Implications of increased carcass weights

Implications of increased carcass weights

*Dr. Larry Corah is professor emeritus at Kansas State University.

ONE of the constants frequently discussed in the beef industry is the continued virtual linear increase in carcass size. Simply said, it is a function of an increased emphasis on the use of high-growth genetics, and nothing suggests that the trend will change.

Over the past 10 years, U.S. Department of Agriculture data indicate that carcass weights hav

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