef.

Beef Cattle February 26, 2008 Print Friendly and PDF
Meat from a bull carcass is lean without a lot of marbling. Because flavor from beef has a lot to do with marbling, then meat from an older bull will taste slightly different than meat from the younger beef animal that we typically get meat from. Because tenderness in a beef carcass decreases with age, expect the meat from older animals to be less tender. Many times meat from cull cows and bulls are used in grind for hamburger and works very well in this product because it is lean, and, depending on the percentage of fat in the grind, some fat may be added.

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