National Beef Quality Audit-2016: In-plant survey of carcass characteristics related to quality, quantity, and value of fed steers and heifers.

@article{Boykin2017NationalBQ,
  title={National Beef Quality Audit-2016: In-plant survey of carcass characteristics related to quality, quantity, and value of fed steers and heifers.},
  author={Christi Boykin and Lauren Eastwood and M. K. Harris and D. S. Hale and Christopher R. Kerth and Davey B. Griffin and Ashley N Arnold and J. Daniel Hasty and Keith E. Belk and Dale R. Woerner and Robert J Delmore and Jennifer N. Martin and D L Vanoverbeke and Gretchen G. Mafi and Matthias Manuel Pfeiffer and T. E. Lawrence and T. J. McEvers and Ty Schmidt and Richard J. Maddock and Dwain D. Johnson and C. C. Carr and Jason M. Scheffler and T. Dean Pringle and Alexander M. Stelzleni and Jacey Lara Gottlieb and Jeffrey W. Savell},
  journal={Journal of animal science},
  year={2017},
  volume={95 7},
  pages={
          2993-3002
        }
}
The National Beef Quality Audit (NBQA)-2016 used in-plant cooler assessments to benchmark the current status of the fed steer and heifer beef industry in the United States. In-plant cooler assessments ( = 9,106 carcasses) were conducted at 30 facilities, where approximately 10% of a single day's production were evaluated for USDA quality grade (QG) and yield grade (YG) factors. Frequencies of evaluated traits were 66.5% steer and 33.4% heifer sex classes and 82.9% native, 15.9% dairy-type, and… CONTINUE READING

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