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Old 01-20-2009, 08:30 AM   #1
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Hi welcome. Sounds like you got a purty full plate.

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Old 01-20-2009, 09:37 AM   #3
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An OX, Damm. Thats a big hunk of beef
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A whole ox whoooo.
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Old 01-20-2009, 11:55 AM   #5
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Would one of you bio-genetics types kindly splain the difference twixt an Ox and a Steer? Thanks. Kindly excuse my igneerance.

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Old 01-20-2009, 01:25 PM   #7
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difference twixt an Ox and a Steer?
Size and purpose is the main thing: oxen are trained and used as draft animals, steers as food. Oxen grow to full maturity, steers get slaughtered young.

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Ox\ ([o^]ks), n.; pl. Oxen. [AS. oxa; akin to D. os. G. ochs, ochse, OHG. ohso, Icel. oxi, Sw. & Dan. oxe, Goth. a['u]hsa, Skr. ukshan ox, bull; cf. Skr. uksh to sprinkle. [root]214. Cf. Humid, Aurochs.] (Zo["o]l.) The male of bovine quadrupeds, especially the domestic animal when castrated and grown to its full size, or nearly so. The word is also applied, as a general name, to any species of bovine animals, male and female.

All sheep and oxen, yea, and the beasts of the field. --Ps. viii. 7.

Note: The castrated male is called a steer until it attains its full growth, and then, an ox; but if castrated somewhat late in life, it is called a stag. The male, not castrated, is called a bull. These distinctions are well established in regard to domestic animals of this genus. When wild animals of this kind are spoken of, ox is often applied both to the male and the female. The name ox is never applied to the individual cow, or female, of the domestic kind. Oxen may comprehend both the male and the female.

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Old 01-20-2009, 02:11 PM   #9
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Well thanks Unity...hanging out on here is liken to getting a BA at some esteemed College. Now why would anybody want to try to cook an Ox? Dont you think it tend to a little tough since it has built up it's muscles pulling all them Pilgrims over the mountains and such stuff? I'm thinking it might be sorta like trying to cook a Clydesdale. Straighten out my view here please.

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difference twixt an Ox and a Steer?
Size and purpose is the main thing: oxen are trained and used as draft animals, steers as food. Oxen grow to full maturity, steers get slaughtered young.

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Ox\ ([o^]ks), n.; pl. Oxen. [AS. oxa; akin to D. os. G. ochs, ochse, OHG. ohso, Icel. oxi, Sw. & Dan. oxe, Goth. a['u]hsa, Skr. ukshan ox, bull; cf. Skr. uksh to sprinkle. [root]214. Cf. Humid, Aurochs.] (Zo["o]l.) The male of bovine quadrupeds, especially the domestic animal when castrated and grown to its full size, or nearly so. The word is also applied, as a general name, to any species of bovine animals, male and female.

All sheep and oxen, yea, and the beasts of the field. --Ps. viii. 7.

Note: The castrated male is called a steer until it attains its full growth, and then, an ox; but if castrated somewhat late in life, it is called a stag. The male, not castrated, is called a bull. These distinctions are well established in regard to domestic animals of this genus. When wild animals of this kind are spoken of, ox is often applied both to the male and the female. The name ox is never applied to the individual cow, or female, of the domestic kind. Oxen may comprehend both the male and the female.

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Sounds like your cooker could handle a Clydesdale.

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Welcome aboard, WNY hmmm, I know of 4 events you maybe intrested in all are comps. I've been at 2 of 4, But I plan on all 4 this yr,, Wittdog also goes . Maybe we'll see you in travels. K I T honcho
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I'm still trying to visualize a pit that's 5' in diameter and 10' long.

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Old 01-25-2009, 03:41 PM   #15
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I'm still trying visualize the temp difference twixt the bottom and top racks. Would think the answer got to be composed of at least 3 digits with the first not being a one or a two

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