Humans first hunted aurochs in ancient times, and later, people domesticated them. Since then, many cow breeds have been developed to improve their meat quality or quantity. Beef is now the third most often eaten meat in the world, after pig and chicken. As of the year 2018, the United States of America, Brazil, and China were the countries that produced the most beef.
There are many ways to prepare beef; trimmings are often ground or minced and used in most hamburgers, while cuts of beef are typically used to make steak.