Beef Lean Meat Yield and other carcase information now available in LDL

12 June 2018

Livestock Data Link now provides a predictive Lean Meat Yield (LMY) measure for beef producers and processors on carcases that are MSA graded.

“LMY is the percentage of meat recovered from a carcase and so is a key driver of profitability for beef producers, processors and retailers,” Integrity Systems Company’s Chief Operating Officer Jo Quigley said. The predictive beef LMY is calculated using hot standard carcase weight and MSA graded rib fat depth. A predictive LMY measure has been available for participating sheep processors and their producers through LDL since 2015.

The second new feature in LDL is that breeders can receive carcase information on animals they have bred but not directly consigned to the processor. This information includes average, minimum and maximum carcase weight, P8 fat and if graded LMY and MSA index. The processor will not be identified, only the state in which the animals are processed.
“This is a significant step forward in how feedback is shared across the supply chain,” Jo Quigley.

“Making this information easily accessible through LDL would help producers meet market specifications and improve their bottom lines. Releasing feedback to the breeder will enable the rate of genetic gain in industry to be increased as carcase performance and pedigree records can be linked,” she said.

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