The figures also show young bull carcases
improved the most, there was an increase in fat cover in heifers, and steer carcases
were the heaviest ever.
With pricing regimes imposing penalties of up to 10p/kg for underweight bull carcases
, the difference in returns between 250kg and 300kg carcases
of the same quality at today's prices can easily be pounds 100 a head.
Increasing levels of Holstein genetics in the national herd clearly bear some responsibility for the 33 kg/head increase in average bull carcases
to 324 kg recorded over the same period.
Beef and Veal Frozen Carcases
and Quarters, Cuts: European Union Market Outlook 2010 and Forecast till 2015
from the progeny of a superior sire should be heavier and yield more meat than those of a sire with a lower RBY slaughtered at the same stage of fat cover.
The second is the proposed introduction by processor George Adams and Sons of Lincolnshire, of the Danish developed AutoFOM method of assessing lean meat content of carcases
THE quality of British beef is at a record high, according to industry analysis of carcases
Farmers may, or may not, get better returns with the development of a "groundbreaking" Video Image Analysis system being trialled for objectively evaluating sheep carcases
The difficulty in finding enough carcases
"to spec" is cited by buyers as one justification for increasing imports.
Only drowned sheep carcases
can be disposed of in this way.
That in turn means you can use cheaper product chillers instead of large room chillers for whole carcases
According to the new EBLEX figures, 48% of prime beef carcases
met the preferred 'R4L or better' specification during 2007.
The NFU is campaigning to remove the health and safety procedure of splitting sheep carcases
and removing the spinal cord, saying the risk of any disease spreading from animals to humans is virtually non existent anyway.
The quality of English beef carcases
showed marked across-the-board improvements over the past year, according to the latest annual carcase
classification figures from the English Beef and Lamb Executive.
Accusations that some price reporting abattoirs are over-trimming their carcases
before weighing have been backed up by a report from European Commission inspectors.