Beef yield grade standards to mirror U.S.

In January, Canada’s beef yield grade standards will change from the current three classes to five in order to mirror U.S. standards.

The Canadian Beef Grading Agency says the move will allow alignment with the country’s largest export market for cattle and beef, and also provide enhanced distinction between higher- and lower-yielding carcasses.

That will provide the opportunity for improved targeted finishing practices, it said. Testing and validation of the five-yield class standard, which comes into effect on Jan. 15, is virtually complete, the agency said.

For more information, go to the Canadian Beef Grading Agency website.

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