This post is about the most expensive cuts on a side of beef: the standing rib, the striploin, the tenderloin, and t-bone and porterhouse steaks.
A Cow’s Skeletal Anatomy, Briefly…
The skull is connected to the neck, which connects to the backbone. At the front of the back bone are the shoulder bones that connect to the front legs. Farther down the backbone are the ribs. A cow has thirteen ribs. Backbones with ribs connected to them are called thoracic vertebrae. Between the rib cage and the hip is a section of backbone that has no ribs. These backbones are called lumbar vertebrae. Then there is the hip bone, which connects to the hind legs.
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