USDA to Change U.S. Beef Grade Standards

December 5, 2017 10:24 AM
 
U.S. beef grading standards will be updated to allow companies to use age documentation to verify cattle that are under 30 months of age.

U.S. beef grading standards will be updated to allow companies to use age documentation to verify cattle that are under 30 months of age.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) said in a statement the voluntary U.S. Standards for Grades of Carcass Beef will include additional options – detention or age documentation – to establish the maturity of animals and ensure that cattle 30 months old, or less, are included in the youngest maturity group (A maturity). Skeletal and muscular evidence will still be used to determine maturity for those animals over 30 months of age.

AMS says the change for voluntary beef grading activities will begin on Monday, Dec. 18, 2017.

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