English Beef Carcase Quality Continues to Improve

UK - For the second year in a row the quality of English beef carcases has shown clear across-the-board improvements, reveal the latest annual carcase classification figures from EBLEX Ltd, the industry body for beef and lamb levy-payers in England.
calendar icon 8 April 2008
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Overall, MLC classification reports for more than 200,000 prime cattle slaughtered in England in 2007 show 48% of prime beef carcases meeting the preferred ‘R4L or better’ specification. This compares with 46% of carcases meeting the specification in 2006 and just 41% in 2005.

More detailed analysis reveals year-on-year improvements in the leanness and conformation of both steers and heifers, with steers showing a particularly encouraging degree of conformation improvement. Only young bulls suffered a decline in conformation.

Source: Stackyard
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