I posted this on the Feedyard board but no one responded. I want to raise a calf for slaughter and I want the beef to be very tender and good. After asking several people involved with cattle, I was told to take a steer when it gets to be about 800 to 1,000 pounds and confine to a small area. Starting with 3 pounds of corn the first day, add 3 pounds of corn a day until feeding approximately 30 pounds of corn a day. Feed at this rate for not less than 6 and not more than 8 weeks (with, of course, plenty of fresh water and a salt block.) Then cut off food and water 48 hours before slaughter. Can someone on this board advise me as to whether this method would work, and is there a better method.