Too heavy and too fat

Compared to the target specifications, carcases in this box on the grid are too heavy and too fat.

This means retail and primal cuts will be bigger than the processor wants for this market, and will require considerable trimming of excess fat to make them acceptable to their customers.

The cattle were probably just overdone - they would probably have hit the target if they were sold earlier.


Doing it better next time:

Improving cattle that are too heavy and too fat for the market

Am I aiming at the right target?

Help with assessing fatness and carcase weight in live cattle

Reducing variation in the sale group

Take care before making major changes!

Learn more about specifications:

Producing beef to market specifications

Market specifications and trading