Understanding Beef Carcass Data Reports

Understanding Beef Carcass Data Reports

Kenny Burdine, John T. Johns and W. Benjy Mikel

University of Kentucky

Producers will receive information allowing evaluation of their cattle for health and performance in the feed-yard and carcass data from the packing plant. This information will be useful in making genetic changes to improve the herd. This information may also be used as a very effective marketing tool. However, before it can be used for either of these purposes, it must be understood by the producer. This publication provides producers with a basic explanation of the terms on a carcass data report to enhance their understanding and use of the data.

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