Lean Meat Yield (LMY)
Lean meat yield (LMY) is the percentage of meat recovered from a carcase - a key driver of profitability. LDL provides a predicted LMY for sheep carcases, as well as beef carcases that have been through MSA grading, based on a number of carcase measurements. This algorithm was formed as a part of the objective carcase measurement research by MLA.
Why is LMY important?
LMY is a key profitability driver, the kilos count! Producers can use LMY feedback to inform decisions on yield estimated breeding values, growth rates and weight targets.
What are some of the alternate methods of measuring LMY?
MLA has invested significantly in objective carcase measurement. One of the key outcomes of this research was the use of DEXA for measuring LMY. Shortly, LDL will also have DEXA results available for producers from processors that have adopted this technology.