Here's a recent shot of T-Bone from the side.
He's definitely lacking in his hindquarters and the all-over beefy look Siobhan has. Although it's not really a characteristic you look for in your beef animal, he sure does have a cute face!
We don't know exactly when T-Bone was born, but we think he's about 18 months old. Our present plan is to send him to the butcher in November or December when he's about 2. Depending on how hot the summer is, how our grass holds up, and how stressed he is by the time cooler temperatures roll around, we might wait a bit longer. When it comes time to feed hay, we'll need to separate T-Bone and Siobhan (for company) from Sara, her calf, and the horses in order to get T-Bone well fed. Since he is lowest of all on the totem pole, we need to let him spend his last weeks "beefing up" instead of scrounging for hay.