On Monday I went to Cork where I spent time being shown round a meat processing factory ie a place where they slaughter cattle and prepare the beef that is packaged up and delivered to your supermarket. I'm about to begin some work for a meat company.
I must admit, I declined the invitation to look at the slaughterhouse, but I did find the visit to the factory really interesting and very reassuring. The conditions were very hygienic, very automated and the meat was of the highest quality.
If you're into food and cooking, I think its really important to understand different cuts of meat - which part of the animal they're from and what characterises them. The more the know, the more you can appreciate it.