Birdshot/Buckshot in Meat
MT Beef Quality Assurance
Cattle producers tend to point their fingers at hunters with regards to this problem. However, there are producers that sometimes use shotguns/scatter guns to gather unruly cattle.
Regardless of who is at fault, this defect should be prevented with education about the consequences. Other means of animal control and capture can be used. To ensure that foreign objects are not found in carcasses, never use a shotgun to gather cattle.