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PJNET.tv - Mark Prasek 26th August 2020
Banding Day | J. D. Wininger
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Banding Day | J. D. Wininger

The purpose for turning bulls into steers is threefold; safety, taste, and profit. As with any testosterone-filled male, there’s a natural aggressiveness exhibited. By castrating them when young, they become gentler and that makes for safer handling and sharing pasture with other cattle. Testing has shown a steer’s meat is tenderer and has a milder taste as compared to bulls; again because of their testosterone. Last, steers gain more weight on average than bulls, and when combined with already bringing a higher price as commercial steers, it increases profit.