Backgrounder: A cattle producer who produces young cattle ready for lot feeding.
Bovine: Animals of the ox family, commonly referred to as cattle.
(In the case of a dairy cow, this generally happens when the calf is only a few days old so it doesn’t deplete the cow’s milk supply).
Boning room: Area of an abattoir where the carcase is cut into smaller portions.
BSE: Bovine spongiform encephalopathy (also known as 'mad cow disease').
Blue tag: A tail tag on a cow at a physical market (store or prime) that is in calf less than four months. A bid on the futures market is the price at which participants can sell futures contracts.
Bobby calf: A calf that has been removed from its mother.