About one-third of steer carcasses are failing to meet new, lighter-weight beef specifications, according to AHDB investigations. Most processors have narrowed their grading specifications in the past 12 months, implementing heavy penalties for animals weighing more than 400kg. While 85% of heifers are falling into the 260-280kg weight band, only about 60% of steers are meeting this specification, AHDB analysis of carcass weights over a four-month period shows. See the AHDB report (PDF). However, there are steps beef farmers can take to […]