Your Beef, Explained

Why does a carcass from a 1,300-pound steer only yield about 639 pounds of edible beef? A checkoff-funded two-page handout, "Your Beef Breakdown, Explained", explains the process of fabrication and lists the average volume of the various cuts available from each of the primals.

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The beef checkoff increases beef demand through promotion, research and new product development, and a variety of other marketing tools.