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May 10, 2017

Please find relevant data and charts here.

This analysis is based on the year end report of the AAFC weekly report called Beef Supply at a Glance plus the annual report on provincially inspected sl...

April 22, 2017

The Graders Rule is a device with which beef graders estimate and report yield in beef carcasses. For most purposes the graders simply report the Yield Grade as Y1, which is any carcass with a yie...

April 19, 2017

Here I recount the very successful experience in beef cattle marketing when I was involved with a new medium sized packing plant called Natural Valley Farms located near Wolsley, Saskatchewan. I t...

April 5, 2017

In recent years, there has been a marked shift in the percentage of beef carcasses in the three Yield classes with a sharp decline in the highest "Yield 1" class and a corresponding increase in th...

February 21, 2017

It has been argued that the packer who pays for beef carcasses on the basis of their percentage yield is disadvantaged relative to his competitors because he pays more for higher yielding cattle a...

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