Flabby cattle cost beef industry millions of dollars

Flabby cattle cost beef industry millions of dollars

Winnipeg Free Press

In an industry in which producers get paid by the pound, the trend towards heavier animals may sound like a good thing. But not when it comes to processing efficiency. In fact, it’s costing the beef industry millions in lost revenue. “One processor I talked to characterizes this as the ‘greatest value destructor ever,’” Mark Klassen, director of technical services for the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association, told a recent industry seminar.

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