RE: Re: Steers

From: Jane Williams <janewilliams20_at_...>
Date: Mon, 31 May 2004 15:57:23 +0100

> p.s. I've a feeling we don't use the word steer much in the UK, that
> we just poleax 'em young and make cat food or human food. keeping
> them alive is more for extensive farming. Or is it just pig-
> ignorance on my part? (That last question is not for Chris).

I've only heard the word used in cattle-context in Westerns, and had no idea what it meant. It may well be USA-specific these days. Or it may just reflect the fact that I, too, have no knowledge of cattle before their products arrive on the supermarket shleves :(

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