Beef Cutouts, Weights & Yields

Contact: , 303-867-6302;

Date: Monday, July 22, 2013

A new checkoff-funded 12-page, four-color booklet – Beef Cuts, Primal & Subprimal Weights and Yields – was derived from the beef carcass cutout calculator and helps improve understanding of estimated cutout, weights or yields of a beef carcass to respond better to questions about the average weight of a cut or a sub-primal, for example.

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The Beef Checkoff Program was established as part of the 1985 Farm Bill. The checkoff assesses $1 per head on the sale of live domestic and imported cattle, in addition to a comparable assessment on imported beef and beef products. States retain up to 50 cents on the dollar and forward the other 50 cents per head to the Cattlemen’s Beef Promotion and Research Board, which administers the national checkoff program, subject to USDA approval.
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