National Beef Quality Audit-2011: Survey of instrument grading assessments of beef carcass characteristics.

Abstract

The instrument grading assessments for the 2011 National Beef Quality Audit evaluated seasonal trends of beef carcass quality and yield attributes over the course of the year. One week of instrument grading data, HCW, gender, USDA quality grade (QG), and yield grade (YG) factors, were collected every other month (n = 2,427,074 carcasses) over a 13-mo period… (More)
DOI: 10.2527/jas.2012-5551

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