NBQA: Industry losing $110M annually to carcass defects


That’s what carcass defects are costing the Canadian beef industry.

The National Beef Quality Audit (NBQA), funded in part by check-off dollars, indicates the overall cost of carcass defects has increased 15% on fed cattle and 5% on non-fed cattle since the last audit.

By assigning dollar values to the various defects, those with the greatest expense to the industry can be identified and tackled first through research or communicating about prevention.

By Tayla Fraser October 26, 2018

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