Bioelectrical impedance and beef carcass yield

Bioelectrical impedance and beef carcass yield

Austin Voyles

The National Provisioner

Current marketing practices of commercial cattle feeders often utilize value-based or “grid” marketing. One dimension of that grid includes discounts or premiums for variation of yield away from a par “USDA Yield Grade 3”. The estimation of yield stems from research conducted in the 1950s with a sample population of steers, heifers and cows.

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