Terms & Definitions
Cows are raised on a diet of grass their entire lives. The finished refers to the last 60-90 days before slaughter, where their diet is sometimes supplemented as in...
Corn or grain-finished:
Cows are raised on a diet of grass for a majority of their lives, until the last 60-90 days where they are fed a supplemental diet of corn, grain, etc. to fatten them up before slaughter.
The weight of the live animal before processing.
The weight of the animal after the skin, head, non-usable organs, and hooves are removed. Usually about 60% of the live weight.
The fully butchered and "processed" meat that you pick up from the meat locker.
The order sheet detailing the amounts and types of various cuts, as well as specifications like bone-in/out, thickness of steaks, and organ meats/bones.