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Slaughter cattle evaluation terms for understanding

Livestock EvaluationThis is a presentation from Virginia Tech and has not been edited by the Georgia Curriculum Office.


Slaughter cattle evaluation terms for understanding

Slaughter Cattle EvaluationTerms for understanding

  • Muscle - red meat for human consumption

  • Finish (quality) – amount of fat covering the carcass of a market animal *ANIMALS ALL FINISH FROM FRONT TO BACK*

  • Correctness – applies to the structural ability of an animal to carry muscle

  • All market animals evaluated on theses three traits


What is marbling

What is marbling?

  • Marbling: the fat in the muscle

  • White flecks in the meat

  • Gives flavor


Slaughter cattle evaluation quality grades of slaughter cattle

Slaughter Cattle EvaluationQuality Grades of Slaughter Cattle

  • Prime

  • Choice

  • Select

  • Standard

  • These grades are in order from highest quality to lowest quality


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Slaughter Cattle EvaluationQuality Grades of Slaughter Cattle

  • Prime

  • Choice


Slaughter cattle quality grades

Slaughter Cattle Quality Grades

  • Select

  • Standard


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Slaughter Cattle Quality Grades

  • The more marbling in the red meat, the higher the quality grade

  • The amount of marbling is in direct relation to the amount of fat covering the Steer, The fatter the animal the more marbling it has, usually!

  • Prime Choice Select Standard


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Slaughter Cattle Quality Grades

  • The ideal grade for slaughter cattle is;

  • Prime Choice Select Standard


Slaughter cattle evaluation

Slaughter Cattle Evaluation

  • How does one go about evaluating market animals ?

  • All animals are evaluated on three traits

    • Muscle

    • finish (quality)

    • Correctness


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Slaughter Cattle Evaluation

  • How does one evaluate muscle, finish (quality), & correctness ?

  • Visual observation from three views

    • Front

    • Side

    • Rear


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Slaughter Cattle Evaluation

  • So, you evaluate finish, muscle, & correctness at each of the three views

    • Front

    • Side

    • Rear


Slaughter cattle evaluation front view finish

Slaughter Cattle EvaluationFront View - Finish

  • Fullness in the brisket

  • Excess fat through the neck


Slaughter cattle evaluation front view muscle

Slaughter Cattle EvaluationFront View - Muscle

  • Width in the chest floor

  • Substance of bone

  • Muscle in forearm


Slaughter cattle evaluation front view correctness

Slaughter Cattle EvaluationFront View - Correctness

  • Width in the chest floor

  • Standing straight and solid on front legs

  • Do the feet toe out or toe in?


Slaughter cattle evaluation side view finish

Slaughter Cattle EvaluationSide View - Finish

  • Amount of fat covering the last two ribs

  • Excess fat through the flank


Slaughter cattle evaluation side view muscle

Slaughter Cattle EvaluationSide View - Muscle

  • Amount muscle in the forearm

  • Length of muscle in the rear end


Slaughter cattle evaluation side view correctness

Slaughter Cattle EvaluationSide View - Correctness

  • Straightness of the lines; back, hips, & underline

  • Do want legs to far under the steer

  • Or to be too “post” legged


Slaughter cattle evaluation rear view finish

Slaughter Cattle EvaluationRear View - Finish

  • Square ness (shelving at the top of the rear end)

  • Square ness (shelving at the Bottom of the rear end)

  • A smooth round shape is correct


Slaughter cattle evaluation rear view muscle

Slaughter Cattle EvaluationRear View - Muscle

  • Width through the center portion of the rear (stifle)

  • Length of muscle-especially in the lower quarter

  • Width of top


Slaughter cattle evaluation rear view correctness

Slaughter Cattle EvaluationRear View - Correctness

  • Does the animal stand on feet correctly?

  • Or does he severely toe in or toe out


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Slaughter Cattle Evaluation

  • Lets Judge a class of 4 Steers. Place them in order of best to worst, for example 2-1-3-4 or 4-1-2-3


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Slaughter Cattle Evaluation

  • It’s probably best to place them from all views, considering all traits, then put a final placing on the animals


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Slaughter Cattle Evaluation

  • Lets Judge!!!!!!!!!


Slaughter cattle evaluation angus steers front view

Slaughter Cattle EvaluationAngus Steers – Front View


Slaughter cattle evaluation angus steers side view

Slaughter Cattle EvaluationAngus Steers – Side View


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Slaughter Cattle EvaluationAngus Steers – Side View


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Slaughter Cattle EvaluationAngus Steers – Side View


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Slaughter Cattle EvaluationAngus Steers – Side View


Slaughter cattle evaluation angus steers composite side view

Slaughter Cattle EvaluationAngus Steers – Composite Side View


Slaughter cattle evaluation angus steers rear view

Slaughter Cattle EvaluationAngus Steers – Rear View


Slaughter cattle evaluation angus steers teachers placings 4 3 2 1

Slaughter Cattle EvaluationAngus Steers – Teachers Placings4-3-2-1


Slaughter cattle evaluation the end

Slaughter Cattle EvaluationThe End !


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