Too light and too fat

Compared to the target specifications, these carcases are too light and too fat for this market.

The cuts from these carcases will require considerable trimming of excess fat to make them acceptable to customers. This is wasteful and costly, and along with their light weight, will result in cuts too small for customers in this market.

The cattle are too early maturing and are probably better suited to a lighter weight market where they can be turned off earlier, before they get too fat.


Doing it better next time:

Improving cattle that are too light 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