Identifying Beef Carcases 


Our new Identifying Beef Carcases educational guide explores how to distinguish cows from bulls, steers and heifers and identify age and conformation by studying the carcase. It has been developed to share AHDB Beef and Lamb's expertise and is particularly useful as a training tool for anybody working in the beef industry.

The guide describes different breeds and types of cattle, detailing their uses in beef production and illustrates how to identify the sex and age of the animal and how to grade conformation by studying the carcase and exploring differences in muscle development, changes in bone structure due to the age of the animal, and fat and meat colouration.




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Meat Purchasing Guides for the Export Market

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