Livestock Grading DVD
Product Number: C27807
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By viewing this DVD, people have the opportunity to learn the latest Feeder Cattle Grading Standards comprised by the USDA. Four national livestock evaluators introduce the 2000 Feeder Cattle Grading Standards by evaluating and discussing 10 feeder cattle. All footage was taped at the 40th National Livestock Grading and Marketing Association Workshop at Texas Tech University. Top livestock and meat specialists, including Fred Williams Jr., who has officiated at more than 200 youth and collegiate judging contests, evaluate 11 slaughter steers and yearlings varying widely in finish (USDA YG1 to YG4, USDA QG Select to Prime), muscling, frame, size, and weight. The live cattle are discussed in detail and then eight are slaughtered. Carcasses and carcass data are discussed and analyzed by Williams. The DVD also evaluates 10 slaughter hogs varying widely be back fat (.45 to 2.0 in.) and degree of muscling (thin to thick). Following the live evaluation, each animal’s carcass and official grade data are discussed and analyzed by Williams. Includes three quizzes and 15 web links. 90 minutes. Copyright 2004.