Steer escapes slaughterhouse, runs loose in New York City

A steer won't be New York strips for at least one day after escaping a slaughterhouse in the City That Never Sleeps.

Videos and photos are making their way across the internet after a Hereford steer fled the Jamaica Archer Live Poultry and Meat Market in the Jamaica Queens neighborhood of New York on Thursday.

The steer ran through traffic, past stores and lots of people recording the incident on smart phones.

Officers with the New York Police Department 103rd Precinct managed to rope

the steer and load it into a stock trailer.

The steer is still slated to be processed through the hala meat packer on Friday.

The local police precinct took to social media and shared the roundup on Twitter:

Reports from various news outlets say it was a "cow" running loose, but watching video from the scene it is clear there's a sheath between this bovine's legs. See for yourself:

The escaped steer had us recalling

western-comedies from the 1990s that incorporated life in the big city with ranching.

We're guessing the police didn't "have a roping disability" like Billy Crystal in City Slickers. However, we doubt the officers could team rope as well as

Woody Harrelson

and

Kiefer Sutherland in The Cowboy Way.

For their efforts

someone should probably give the police a few steak dinners after

the steer is processed:

 

Latest News

Feeder Cattle Receipts Higher, Prices Lower

For the second consecutive week, feeder cattle auction receipts increased substantially following February’s storms. Prices, however, declined again for the second week as demand was called moderate to good.

Drovers Weekly Cattle Markets Update

Here's this week's update on cattle prices.

Hulett: Steady Once Again

There appeared to be more cattle trade than what we have seen for several weeks, but with only one or two packers needing cattle it was difficult for feeders to push the market higher.

NAHMS To Conduct Feedlot Study

USDA's Animal Health Monitoring System (NAHMS) is conducting a national study focusing on cattle health and management in U.S. feedlots with at least 50 head.

NCBA Opposes Cattle Markets Transparency Act In Current Form

The Cattle Transparency Act of 2021 was introduced in the Senate to mandate weekly minimum cash cattle trades. NCBA policy supports a voluntary approach to increase negotiated trades to regionally sufficient levels.

Peel: Volatile Feeder Auction Volumes in Oklahoma

Feeder cattle markets have bounced back from the brutal February storm just in time for the termination of winter grazing of dual-purpose wheat.