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.