USDA seeks comment on whether to revise the U.S. Standards for Grades of Carcass Beef

USDA seeks comment on whether to revise the U.S. Standards for Grades of Carcass Beef

Southern Livestock

Currently, the beef standards only include skeletal and muscular evidence as a determination of maturity grouping.  The proposed changes would allow carcasses of grain-fed steers and heifers determined to be less than 30 months old either by dentition or by documentation of actual age to be included in the youngest maturity group (A maturity grouping) for carcasses recognized as “beef” regardless of skeletal evidences of maturity.

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