xbred":2ijxcp8d said:a local supermarket advertised "certified angus beef" saying, "only 8% of all beef is good enough to be certified angus beef". this can't be a true statement, or is it?
This was taken from taken from http://www.cattletoday.com/archive/2008 ... 1634.shtml By Mark McCully, supply development director for Certified Angus Beef LLC (CAB).While nearly a third of straight Angus cattle achieved CAB acceptance
novatech":1q5n90bc said:This was taken from taken from http://www.cattletoday.com/archive/2008 ... 1634.shtml By Mark McCully, supply development director for Certified Angus Beef LLC (CAB).While nearly a third of straight Angus cattle achieved CAB acceptance
This makes me wonder where the other 2/3's is coming from.
I read this as; Two thirds of pure Angus cattle will not meet CAB specifications.
Marbling scores trended higher in a direct correlation with percentage Angus influence. While nearly a third of straight Angus cattle achieved CAB acceptance or USDA Prime, the low-influence cattle made only 9.3 percent CAB and only 0.3 percent qualified for Prime. On the other hand, less than one percent of the straight Angus cattle were discounted as USDA Standard, compared to more than five percent of the low Angus.
Straightbred Angus cattle showed better feedlot health and lower treatment costs than cattle with less Angus influence. The straightbred average treatment cost of $4.60 per head was $3 less than that for the lowest-Angus-influence cattle.
Moreover, that was less than the treatment costs for the typical crossbreds in the middle quartiles. Overall health significantly improved with increased Angus influence. Straight Angus cattle had a sickness rate of 14.8 percent, while cattle with low influence had a rate of 22.8 percent.
In that study, the 2.79 percent mortality rate in groups of straight blacks compared to 18.39 percent in black baldies of the same frame size, 12.93 percent in all black baldies and 6.34 percent in mixed-color lots.
He notes that the numbers say producers can expect both higher performance and quality grades from straight Angus cattle. “Wise cattlemen will make sure they are looking at all the facts when they make decisions on genetics,” McCully says.