Beef is the culinary name for meat which comes from cattle. Produced from bulls, heifers or steers, beef is a variety of red meat which may be cut into roasts, steaks or short ribs. Numerous cuts of steak exist, from premium steaks such as rib eye, sirloin, or tenderloin to more budget varieties such as hanger and skirt steak. In 2022, the global production of beef and veal amounted to about 59 million metric tons.
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