Oxtail is the culinary name for the tail of cattle. An oxtail typically weighs 2 to 4 lbs. and is skinned and cut into short lengths for sale. Oxtail is often used in soups or stews as any meat is very tough so long, slow cooking is beneficial; in addition, there is a lot of collagen that seeps out during cooking (so good for you!). Approximately 2 lbs.