yardage - Per-head daily fee charged by the feedlot to the customer owning the cattle. This fee is usually in addition to the cost of medicine and the feed markup.
yearling - Animals that are approximately 1 year old (usually 12-24 months of age).
yearling weight - Weight when approximately 365 days old.
yearling weight EPD - Estimate of the yearling weight (lb) potential of a bull's progeny compared to progeny from other bulls in the same sire summary. Positive numbers indicate above-average performance while negative values indicate below-average performance. See also expected progeny difference (EPD).
yearling weight ratio - Yearling weight of a calf divided by the herd average. Usually calculated within sex.
yield - See dressing percentage.
yield grades - USDA grades identifying differences in cutability--the boneless, fat trimmed retail cuts from the round, loin, rib, and chuck.