Discover the basic steps involved in red meat production from conception to consumer. A cattle buyer provides candid comments on the importance of feed, muscling and leanness when buying cattle. An explanation of feedyard management practices and red meat production - from packer to consumer - are presented in a manner, which is both thorough and easy to understand. The steps include slaughter, inspection, grading, fabrication, packaging and marketing. Each step is discussed as it relates to the entire process. A supplement is included.